Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
With 189 rooms, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens is the biggest estate in the north of Scotland. Long the official home of the dukes of Sutherland, this imposing castle is often described as "the jewel in the crown of the Highlands." Though the site has its origins in the Middle Ages, most of the present buildings and gardens were added in the 19th century, with elements modeled on the work of French architect Viollet-le-Duc. The French influence extends into the gardens, which were inspired by the famous gardens at Versailles. The castle houses a museum of animal trophy heads, shot by the Sutherland family on various safaris, along with an important collection of archaeological artifacts. Stop by for the falconry display, held daily in the manicured gardens. Put Dunrobin Castle and Gardens into our Golspie travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Golspie.
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  • Great castle, great venue, informative staff - all good. Special comment on the excellent falconry/owl display and presentation 
  • A tour of the Castle and the trophy is always worthwhile. In Castle rooms as previously provided, and it is a very good impression how was formerly lived on as a castle. Very interesting is also the falconry.
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  • One of the best bits is the view of the Castle itself it is stunning - a real fairytale Castle. Very interesting visit. Didn't go to the Falconry display which was included in your ticket as it was po...  read more »
  • Very impressive setting with much to see and do. The castle is spacious and has good visitor flow system. Don't miss the birds of prey demo.
  • Wonderful architecture, excellent tea room, beautiful gardens and amazing falconry.
  • Went to see where my ansestors came from,lovely castle and the train makes a stop at the castle from inverness
  • Beautiful castle with a very nice garden to the ocean side, and a nice falconry. definitely a trip worth to see it.
  • Winter storms had done their worst and much maintenance work was going on, it was February after all. Nevertheless, it's a fantastic garden. Reminded us of Monteviot where I used to work.
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