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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
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+44 1470 521206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Skip the inside and just visit the gardens. They have done a lot of renovations, therefore, you don’t get that old castle feeling. Feels more like a museum. gardens are lovely.

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Reviewed yesterday

The self-guided tour was easy to follow and there were laminated sheets in several languages in each room. The library was particularly interesting, from the impressive collection of first editions to the ingenious armchair that converted to a set of steps to reach higher levels...More

Thank Basari57
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The castle and gardens are beautiful. It is very impressive what the current Chief of Clan MacLeod has done to keep the place maintained. I highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

£14 each for both the castle and the gardens (£12 just for the gardens). The gardens were beautiful and well maintained, magnificent rhododendrons. The castle was interesting with a good amount of information about the McLeod clan. Shame about it being pebble dashed years ago,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the castles and gardens and thoroughly enjoyed our morning. The castle is full of history. Unfortunately there were no guided tours the day we visited due to the high volume of visitors. But there were information cards in several languages explaining the history...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seems expensive at first glance, but you do get some lovely gardens as well as the castle itself. We paid extra for the seal trip and this was enjoyable too - went on a little boat and got a different view of the castle.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not visit the castle but visited the gardens. Simply lovely and would not miss it for the world!

Thank Lakshmy B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very well maintained building although looks a bit dowdy on the exterior. Lovely gardens and very good gift shop and restaurant. An oasis in a pretty ordinary village.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle itself was fascinating and the room guides and staff were all very welcoming and helpful. The gardens were a total surprise and truly wonderful! We easily spent several hours there. Well worth a visit and good value.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely and worth a visit, the house is quite interesting but more a grand house than a castle. The gift shop is outrageously expensive - I bough a Harris Tweed handbag for over £60 cheaper at another venue on the island. Save...More

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Karen_Lee_Holt
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Nicole M | 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
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
On site is a good option and you should not have a problem with it being overly busy.
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September 10, 2017|
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Response from Jasper1944 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late response to this question - been incomunicado in the Oz outback. It's an easy enough drive and well worth the effort.
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