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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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Beautiful castle set in a lovely location. We haven't visited the interiors, but the grounds and the gardens are well kept and rich ornamental flora. You can visit it in a couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visitd the much anticipated Dunvegan Castle and Gardens on a typical Scottish wet rainy day thinking we could at least visit an attraction that was indoors to get out of the rain! However, we weren't in the Castle long enough to take advantage of the shelter, we found, as a family that the Castle was very much overpriced for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our short trip to Dunvegan Castle was interesting and beautiful. The gardens and view of the water were highlights of the trip. Pictures are not allowed inside the castle but the views from outside more than make up for it. I would have liked to had time to take a boat trip to see the castle from the water and... More 

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Southern England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An imposing building in a beautiful setting, which is very interesting to visit. Lots of good stories but never information overload. The grounds are lovely.

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Temse, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a very rainy day when we visited the Castle. We were however very warmly welcomed already by the nice gentleman that sold us our tickets. Inside, same welcoming staff. The castle had some real gems to see, really very nice. What I always pity is the fact that you can't take any pictures. You pay a nice price... More 

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Lecce, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful castle set in a lovely location. We haven't visited the interiors, but the grounds and the gardens are well kept and rich ornamental flora. You can visit it in a couple of hours

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Thank Orpheus_65
Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dunvegan Castle and its gardens are okay, and well worth a short visit, but the seal trip arranged in small motorboats from the castle to the Dunvegan Bay is a truly beautiful experience. I recommend it to everyone visiting the Isle of Skye! Besides seeing the castle from the sea (which is the direction it should be admired from)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens alone are worth the visit, but definitely visit the castle. It is well staffed and the staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. Don't be afraid to engage and ask questions. It is worth the visit if you are near. Give it at least two hours. It's a top 10, maybe top 5 Scotland castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The castle itself wasn’t particularly spectacular but the gardens were lovely and it was a wonderful walk through the rhododendrons. The views of the bay were gorgeous and the plantings were worth walking through. Take bug repellent, though.

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Thank Diane K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the reviews from here and it was just underwhelming. It was overpriced for what it is. The gardens were pretty but not amazing. The castle itself was small and uneventful. Vague history, small rooms, a bunch of paintings of the clan chiefs and their families mostly.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice gardens, and interesting tour around castle. Not too much or too long, interesting enough to keep kids entertained. (There was a little game where you have to find a set of keys in each room)

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