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“Clan Donald Visit”

Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles
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$408.50*
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Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Armadale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye, operated by the Clan Donald Lands Trust. Here you can enjoy an outstanding holiday experience in our self-catering lodges, explore the historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle, and learn about highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles.Visit us Visit our stunning historical Highland estate on Sleat, on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Skye. Wander through our historic gardens set around the imposing ruins of Armadale Castle, home of Clan Donald in the Isle of Skye. Explore our 40 acres of beautiful woodland walks. Learn about Highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles. Enjoy spectacular views over the sea to the majestic mountains of Knoydart. A day visit might not be enough.
Reviewed August 25, 2014

This castle is a ruin so nothing to see inside and the gardens are quite basic. Nice views though across the sea towards the mainland.
Restaurant serves decent light lunches.
Personally I preferred Dunvegan Castle.

1  Thank Keith W
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

We came here on a glorious afternoon in August. It was so perfect that we didn't spend any time in the museum, so I'm afraid I can't comment on that. The gardens would be lovely in any setting, but overlooking the Sound of Sleat as they are, they are magnificent. We picnicked in a lovely spot overlooking the water, accompanied by a friendly honour guard of guinea fowl. After exploring the gardens we went on one of the longer walks through the estate - a charming woodland walk with occasional tantalising glimpses to the Sound, which on the way back as we climbed to higher ground became magnificent vistas.
Furthermore, the staff were exceptional. Or, in particular, Rupert was exceptional. We arrived very anxious about petrol, as we had just discovered that the petrol station in Armadale is not open on Sundays. Rupert gave us the unwelcome information that the nearest place was Broadford, about 18(?) miles north. When he saw our horrified faces, he gave us his phone number and promised to come out and rescue us if we got stranded! (The tale has a happy conclusion, as we made it to Broadford on fumes).
What can I say? In fine weather, the place was perfect!

1  Thank Helen286
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is already enough to read here for the attraction, Thus no need for me to add more on the castle, museum, garden and grounds.

What I would like to bring to the travelers attention is the restaurant. You have two possibilities, at the right hand in the building is a cafeteria, in the middle of the building is a restaurant with more choice. We went to the last one. We had lunch in a beautiful atmosphere. May I recommend the vennison burger. It was very nice.

Thank pa3ddg
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

interesting museum. stunning gardens could have spent an entire day there! this was definitely one of the most magnificent places to visit on the isle of skye

Thank debbyspero
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

The castle is a ruin, and not worth any admission fees. The museum is dull, but the grounds are beautiful, especially if you are into gardening, and the views across to Knoydart are superb.

Thank kate a
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