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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Address: Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 521206
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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. grading. For more information about our opening times, admission prices, events and exhibitions, please visit our website and facebook page.

Awarded a 5* Visitor Attraction Grading by Visit Scotland in 2016.

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Sometimes hard to find your way around

Even with a map, it was sometimes difficult to navigate. Grounds were beautiful, even in the pouring rain. Castle was easy to navigate and interesting. A little disappointed that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to many castles, country houses etc over the years but Dunvegan Castle gardens struck me straight away as being one of the prettiest places I have ever seen! It was late September when I visited and raining but the garden was still in fairly full bloom. It was beautiful. The Castle is very much as you would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even with a map, it was sometimes difficult to navigate. Grounds were beautiful, even in the pouring rain. Castle was easy to navigate and interesting. A little disappointed that I could not take pictures inside but it is someone's home.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here today raining so went to cafe it was very untidy watery tomato soup and tasteless Cajun chicken also no cheese or dates on sandwiches really disappointed

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mpls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle interior is limited as it is still a residence but the gardens are lovely. You could spend many happy hours doodling about the various walks and paths.

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Thank Brocodile
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the castle and grounds and were too late for the seals because of bad weather; the staff gave us a pass to come back the next day and we had a private tour of the seal colony with a lovely guide. All in all we were impressed with the

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Thank louisefahy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful castle with lovely views. Would recommend the boat trip to see the seals! Great photo opportunity for photographers! The staff are knowledgable and friendly. Beautiful well maintained gardens. Long drive from sky, with fantastic views along the way. The castle is worth the visit. All very good value for money. 10 out of 10 for me.

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Thank Chanelan
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable afternoon spent visiting the castle and gardens, well worth a visit. The waterfalls in the garden were lovely and you could see the seals on the island from the castle.

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Thank Gill O
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quit expensive for the tour and not much to see, the best parts are the Gardens,some great plants and flowers and a waterfall and nice views over the Loch, but don't waste your money.

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Thank Charles G
Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A really amazing castle with a great garden area. If you go there you have to visit the garden it's huge and colourful.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overhyped. It's nothing special at all. There is more character in castle ruins! Very little to see and do in the castle and certainly not worth the money they charge. You are better if saving your cash and using it to visit Eileen Donan castle which was half the price, a thousand times more beautiful and with much more to... More 

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