Dunrobin Castle

Castle in Sutherland

Dunrobin Castle Sutherland Scotland
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Dunrobin Castle was mostly built between 1835-45, although its origins lie in the Middle Ages,  is a stately home in Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland, and the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland. It is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.

The Castle, which resembles a French chateâu with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London’s Houses of Parliament, and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer. The Castle was used as a naval hospital during the First World War and as a boys’ boarding school from 1965 to 1972.

Dunrobin Castle is on the east coast of the Northern Highlands overlooking the Moray Firth, just north of the villages of Golspie and Dornoch

The Dunrobin Castle appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Sutherland!

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Visiting Dunrobin Castle


10.30am-4.30pm Apr, May & Oct, 10am-5pm Jun-Sep


adult/child £11.50/7

Address: Dunrobin, Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SF
Duration: 20 minutes

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