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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 IV55 8WF, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fairy Flag seems to be the highlight of the castle. Admission price is a bit over the top for a tired country house / castle. However, that didn't stop the many visitors.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MikeC2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Dunvegan. The gardens were lovely even though it was mid May. I'm sure they would be amazing in the summer. We loved the water fall area. The castle itself was great, and associated with Flora MacDonald. There is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Illusionsphotog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the castle history is really interesting and the views form the castle are spectacular. The gardens are also exceptional and great for a stroll around, would go back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobbyburnfoot
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Came here with the family with low expectations and yet I was still let down. There was this odd lady who I had an awkward interaction with in the cafe toilets and after that every corner I turned she was there. The castle itself was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank balouga
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Had read so much about this castle and its history that it was a true joy to actually see the castle. Seeing the 'fairy flag' which is now basically in tatters made the entire trip worthwhile. So much of the clan's history and beliefs abounds...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place, amazing gardens. Didn't go into the castle this time but the castle grounds were well worth the visit. A lot of interesting trees & plants, and beautiful views across the bay.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hcharlotta
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Plan to spend some time, do the castle tour, but also spend time in both the gardens and visiting the seals in the bay. Gorgeous

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WVblast
Reviewed 19 December 2018

We had an enchanting time walking through the castle and gardens. The castle is in great shape and the garden was very impressive. Definitely worth your time to visit this slice of local history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 29 November 2018

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 1121grays
Reviewed 25 November 2018

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
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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 MomNicoleM | 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.