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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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Address: Golspie KW10 6SF, Scotland
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This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.

This 189-room castle was home to the dukes of Sutherland for 800 years.

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STUNNING castle and grounds. A MUST see.

Dunrobin Castle has been called home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century and was first mentioned as a stronghold of the family in 1401. The gardens were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Dunrobin Castle has been called home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century and was first mentioned as a stronghold of the family in 1401. The gardens were laid out in 1850 by the architect Sir Charles Barry, who was responsible for the Victorian extension to the Castle and who designed the Houses of Parliament.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This castle is the most gorgeous castle I have ever visited, the gardens are meticulously maintained and the falconry display is informative and fun, the falconer obvioulsy cares very much about the birds. The castle inside is gorgeous and the tour a must. The Childrens room and library my personal favourite. I come here everytime I am on holiday with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a walk through history in a well preserved time capsule that somehow has a portal between the past and present. The Castle is breath taking, as are the views from its majestic balcony overlooking the gardens and the Dornoch Firth (Caolas Dhornaich) where the seabirds glide on the winds. The castle grounds are well kept with beautiful walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses. It is said to be a Fairytale Castle with an amazing french gardens ! Usually, a great number of rooms can be visited. The entrance staircase is imposing with its hanging portraits and has the atmosphere of a Harry Potter movie ! Its one of my favourite castles in Scotland... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was my second visit to Dunrobin and it was just as good as the first. There is an excellent cafe and gift shop and tour. The gardens are just beautiful and there is a really interesting small museum in the garden that is well worth a visit. I'm already looking forward to visiting again and highly recommend Dunrobin for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

very good falconry display lots of interesting facts about birds not usually given at displays large taxidermy display pretty grounds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The castle is a wonderful place to visit. So many of the rooms open to the public look as if they did when the family were in full-time residence. There is so much to see inside. But the highlight of our visit was outside. The falconry display was superb. The birds are majestic and the presenter has a wonderful entertaining... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were so glad we decided to stop and see this lovely manor house and gardens, such a lovely glimpse into a different era and lifestyle. The gardens were glorious and we had a chance to see the falconry show as well, really wonderful. The gardens were all that we hoped for as was the tour of the house and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly, my trip was "off season" when the main castle and grounds were closed. Exterior is amazing and I would love to get back during open season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A fantastic tour of the castle,an excellent birds of prey show,and a very good tea rooms, I can highly recommend the chefs soup of the day,and the home bakes. A great day out.

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