Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
4.5
Castles • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Dunrobin Castle is the historic home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. The earliest part of the building dates from around 1275 and has a number of later extensions. Your tour begins at the main staircase, which leads to the state rooms on the first floor. These include the Dining Room, set with the family silver, and our Library which has over 10,000 books. You then make your way to the smaller rooms in the older parts of the castle. The Tearoom and Gift Shop can be found on the ground floor. Access to the Gardens is from the Entrance Hall. Our Victorian Museum and Falconry displays can be found in the garden. Falconry displays 11.30am and 2pm daily during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September.
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399BarbaraA399
Rochester, UK33 contributions
May 2022
My third visit to the Castle but, for another in my party, it was their first visit.

It seemed more commercialised than during my last visit (several coach parties), but this is probably a sign of the times. This, together with the fact it was raining, meant the Castle was uncomfortably busy during the our visit.

That said, however, the Castle is very interesting and worth visiting. A must-see if you are in the area.

We didn't go into the gardens because of the weather but I know, from earlier visits, that they are lovely.

The gift shop was well stocked with goods relative to the area.
Written 6 July 2022
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patandbryan
York, UK29 contributions
Jun 2022
Dunrobin was a very special place. The furnishings are slightly shabby and I would guess mostly original not at all Disneyfied! The staff in each room were very friendly and knowledgeable and it took us a while to tour the house. Excellent value for money. The falconry display was well presented and the food in the cafe was very good. All in all I would thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 5 July 2022
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Forest54
New Forest115 contributions
May 2022
The Castle was interesting, and on a slightly rainy May day it was lovely to have a roaring log fire in the entrance hall. If you are a member of Historic Houses you can get in for free. The grounds are also beautiful, but the highlight of the visit was seeing one of the twice daily falconry displays. The falconer was passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave an excellent talk and display.
Written 3 July 2022
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ronnie c
Kirkcaldy, UK448 contributions
Jul 2022
castle is stunning lots to see inside and outside in gardens, castle is right next to wate r,plus you get some very nice phots inside and outside looking down to gardens,
Written 3 July 2022
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Mark530
Wolverhampton, UK50 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very interesting walk inside the castle and gardens, my wife particularly enjoyed the falconry display which I must admit was worth the admission price on its own. Had a spot of lunch in the cafe too which was really nice
Written 30 June 2022
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KorkyManchesterUK
Lymm, UK118 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Simply stunning! We stayed in the grounds here on the first night of our motorhome trip around the NC500. Not sure if we were supposed to be here but nobody bothered us and we were no bother to anyone ourselves! We were the only people there and it was so peaceful.
Written 28 June 2022
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Pinot Press
202 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Every bit a big, beautiful castle with sumptuous rooms, gorgeous gardens and awesome Andy and his heroic hunting birds !!!
Written 24 June 2022
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John L
Kent, UK8 contributions
Jun 2022
Firstly, we were really impressed by the Falconry display, that was brilliant.
However, we were not so impressed by the lack of signing within the castle itself.
I can quute understand backpacks being discouraged, but if that had been made clearer in the carpark, we could have left it in the car rather than being told in a less than friendly tone at the paydesk. Also, upon reaching the first floor we were asked for our tickets in a rather brusque manner. The tour was self guided which is fair enough but there were not enough room guides to give further information where we would have liked some.
If it hadn't been for the falconry display we would have only awarded two stars.
Written 13 June 2022
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John C
Sheffield, UK243 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We've visited many castles & stately homes in Britain, & Dunrobin is definitely one of the finest. The building is magnificent, with a majestic setting, & there was plenty to see inside. The tea room containing the vintage fire engine was admirable, & the falconry display with Andy & his birds was enlightening. Given that they charged only £11.50 each for seniors, I thought that this represented great value for money
Written 12 June 2022
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Jimbill
Houston, TX29 contributions
May 2022
We had an excellent visit here. Got there just as they were having a falconry exhibition in the gardens. We stayed up top and toured the castle. Had the whole place to ourselves!
The castle itself is beautiful and large. I could see getting lost in it. Docents were friendly and knowledgeable.
The grounds are also quite beautiful.
Written 8 June 2022
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