Dunvegan Castle and Gardens

Castle in Isle of Skye

Dunvegan Castle and Gardens sits on a rock overlooking Loch Dunvegan and has been the home of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years. The oldest part of the castle was built in the 13th century but its been added to and remodelled right up until the 19th century. Inside you can explore the public rooms with treasures including the historic Fairy Flag, flown in battle by the MacLeods.

You can also take a walk around the castle’s 18th-century formal gardens or take a 25-minute boat trip to a nearby seal colony. Then if you’re feeling hungry, Jann’s Cakes in Dunvegan is a great place to stop off before driving the three miles north to your next stop. They serve homemade organic cakes, desserts and takeaway lunches.

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Visiting Dunvegan Castle and Gardens


10am-5.30pm Easter–mid-Oct


adult/child £14/9

Duration: 20 minutes

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