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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Address: Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1470 521206
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Description: Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of...
Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and clan legend at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Award winning gardens, seal boat trips, cafe, gift shops and holiday cottages. **** Visit Scotland grading.For more information about our opening times, admission prices, events and exhibitions, please visit our website and facebook page.
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interesting more or less sameas most castles but much smaller,good views of seals in the adjacent waters

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

interesting more or less sameas most castles but much smaller,good views of seals in the adjacent waters

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Weiterstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a must to visit the Dunvegan castle and pay the few extra pounds and take the seal boat tour. The tour guide was so friendly! Our small boat pulled up very close to the seals and it was a priceless memory! Definitely recommend this!!

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are visiting the isle of Skye, it is well worth a visit, if you are travelling from abroad, you will have to be aware of the opening months and times as they are not open the whole year round. The history, settings and gardens make this a trip the whole family would enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Just a short ride from Portree and an absolute must. Beautiful gardens, impressive castle with Prince Charlie's items. The best attraction is the seals. Behind the gardens, a small boat runs every 30 minutes for a small fee to take you to several tiny islands around the castle to see seal colonies. The boat comes within several feet of the... More 

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed the history. Felt like they still lived in the castle. The castle is owned by the family and renovation of the roof costed a lot of money. When you're done visiting the castle, it's nice to go for a walk inside the garden. There are activities at the lake.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It is the special place full with fairyes and Dames, not the gay types really HA HA HA HA!! Asstanding views on the behind here, HOLD FAST. amazings sword too it is a bit bendy old. Who is the visiter that will not be here.

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place has lovely gardens and the castle itself is very interesting. Great tour and easy to follow if you go solo!

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nice but not the best thing about Dunvegan, The views are astounding and the walks of photography amazing, would recommend to anyone.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped by and took a tour of the gardens and castle. It was absolutely beautiful. The tour of the castle was great, but what really won us over was that we happened to visit on the day when a dance group showed up and performed outside the castle. It was a lot of fun! My only regret was not... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We visited Dunvegan during the October School Holidays so were in Dunvegan on 16/10 and 17/10, one of the main reason for going was to visit the castle, we got ready on the Friday 17/10 and walked along only to find that the Castle was closed to visitors there were around 20 other visitors there at the same time and... More 

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