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“Beautiful castle with lots of interesting facts”

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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$359.22*
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Golspie
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Owner description: This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Not a castle ruin, but as far as paid entry castles owned by the national trust go, one of the better ones. It's a good day out if it's raining. We stopped on our way down the east coast of the north coast 500 route and enjoyed. The gardens are beautiful and nice views out to the sea.

Probably not worth the entry fee, but if it's raining it's a good find. More suited to international audience who are more interested in clan families i think.

Thank Kel1202
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Once upon a time there was a beautiful castle in the Highlands of Scotland overlooking the sea. I loved Dunrobin Castle! I took the train from Inverness in the early morning and arrived about 30 minutes before opening. The Dunrobin Castle train stop is a request stop so make sure to tell the train personal to tell the driver. It was cold that day so layered clothing is good along with your rain jacket & umbrella. The castle had their fire place going at the entry of the castle, which made it cozy and warm. The gardens were beautiful and lovely pictures can be taken from the back of the castle looking down at the gardens and then great pics can be taken from the gardens looking up at the castle. Dunrobin Castle has a nice tearoom and gift shop where you can buy gifts or souvenirs. I enjoyed the piper playing the bagpipes outside of the castle and the falconry display was awesome and so interesting!

Thank WPS2013
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful castle well set up with all period furniture etc. A one way walk through the castle helped with crowd control as there is lots of tourists. The museum is really quirky and s bit creepy. The gardens are beautiful but the highlight was the falconry demo.

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Overall the castle itself was impressive to look at but walking around it you didn't get to see a whole lot and you didn't get to explore much. There also wasn't a whole lot of background information available. The gardens were not impressive and so we didn't spend any time walking around them. The thing that was impressive was the falconry display which is why I gave it a rating of 4. It was very well done and worth the price of admission and the drive. The guy who did it was vey knowledgeable and clearly loved and understood his birds. You got to get up close and personal with them and learn all about the species and how they were trained.

Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Castles fall somewhere on the scale of "ruined rocky walls" (like Urquhart Castle near Loch Ness) to "lovely rooms of furniture". Dunrobin is at the lovely room end of the scale. It has been laid out in a long path that takes you through many beautiful rooms.

Outside, the formal gardens go down to the sea. I've included some pictures of the gardens, since no photography is allowed in the castle.

We really enjoyed our stop.

Thank 5bubble
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