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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
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+44 1470 521206
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"fairy flag"
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"walled garden"
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"seal trip"
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"water garden"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"seal colony"
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"family history"
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"rainy day"
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"on display"
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"ancestral home"
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"castle gardens"
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"gardens are lovely"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The castle is in excellent conditions, and very well laid out,and full of history. The attendants where very helpful and well informed, nothing was to much trouble. The gardens are well worth a visit, well looked after.the tea rooms are well kept,and clean, as are...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Dunvegan castle on a rather grey and overcast day, but well worth the visit. The castle is very nice, well preserved and sturdy. It's best viewed from around the back so that you can see it on its impressive rock outcrop (just walk to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure not to miss the seal colony boat ride,well worth it ! Overall,a lovely place & a great experience.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a wet and miserable day. The castle itself was underwhelming to say the least, not as big as we thought it was going to be. It was raining so we didn’t go in the seal boats because we didn’t want to be...More

Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are plenty of different gardens and walks to visit. The waterfalls are great for some good photographic opportunities. We got around the castle very quickly, we learnt some history about the castle and the locality and enjoyed our morning there.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Free car park in front of the imposing castle. Easy to see why it was built, as storming the place from the sea would have been impossible for raiders,. The rooms are full of artifacts and true historical relevance. Good guides in each room so...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We actually didn't mind paying the fee to get in because it meant that the grounds were less overrun by tourists than the free areas of the island. The grounds were pretty big so the castle and gardens were peaceful with a great view of...More

Thank Crystaldawn3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit pricey and not that many rooms to see but interesting, as very old in parts, particularly the portraits of the various clan chiefs and the history surrounding them. The setting of the castle and the gardens are lovely and we spent just as much...More

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This old Castle, Home of the McClouds is worth a visit for its gardens alone. Walled and water gardens are an excellent stroll and scenic views of the castle across the water. There are also opportunities to take a boat trip to view a seal...More

Thank paymonger
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely lovely place to visit. Castle and gardens are beautiful and so well kept. We’ve been a few times before but this time found it too busy. Wasn’t as relaxing as previous times

Thank marionwatters
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ashwolf26
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.
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10 September 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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nightfireuk2001
21 May 2017|
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Response from bryan S | Reviewed this property |
Gardens yes ... and very much we'll the visit - especially the walled garden, but alas, I do not think the castle is accessible. They didn't have wheelchairs in the 15th century
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