Armadale CastleCurrently Closed
- Address: Armadale, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS, United Kingdom
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1471844305
- Ticket Price: 9 GBP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Armadale Castle - Review
Also known as Clan Donald Skye, Armadale castle is a 20,000-acre highland estate on the Sleat peninsula in south Skye. The estate was once a part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, and later on it was purchased by the Clan Donald Lands Trust in 1971. Since then, the site has been used to display the history and traditions of Clan Donald and the Lordship of the Isles. As you enter inside the estate, you can take long walks which offer exemplary views of eastwards across the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart, or on the west of the peninsula across to the Cuillin mountain range. The gardens are home to wildlife species including red deer, golden eagles and sea eagles. As for the castle, part of it has been restored and the remaining ruins have been re-designed. The nearby attractions to the estate includes:
- Library and the Study Center
- Shop at the Gatehouse.
- Stables Cafe
Armadale Castle Information
- During periods of inclement weather, it may be necessary to close the gardens for safety reasons.
- Dogs are welcome in the Gardens and nature trails but must be kept under vigilance at all times.
Armadale Castle Ticket Prices
- Children: £ 5.50
- Family: £ 25.00, Family week ticket £ 45.00
- Seniors/Disabled/Student: £ 6.95, Under 5’s free
- Pre-booked groups of 10 or more: £ 6.95,
- Local (resident within Sleat peninsula, proof required): £ 2.50
How To reach Armadale Castle by Public Transport
- At Pier is the closest bus stop.
- Hire a taxi.
- Can be reached on foot as well on a cycle.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Armadale Castle
95% of people who visit Armadale include Armadale Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
45.95% of people start their Armadale Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Armadale Castle
91.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Armadale Castle
Armadale Castle Trips
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Armadale Castle, Armadale Reviews
Due to the weather and change of plans, I came by for a visit today. The museum tour was very informative and thoughtfully designed. Your staff was friendly and helpful all over - with gift shop clerk carefully packing my purchases to protect them during my travels. The paths and trails outside are well kept and marked. Your gardens must be stunning in the sunshine (it was overcast with a little drizzle here and there for me). As a landscape/nature photographer, I was delighted by the wide variety of plants and flowers - so much to see. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and was glad my plans had shifted so I had time to see everything.
A lovely place to visit with beautiful gardens. The visitors centre is well stocked and the staff are very knowledgeable. The cafe is lovely and has a wonderful array of Scottish flavoured foods on display. There was also a Jacobite re-enactment when we arrived but this may be in summer months only?
The castle was very interesting to visit, especially considering the exotic locale. But the gardens were truly magnificent. We enjoyed our walk through the area, and we had a nice lunch as well. Thanks!
Really nice gardens and place to visit. The red trail is worthwhile for forest walkers. Interesting history through the museum. Kids playpark enjoyable and games in museum as well to make it interesting to the wee ones. Would go again.
Interesting, good free museum. Beautiful gardens. Well worth a visit but allow at least 2 hours if you are a history buff.