Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan

Garden Castle Must See
As the home of the MacLeod clan for more than 800 years, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens stands as the longest-inhabited castle in Scotland. Perched on a rocky outcrop along Loch Dunvegan, the castle features both a large collection of art and colorful gardens. Take a tour to see oil paintings and artifacts such as the famous Fairy Flag banner inside, and diverse plants, wooded glades, and waterfall-fed pools in the 2 hectares (5 acres) of formal gardens outside. Venture onto the loch aboard a boat to see the local seal colony or to cast a line for fish. Nearby campgrounds and cottages offer accommodation if you wish to extend your stay in the area. Put Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and other Isle of Skye attractions into our Isle of Skye trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 21, 2017
    The castle has great views but unfortunately the decor left something to be desired as it didn't match the period. Better value to be had at Inverary Castle just north of Glasgow.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    The castle itself is well worth a visit but if your itinerary allows try to make sure you go when the weather is fine so that you can fully enjoy the superb gardens  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Interesting to visit, well preserved interior, you learn something of its history, good place to go if it is raining much!
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  • June 4, 2017
    The castle is well protected from public view. The photos online seem to be well planned. The castle is underwhelming. It has some good history, but is not on par with many others open to the public at a lesser price of admission. The gardens were wishing for greatness but also fall short of delivering. Save the money and time and keep driving. So many better sites to see on the Isle of Skye. Oh, and the Fairy Flag, time has not been kind and there is little left of the historical artifact.
  • June 29, 2017
    Good looking home with good gardens. The home has plenty of information on it and the owners still live in it. There was a small 5ish minute history video that was cool. Lots of pretty pictures can be taken from the outside, but no photos are allowed to be taken when inside. The entrance fee is 13 GBP per adult, but parking was free.
  • May 22, 2017
    An absolutely delightful wedding and experience. All the staff and very charming tour guide were just wonderful. The surrounding's are just stunning. I would certainly recommend a visit to anyone, if you are anywhere near Skye. Thanks again. V
  • June 1, 2017
    Amazing gardens, estate is a wonderland. Castle is incredible, and the seal tour was adorable. There are hard to get to places, so I suggest only people that can easily handle stairs visit here if you want to see the whole estate.
  • May 10, 2017
    The castle is very nice and had some parts of it restored recently. The gardens are beautiful and full of color (in June). I can't say enough about the seal trip. Fantastic. I've been here in the the months of April and June.

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