Dunvegan Castle And Gardens, Dunvegan
About Dunvegan Castle And Gardens, Dunvegan
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens, Dunvegan - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: MacLeod Estate, Dunvegan House, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8WF, United Kingdom
Ticket Price: 11 GBP
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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Step on the lands of this majestically constructed palace of Dunvegan and find yourselves be drawn in the lanes of history; in the era of knights, kings and royalty. This huge estate is a legacy of the heads of MacLeod, of the famous MacLeod clan of Isle of Skye and still continues to be their property. The beautiful gardens situated near the castle are constructed into different styles as round garden, the walled garden and so on. The interiors of the castle are exquisitely furnished with the royal furniture and walls studded with the pictures of MacLeod ancestry, their valuables and weapons could charm anyone. The nearby vicinities include-
- Dunvegan two churches’ walk
- Seals at Loch Bay
- St. Kilda’s shop and gallery
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens Information
- Wheel chair and baby stroller accessible only till the first floor.
- Special rooms for taking care of baby needs.
- Be careful with the doors while entering in the royal kitchen.
- Do taste some of the Scottish cuisine at the cafes operating nearby.
- Price for seal boat trips is to be paid near the pier itself.
- While you are standing in a castle; propose to your beloved there in a fairy tale manner!
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens Ticket Prices
- Adult: £11.00
- Children(between 5-15 years): £8.00
- Senior citizens: £9.00
- Family: £29.00
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens Opening and Closing Hours
- Opens from 1st April till 15th October every year.
- From 16th October to March- opens only for groups in weekdays only; appointment required.
How To reach Dunvegan Castle And Gardens by Public Transport
- At Castle is the nearest bus stop to the place.
- Hire a taxi.
- Reach the place on foot or on a bicycle.
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A nice place, a real castle sometimes the owner live here. The portraits are beautiful, not too heavy. The garden was awesome. It's more a botanical garden that only a garden. So many flowers and trees beautifully enhanced. The only reason I have not put 5 stars is the price. 13£ it's a bit too much I think
The outer look of the castle not so special, but go inside and the ornamental nature of the place comes into full view. History, old artworks, sculpture are just a few things you will see. There is a 16th century Gaelic claymore sword that caught my eye. Outside there are 3 gardens the water garden was my favourite, it had waterfalls and streams among the flowers. I had a good day.
Nice road leading to the castle. There is a man at the entrance who will brief you about the castle. A lot of interesting stuffs being displayed inside the castle. No photos inside the castle but you are free to take photos outside the castle.
Stopped off here on the way to Neist Point. The gardens are a nice little walk, and the castle is good but doesn't allow photography. The main event here was the boat trip to see the seals (an extra £7.50 per adult). The boat is tiny, and the water can be choppy. Depending on how you feel about that you'll either have a brilliant time or 25 minutes running over what you'll do in the event of a capsize. I may have been closer to the latter, but the seals really were brilliant to see. We sailed very close to the them, got some good photos, and gave my daughter her first chance to get so close to seals. "Woof woof," she said...
The castle is well protected from public view. The photos online seem to be well planned. The castle is underwhelming. It has some good history, but is not on par with many others open to the public at a lesser price of admission. The gardens were wishing for greatness but also fall short of delivering. Save the money and time and keep driving. So many better sites to see on the Isle of Skye. Oh, and the Fairy Flag, time has not been kind and there is little left of the historical artifact.