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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

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Visit our stunning Highland estate on Sleat, on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Skye. Wander through glorious gardens set around the imposing ruins of Armadale Castle, former home of Clan Donald in the Isle of Skye. Explore 40 acres of...more
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Armadale Castle Armadale, Sleat, Isle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are gorgeous. The museum is interesting, though not sure what the point of the audio guide was as it appeared to just be someone reading out the signs

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop as part of our Gate1 tour. Took bridge to isle of Skye then ferry back. Stopped for lunch here. Cock a Leeky soup very hearty on a rainy day. Castle is a ruin and once you have seen one castle ruin you have seen...More

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SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review - we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of the museum which is Skye's only museum accredited by Museums Galleries Scotland. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

When a fellow traveler heard we were going to Armadale by ferry she recommended that we walk to Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum. I am so glad we took her advice. The walk was pleasant and the sights that awaited us were beautiful. The ruins...More

Thank djbpdx
SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. It is always great to have personal recommendations when you are new to a place.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

My wife and I were on a Gate1 tour of England and Scotland and this was one of our stops. The Castle ruins sit on a hill overlooking the Sound of Sleat. On the grounds is a museum about the Clan Donald and beautiful gardens...More

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SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review and for awarding us 5 stars. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again some time.

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Located in Armadale in the south of Skye, this is the ruins of Armadale Castle surrounded by beautiful gardens. Well worth a visit. A wee bit further on is a purpose built museum which houses the story of Scotland and some really old artefacts from...More

Thank Laura M
SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Laura - thank you for taking time to write us a review, and for awarding us 5 stars. Yes the views are magnificent aren't they - I'm pleased the rain cleared for you to appreciate them! We hope you will visit us again some...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

The Museum, complete with headset commentary in multiple languages, was well designed, informative and even a bit overwhelming in the scope of its displays!. Nonetheless a trip to the museum is well worth the time. The gardens are great for a stroll and show beautiful...More

Thank Betty Karol W
SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and the food in the Stables (Gasta at Armadale Castle). We are lucky to have a great team here so thank you for feeding back your...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A fantastic museum well laid out and very informative. The gardens are stunning. Lovely cafe for lunch. Well worth the entrance fee unlike some other attractions on Skye which are over priced.

Thank macka_10
SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for taking time to write us a review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We found Armadale to be 1. Easy to get to 2. Plenty of Parking 3. Not over crowded 4. Stunning setting and views 5. Affordable 6. Plenty to see and do

Thank William C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed that we couldn’t go into the ruins of the castle because the website said visitors could. The ruins are quite minimal. The museum is interesting and informative, but many of the descriptions are too long and a bit confusing for someone not...More

Thank Leslie C
SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Leslie - thank you for your review and our sincere apologies for the delay in replying. We value everyone's feedback and have noted your comments about the museum descriptions. We are very sorry you were disappointed that the castle is currently fenced off -...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

the neo-gothic castle is a ruin, but the garden is pleasant. Longer trails start from the gardens. A museum gives an excellent history of Scotland since Rome was aware of the British and Picts. Many displays and an audio guide (available in many languages) tells...More

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SueG2360, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hello - Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review - we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit!

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bainesholgate
5 July 2018|
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Response from SueG2360 | Property representative |
Hello – I’m the Museum Manager and we look forward to welcoming you to the museum. The museum is fully accessible for a tri-walker. Most of the exhibits are in display cases rather than for handling, though we do have some... More
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Bartosz C
7 March 2018|
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Response from Olena S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they have vegetarian options but vegan would be another thing. Now sure. Sorry I couldn’t be more of a help to you.
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Kaye19552015
11 June 2015|
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Response from Sue G | Property representative |
If you would like a special talk about the history, it is best to pre-book on the main landline number and let us know if you have a special interest group so we can tailor the talk to your group. We offer a meet and greet... More
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