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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
+44 1470 521206
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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 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. For more information about our opening times, admission prices, speical events and exhibitions, please visit our website.
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Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle itself was fascinating and the room guides and staff were all very welcoming and helpful. The gardens were a total surprise and truly wonderful! We easily spent several hours there. Well worth a visit and good value.

Thank Spikeybren
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens are lovely and worth a visit, the house is quite interesting but more a grand house than a castle. The gift shop is outrageously expensive - I bough a Harris Tweed handbag for over £60 cheaper at another venue on the island. Save...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

For our group, the primary interest in going to Dunvegan was the magnificent gardens. The castle is OK, particularly if one has family connections to the MacLeods, but the gardens are simply not to be missed. Early June had the color peaking, and the walled...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle itself wasn't that impressive , a average stately home. The gardens more than make up for this , they are spectacular. I would say it is a little overpriced, but that can be said for most of Skye.

Thank ingy88
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nicely restored castle, and worth the visit, but it's a odd mix of an authentic castle, and a weak museum and gift shop. It's worth a visit if you're around this area of Skye, but an hour is plenty of time to invest here.

Thank Makayla B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Initially I was disappointed with the look of the castle from the outside but you would really miss a trick if you didn't go inside. The rooms are lovely with lots to see and the connection to certain aspects of Scottish history very interesting. The...More

Thank AileenR58
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Paid visit to this castle as part of our family visit to Skye. Ample parking available. Was allowed to wander through castle at our leisure and took in all the interesting history attached to this castle. Spent quite a bit of time in the castle...More

Thank eileanrise19
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle is small, but the gardens are beautiful and it’s history is really interesting. They have boat tours (weather permitting) that take you out to see seals up close. I didn’t have a chance to go, but tour mates showed me pictures and raves...More

Thank travlnfl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and well worth coming. Bring the midge spray though! More a stately home than castle inside but iconic from the outside and has a lot of interesting things to do. Gardens are well looked after and pretty.

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find and a big car park. Quite expensive but entered under student discount so came to £11, quite reasonable. Its got stunning gardens, lots and lots of variety and walks to explore. There are boat tours for seal spotting available too. The castle...More

Thank Rebecca G
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Karen_Lee_Holt
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Response from Nicole M | 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
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ashwolf26
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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.
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10 September 2017|
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Response from Jasper1944 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late response to this question - been incomunicado in the Oz outback. It's an easy enough drive and well worth the effort.
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