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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
44 (0) 1470 521206
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Dunvegan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The castle was wonderful with lots to see and an informative video presented by one of the Macleod chiefs. The gardens are a must! We loved the walled garden and the water gardens. The waterfall is amazing.

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Melbourne
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Good parking especially if you are in a motor home. Gardens are well worth a visit and give great ideas if you are planning your own. I would love to see what is not open to the public, the tour of the castle is nice but I want to see what is not shown!

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Prague
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We haven't visited the castle itself, only the gardens. There are both wild and formal gardens. As there were nearly no trees or forests on the Isle of Skye, Dunvegan castle gardens were a big surprise for us, considering harsh climate of the nothwest Scotland. This is a must-see for all those who like gardens.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

lot's of flowers, of all kinds, spread over a massive forrest around the castle. The stories of the family are really cool and the items there look impressive (like the claymore and chainmail). Worth to have a look around!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited Dunvegan Castle with my three children; 14, 4 and 3 and were not disappointed! We entrance to the castle and the gardens £27.00 for the 5 of us and the seal trip was an additional £6.00 for adults and £4.00 for the children. Parking was free. The seal boat trip amazing! The boat trip was 25 min boat... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's not exactly the kind of Castle that blows you over with its beauty. However you must do it justice in that it has belonged to the same clan Macleod for 800 years ! Inside there a few interesting rooms to visit, and one positive point for my husband, who is French speaking, there were leaflets in French (as well... More

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owen sound
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This castle had some interesting aspects. But the gardens and the trails were well marked and beautiful.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We like our castles and this was one of the best we have been to. Very informative cannot find fault.

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Thought the castle tour was a bit dry but with some interesting details. Thoroghly enjoyed exploring the grounds which were colourful even in September with a very manageable trail well signed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We went to Dumvegan Castle on a rainy day with our 2 and 5-year old. They had a brilliant time in the castle, our 5-year old completed the castle quiz (with a bit of help). Then we had a quick and easy lunch in the castle's cafe and bought some traditional Scottish toys in the castle's shop. Very much recommend... More

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