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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
+44 1471 844305
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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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Armadale Castle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
+44 1471 844305
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

Spent a wet morning at the centre. Was really interesting learning about the Jacobite cause and generally Scottish history - like the first Scots were actually from Ireland. Had a nice morning coffee here too. Lovely gardens too.

Thank Louise W
Reviewed May 18, 2016

On a wet day we spent a very pleasant couple of hours in this well presented Clan Donald home and museum. The grounds are very pleasant, even in the rain, the tearoom is nice (excellent scones) and the museum very interesting.More

Thank Googly2010
JanWallwork, General Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2016

Thank you so much for the positive feedback on your visit. So glad you labelled it as a good weather option because not as many folks as we would like realise that you can take cover in our award-winning Museum of the Isles, as well...More

Reviewed May 9, 2016

Thanks so much to the archivist Sue for all of your help in the amazing archive. I was able to find lots of great information. I enjoyed tea at the Stables and learned a lot at the museum. The museum was particularly impressive and has...More

Thank fencingcellist
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stopped in the week prior to them opening for the season (they were cleaning) and they were so gracious to let us wander and even shop! Just wish I had been more cognizant of Scotland's "season"...which doesn't necessarily coincide with springbreak in the states....More

Thank Katrose
Reviewed April 29, 2016

The gardens are a pleasant walk, the castle a good photo opportunity and, although we didn't use it, the restaurant/cafe looked very good. The museum is interesting enough whether you are Donald clans-folk or not. There are some good examples of weaponry. A little pricey...More

Thank paymonger
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We did not see this attraction at its best, officially it wasn't even open, but we just walked in, had a look around, and enjoyed the walks. The weather was bad and we had just got off the ferry, yet there are great views here,...More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed April 23, 2016

The grounds are lovely and the restaurant is very good, but the time it took to get here from the mainland was not worth the trip. The Castle is a shell with only the outside to view. The museum had a few interesting items.More

Thank GmaSandra
JanWallwork, General Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thank you for the feedback. It would be very helpful to find out how you traveled to Armadale. Did you take the ferry and do your comments reflect your experience on that service? We are experiencing some issues with crossings that are subject to disruption...More

Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is ideal for family visits. The museum exhibits are full of interest and well explained. The garden are relaxing and the children's play area is excellent.

Thank john_crystal
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Very informative with excellent displays. Beautiful gardens and lovely woodland walks. Very nice lunch in the cafe.

Thank Joanne59skk
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Well laid out museum very interesting content, lovely gardens too. Very nice cafe before entering the museum, was busy due to coach parties stopping. Overall a good visit

Thank Linda B
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August 31, 2016|
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Response from Janet14M | Reviewed this property |
No not much reference but still an interesting place to visit plus lovely food ln cafe.
June 11, 2015|
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Response from Sue G | Property representative |
If you would like a special talk about the history, it is best to pre-book on the main landline number and let us know if you have a special interest group so we can tailor the talk to your group. We offer a meet and greet... More