Dunvegan Castle And GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: MacLeod Estate, Dunvegan House, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8WF, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1470521206
- Ticket Price: 11 GBP
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Dunvegan Castle And Gardens
95% of people who visit Dunvegan include Dunvegan Castle And Gardens in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
75% of people start their Dunvegan Castle And Gardens visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Dunvegan Castle And Gardens
93.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dunvegan Castle And Gardens
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens Trips
Dunvegan Castle And Gardens, Dunvegan Reviews
It's worth spending time here. The gardens are really beautiful and wonderfully designed and maintained. The castle from the outside is one of the ugliest I've ever seen. But it's actually just a Victorian wrapping for several far more interesting buildings. Go and see the dungeon. The boat trip was well worth the money. I just loved the seal covered rocks....and the castle looks a lot better from a distance!
We were very fortunate with the weather, it was a beautiful day... The castle is not the most picturesque I have seen from the outside, there are certainly more pleasing to the eye.. The history, ancient and recent is truly fascinating, and the gardens are beautiful, all of the in their own styles.. from walled gardens, to gardens with great waterfalls.. A lovely day out, and well worth the visit..
Not the prettiest or the grandest castle but wow does it make up for this in other ways. Castle tour is so interesting. Gardens are really diverse and beautifully cared for. The greenhouse in the walled garden has a particularly well chosen and looked after plant collection. The boat trip to see the seals is incredible - so close up and the guide was superb - Not to be missed. Overall an excellent great value full day out.
Dunvegan Castle and Gardens makes for a wonderful day out and we loved every minute of it! We did the seal trips: the guide was extremely informative and we loved seeing the seals up close. The gardens were well maintained and absolutely stunning. The castle itself was a great experience. There is plenty of information about the stately home and the history of the MacLeod clan! Overall, a great trip!
Beautiful garden. Has a great collection of flowers. We came across 2 waterfalls. They are lovely. The garden is arranged very nicely. Greenhouse plants are there. Overall it's a nice visit. Castle is average, I will say. Actually I felt it's a villa. Kids enjoyed, because they got a prize by searching hidden keys into the castle. 13 is the answer. 😄😄😉