Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie

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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. PutDunrobin Castle and Gardens into our Golspie trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We stopped here whilst travelling up to Wick for our overnight stop. We took in the gardens, a falconry display and the house itself. A beautiful Castle with its roots clearly set in the French...  more »
  • The castle has been owned by the same family for hundreds of years and although not as immaculate as National Trust or Royal owned stately homes - it is a lived in much loved treasure with wonderful.....  more »
  • A lovely castle with great views, the building is stunning and has lovely gardens. Was fortunate to be able to get inside and was well worth looking around, has some interesting artefacts. Get there.....  more »
  • Very interesting falconry show. Spent almost 1 hour watching 2 Falcons and a hawk flying and listening lecture about them. The castle itself was amazing. Very well looked after, with interiors and owner's belongings. Stuff was very helpful, told stories about the family and the castle. Don't miss the tearoom! Unbelievable interiors and good coffee!
  • Beautiful small castle in a stunning location. Nice gardens - worth going down into the garden for the view back up of the fairytale turrets. We ate in the cafe but the food was pretty ordinary. Might be better just to have coffee and cake.
  • Historic homes aren’t really my thing, but my wife and I stopped off here due to poor weather. However, the falconry display in the gardens was excellent. Interesting, informative and fun to watch
  • Whoever lives in this castle is pretty lucky. Rich in history Scottish culture and obviously lavish wealth. Lots of history here and lots of interesting things you will find. If you have ever wanted to visit an actual real life castle here's your chance and hopefully you can visit when they are accepting visitors.
  • Great place to visit lots of history. I would have liked to know more about the house and its construction. Falconry show was excellent with some humour and good information.

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