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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan

Categories: Gardens, Castles, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Isle of Skye holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great place, amazing view. Very beautiful building, full of cultural information. Interesting to learn a little about the local history to make the most of this attraction.
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  • Beautiful castle. I wish I could have taken pictures in side! 800 years of the MacLeod Clan have and do live here. I wish I had come in the summer and had been able to see the seals ( magic silkies) b...  read more »
  • This castle was rich in history and well-preserved. The tour was quite interesting and educational. The gardens were breathtaking and well worth spending the time to see. We thoroughly enjoyed our tou...  read more »
  • Loved visiting here. Price wasn't bad, the story of the McCleod family was quite interesting and the grounds were beautiful. I only wish we'd been allowed to take interior pictures. Otherwise a great place worth stopping!
  • Very well preserved castle, you will be impressed by how small some of their stuff is. e. g. Very small bed. Some part of the castle they have set up some model which they try to show us what their maif look like in the old time. They look very real. Unfortunately visitors is not allownto take photo inside the castle.
  • The gardens were larger than I expected, it was lovely to stroll around. I highly recommend the tour, interesting and our guide has a good sense of humour. There were only 2 that day (11am and 4pm) so check in advance for times.
  • This was our first Castle experience and it didn't disappoint. The furnishings, the history, the displays were interesting and informative. We loved the gardens and enjoyed talking with one of the gardeners, too. (I am also a gardener). Really loved the rock waterfalls he designed. We also went on the Seal boat trip which was fun.
  • Cool place to visit. No pictures inside though. It has been kept up but updated into more of a early/first half of the 1900's style.
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