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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and clan legend at 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in...more
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Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This castle and gardens can be done in about an hour. The castle itself was nice and we enjoyed seeing the artifacts. It also had a fun surprise near the end. The gardens were amazing and not to be missed. The water garden was my...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This (still) privately owned castle and gardens is well worth a visit if you are on Skye. The castle is packed full of historical stories, paintings and artefacts and includes original letters to the family from Dr Samuel Johnson and Walter Scott, plus other correspondence...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 953jamesf
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very interesting tour around the Castle learning the history of the Macleods and the structure of the castle to what it is today. Gardens are well-maintained and beautiful to look at.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julia C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Dunvegan Castle during a holiday on Skye. Pretty drive to the castle. It stands in a commanding position overlooking the loch. It is a lived in castle of the CLan MacCleod. Interesting exhibits, nice shop,beautiful gardens with a lovely walled garden and exciting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janerat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found the castle interesting, but the treasure of this place are the gardens. We spent almost three hours just walking, relaxing, and enjoying the beauty of the place Plenty of sitting areas are available throughout the various parts of the gardens. The lush settings,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank danielh318
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must visit if you go to Skye. A wonderful Scottish castle in a beautiful setting. Make sure you allow a couple of hours to wander around the peaceful setting of the castle gardens. Good value for money.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank iancarm112
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not named Mc.Leod, this is a property worth a visit. The castle itself has been built in stages, the oldest dating back to the 12th century. Much of the castle is not open to tour, but what is gives insight to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank greenstOat24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in when passing as we had the Gardeners World 2 for 1 voucher. Lovely gardens eith great views over the bay & included in the price was a tour of the castle. Definitely worth a visit but great value with the half price voucher

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Neil J
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 10 days in Scotland, I got a castle overdose! I remember the grounds but not the inside, furniture and heirlooms, modest by any standards. At the end, they all look the same! The MacLeod Estate was interesting because it is still occupied as a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Beatrice L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful estate has fantastic preservation on the inside, with handouts in most rooms detailing what you are seeing. Stroll outside into the gardens for a leisurely walk and then down to the waters edge to see the seals basking in the sun.

Date of experience: September 2019
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June 8, 2019|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
Probably about 1-2 hours. I don’t think the Castle is very well presented and could show a lot more history. This comment in relation to Castles elsewhere that are a lot better
Allison K
August 6, 2018|
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Response from DunveganCastle | Property representative |
Yes on a lead and please clean up any mess. Thank you
May 29, 2018|
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Response from MomNicoleM | Reviewed this property |
This attraction can accommodate a very large amount of people. You will not have a problem getting tickets at the location when you arrive. There is no way they would reach the limit for visitors at any one time. It's huge... More