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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
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$56.88*
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Full-Day Guided Fairy Pools Tour In Isle of Skye
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$396.82*
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Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Dunvegan
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“I've seen better”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dunvegan has all the location and history to be spectacular but it's extremely underwhelming at present. There aren't very many rooms open to the public and many of them are in a dilapidated state. Having been through castle country out in Aberdeen I was expecting much more. If you're going to visit stay outside, the grounds are lovely. There are many better castles to pay to tour nearby.

Visited July 2014
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Brigg, England, United Kingdom
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“A good day out”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent gardens and grounds. Castle ok but not outstanding. Would recommend it as a place to visit for a good day out


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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“All right chief?”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We've done the castle thing before and found them to be ok. Just. Dunvegan is different. It has it all, pretty much. One gripe was the cinema showing the history on the silver screen is tucked away down in the ancillary area. I suppose if there was a more suitable area upstairs closer to the door it would be there. The Chieftain of the clan McLeod lives here with wife and son, and what a location. The castle with its various open rooms, with more to follow, are interesting and well set out for tourists, but the gardens on a SUNY day are the crowning glory. A beautiful place to visit, and a pleasure, I imagine, to live in such a gorgeous part of our planet.

Visited July 2014
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Dundee, Scotland
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“Great day out”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited Dunvegan Castle on a stunning hot day. ( They do happen on Skye ! ) had a very interesting tour and learned much about the McLeod dynasty and the famous visitors they have had over the years. Lots of history and some interesting facts and artefacts relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora Macdonald. Gardens were in full bloom and were a delight to spend some time in, especially the walled part. All in all well worth the admission charge.

Visited July 2014
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful day out at the castle. Lovely welcome at the entrance, very informative guides throughout the rooms. Lots of information on the history of the MacLeod clan and many interesting artefacts.
Garden is astonishingly beautiful if you're lucky enough to visit on a fine day!

Visited July 2014
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