Armadale Castle

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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

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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TripHobo Highlights for Armadale Castle

  • Armadale Castle Address: Armadale, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS, United Kingdom
  • Armadale Castle Contact Number: +44-1471844305
  • Armadale Castle Timing: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Armadale Castle Price: 9 GBP
  • Best time to visit Armadale Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Armadale Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Armadale Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Armadale include Armadale Castle in their plan

  • 45.9% of people start their Armadale Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Armadale Castle

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Armadale Castle

People normally club together Skyelark Gift Shop And Photo Gallery and Rubhaphoil Forest Gardens while planning their visit to Armadale Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • 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.

  • I really liked this place. The falconer was awesome. Gardens lovely. Take walking shoes

  • A lovely museum and a beautiful old castle. You can’t enter what’s left from the castle but even from the outside it’s really nice. There are different walking routes around the museum, we ended up doing a beautiful 2 hours walk and having dinner in the really nice Tapas Restaurant Gasta at Armadale Castle.

  • Don't really want to say how good this place is in case it gets as busy as the rest of Skye. Almost a hidden gem on the Sleat Penninsula. Great Museum, fabulous gardens and friendly staff. You can eat here as well.

  • READ BEFORE GOING: For £8pp, you get to glance at the ruins of a castle. Can't even stand next to them because it's "dangerous." So you pay that amount to glance at ruins from afar and go to a decent museum.

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