Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
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Historic Sites • Castles • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
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 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. For more information about our opening times, admission prices, speical events and exhibitions, please visit our website.
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Beachdeac
Gaiole in Chianti, Italy343 contributions
So many castles are in ruins and all you see are the stone walls; but Dunvegan is different. It is lived in and modern on the inside in many ways. Yet there lingers the harshness of the dungeons and the past. If you are a McLeod, you must go! Early in the day at 10:00 is better.
Written July 28, 2022
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MaryCork
Cork, Ireland550 contributions
Fabulous castle. Amazing views. The guides were very knowledgeable. The information on the MacLeod clan was very interesting.
Written July 16, 2022
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SandraR
Landgraaf, The Netherlands118 contributions
We very much enjoyed walking around the castles and the gardens are beautiful! You can do a little boat tour to get closer to the seals which we didn't do but looked like fun. Worth the money!
Written July 8, 2022
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mariatiggs
Stirling, UK85 contributions
Family
After looking at the castle and how grand it looked from the outside with the gardens and gates - when we entered it we were disappointed at what we could see. Lots of it closed off. After visiting a castle the previous day on the main land which was slightly cheaper we thought we would have seen more and been able to learn a bit about the history of the castle. There wasn’t much to read and no tours available or audio tours.
Written July 6, 2022
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Hatton
Stafford, UK41 contributions
Friends
We very much enjoyed talking with Lucy who was one of the castle guides. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Scottish history was amazing.
We were also very impressed with the beautiful gardens and the scenery.
Written July 6, 2022
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MikeDyserth
Cwm Dyserth, UK29 contributions
If you go to Skye, you have to go to Dunvegan Castle. We were lucky with the weather and the £10 pp first come first served boat trip to watch the seals. Wow! What great value for money and not disappointed as plenty to see, including newly born seal pups. Rory, our skipper, gave us a guide too. The castle was great to look around, love the history and our 2 hour visit, again was value for money.
Written July 5, 2022
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faunachain
12 contributions
Great place to visit, so much intersting history and beautiful gardens... and wild life, including the seal in the pictures, if you see her please contact Dunvegan Castle and SPCA Scotland or British Divers Marine Life Rescue as we are trying to find a way to get the debri off of her
Written July 5, 2022
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minsterman66
Chippenham, UK113 contributions
A must see destination on the island. The castle is fascinating and still lived in by the Clan Chief. There is a one way system round the exhibits, no flash photography though. Be warned it gets very busy from about 1030 onwards. The gardens are spectacular and need time to go around. The walled garden was a great treat and there are a number of small waterfalls feeding the water gardens.
Written July 4, 2022
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Wanderlust For Life
La Canada Flintridge, CA38 contributions
Interesting history of the area, especially related to the MacDonalds/MacLeods and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Nice displays but nothing interactive or very creative in the layout. Worth a visit but not a highlight if you just visit the castle.
Written June 30, 2022
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Aint_Life_Great
Huntsville, AL527 contributions
Couples
Loved our visit to Dunvegan Castle. We toured the castle and wandered the beautiful grounds. The castle is filled with furnishings, paintings, personal items. Lots of history, and I especially liked the connections to Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora McDonald. Highly recommend.
Written June 22, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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