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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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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...more
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Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost skipped this because it was raining out, but so glad we didn't! The castle was quite interesting, but what really stuck with us was the amazing gardens! Even in the rain, we walked for a long time through the many varied gardens. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gray S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I don't remember much about the castle. What I remember are the gardens!! They were lovely and we spend most of our time slowly strolling through. So many colors and varieties and they all smelled so good. Great gardens!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed with the castle itself as it was fairly plain and boring on the outside, and not very impressive on the inside. The furnishings were bland, there didn’t seem to be a great deal of care taken as to who was who in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great setting and beautiful place to visit. The castle was founded in the 13th century and expanded over the centuries. Eventually in the 19th century it was finished off as a mock medieval castle. For those who love castles, this is a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for tour of old castle and it’s garden. Enjoyed the trip but we missed the boat trip as it was raining and not in service.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jaisya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recommend a visit, particularly if you enjoy gardens and history. I loved the gardens which even include a reasonably sized waterfall. The interior of the castle is a bit tired in parts. Other reviews recommend the boat trip added on to see the seal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have travelled her twice. Love the beauty and the lay out of the land and all around love the story of Dunvegan Castle and the MacLeod history. Highly recommend a visit. Very hospitable staff and beautiful gardens. We will return.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda R
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss the seal boat trip. It is an extra £7.50 but was the highlight of our visit. Hundreds of seals! It takes about 30 minutes to circle the lake in a little open motor dinghy (no frills here!) with a life jacket supplied. Coming...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

A lot of castles are beautiful on the outside but this one has more to offer than most, on the inside. Gorgeous paintings of the clan through the centuries. Every room is fully decorated. Worth the trip out there!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JKKJ2015
Reviewed 2 November 2018

What an amazing experience finding Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the location is spectacular, the gardens are truly stunning and the castle has such a great atmosphere, so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend, so worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Allison K
6 August 2018|
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Response from DunveganCastle | Property representative |
Yes on a lead and please clean up any mess. Thank you
29 May 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
23 September 2017|
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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.