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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

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Address: Armadale Castle, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
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+44 1471 844305
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye,...

Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye, operated by the Clan Donald Lands Trust. Here you can enjoy an outstanding holiday experience in our self-catering lodges, explore the historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle, and learn about highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles.Visit us Visit our stunning historical Highland estate on Sleat, on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Skye. Wander through our historic gardens set around the imposing ruins of Armadale Castle, home of Clan Donald in the Isle of Skye. Explore our 40 acres of beautiful woodland walks. Learn about Highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles. Enjoy spectacular views over the sea to the majestic mountains of Knoydart. A day visit might not be enough.

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Wanted to see "home" of the head of the clan although not sure if it was the right "sept" Called in the museum and was directed to the library where Sue Geale helped enormously... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If Seabon had been invited to visit a run-down 19th century stately home in the style of a castle with a small museum in the grounds, he probably would have said "obviously not". But we went anyway, because it was raining. In return for an £8.50 entry fee, however, you are presented with a tactile experience like no other. Seabon... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will be tempted to pass right by as you get off the ferry and head for Portree. Don't. Stop and see this castle, garden and especially the museum. The gardens are stunning and the museum was so worth visiting. The history of the clans was very informative and the women in the gift shop was super helpful with suggesting... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely day out here. It was a beautiful day. The gardens were lovely. Bluebells everywhere. Stunning Magnolia tree in full bloom. Plenty to see and the castle ruin was very impressive. We loved it.

Thank marionwatters
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to see "home" of the head of the clan although not sure if it was the right "sept" Called in the museum and was directed to the library where Sue Geale helped enormously. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff - refreshing!! The castle is merely a shell now but the museum and gardens made up for it.... More 

1 Thank trevormac51
Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Armadale Castle and their restaurant and shop offer great food, reasonable prices and the chance to walk the extensive manicured castle grounds. In addition the Museum of Clan Donald is located here.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy place to find just after you land from the ferry in the direction of Bradford. Beautiful gardens and interesting museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit today at the end i went to the cafe had soup and a scone it was really tasty i would recommend it, the only fault was it was cold as all the doors were open

1 Thank floralangel1955
Fort William, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I visit here on a regular basis for information on the history of Isles and to walk through 40 acres of woodland gardens. Stunning views from the ruined castles over to the Mainland. I cannot say enough about great place that been preserved of history.

1 Thank Peter M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

We visited Armadale Castle in spring 2016 during a holiday and enjoyed it so much we went back again in 2017. Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles is an excellent example of what can be done when some imagination and enthusiasm is applied. The castle ruins, the gardens and the walks through the forests are superb, with great... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent visit to the Castle ruins and museum. The grounds are fantastic and well kept with a large play area for kids and plenty of walks and viewpoints across the water. If you are lucky, as we were, you can spot sea otters swimming along the shoreline. The museum staff were very helpful and the displays and audio... More 

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