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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Address: Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1470 521206
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of...

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and clan legend at 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. grading. For more information about our opening times, admission prices, events and exhibitions, please visit our website and facebook page.

Awarded a 5* Visitor Attraction Grading by Visit Scotland in 2016.

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Gardens were Picturesque and the Visit was filled with history

Dunvegan Castle is located on the Isle of Skye. Home to the Chief of Clan MacLeod. It is a picturesque place with wooded gardens. Parts of the castle are thought to date from the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So better come on a day with less rain. The garden was stunning in August, very well kept and showing a wide variety of plants and flowers. The museum in the castle exhibits the history of the clan.

Thank neumanth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dunvegan Castle is located on the Isle of Skye. Home to the Chief of Clan MacLeod. It is a picturesque place with wooded gardens. Parts of the castle are thought to date from the ninth century, but building work has been carried out in almost every century since the 1200s when the MacLeods moved in. It is said to be... More 

Thank JetSetUBet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was £10 to walk around the gardens and £12 to see the gardens and inside the castle, so as there wasn't much in it decided to do both. Not a lot of the castle is actually open to the public hence the price. No photos are allowed to be taken to protect privacy but you are allowed to take... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very impressive castle with a long family history. The gardens are wonderful and well maintained. Dogs aloud in grounds as well which is great. Shame no guidebook but was told one was on the way.

Thank 541gemma
Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and well presented castle, fantastic extensive gardens and great sounding area. Allocate plenty of time for this attraction.

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Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dunvegan is full of history. The self tour was very informative about the history of the family that owns it and of the castle itself. Many good rooms to see depicting castle life. The grounds surrounding the castle are beautiful as are the gardens. Was rainy during our visit so we did not get to see as much of the... More 

Thank Kayla D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great place to explore on a rainy day. The castle is full of historical information, rooms demonstrating the living conditions, people on hand to answer questions, pictures to illustrate historical events and written information to supplement the displays. the gardens are beautiful and extensive. Well worth the entrance fee and the time.

Thank EsmeBC
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing castle with very interesting guided tour, which included looking for keys to collect points for the children to win a prize. Very entertaining. Our 4 year old throughly enjoyed herself. The castle and the staff are amazing and already ready to give you some info and history of the casle. The gardens are amazing and very well kept. A... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

was lucky to get in even though it was closed as there was a tour group booked in. it was a really rainy day and made the place looked really gloomy. the area in castle available for viewing were pretty limited and can be done quickly. also u probably have to be really interested in the macleod history to feel... More 

Thank RobertChew
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Definitely one to add on to the 'rainy day' list if the weather isn't overly pleasant. The castle itself is beautifully maintained and the interior simply enchanting! Unfortunately you aren't allowed to take photo's inside, but you can get some wonderful shots of the exterior of the castle down in the grounds and around the gardens. A wonderful day out... More 

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