Armadale Castle, Armadale

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  • 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
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About Armadale Castle, Armadale

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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Armadale Castle, Armadale Reviews

  • Beautiful setting. Nice museum. Worth the price of admission.

  • The gardens at the castle are very peaceful with beautiful views. The castle only has the walls but even so it is great to look at.

  • Ruins of castle located in lovely park with beatifull view on the bay.. Tranquile place especially in late october. Summer time would be definitely different. Small museum close by. Good place to hide in in case of rain. Cards accepted for payments. Nice place also for landscape photography

  • You've come all this way so you might as well see the partially rebuilt castle and walk the pretty grounds. But £8.50 is way too expensive to get in to do it. Still, a decent sight if you've taken the ferry over to Skye as it's right nearby. Not worth driving from the other side if you didn't.

  • Nice grounds, castle is a ruin but museum was good. I enjoyed seeing all the old trees from different parts of the world.

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