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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Isle of Skye

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As the home of the MacLeod clan for more than 800 years, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens stands as the longest-inhabited castle in Scotland. Perched on a rocky outcrop along Loch Dunvegan, the castle features both a large collection of art and colorful gardens. Take a tour to see oil paintings and artifacts such as the famous Fairy Flag banner inside, and diverse plants, wooded glades, and waterfall-fed pools in the 2 hectares (5 acres) of formal gardens outside. Venture onto the loch aboard a boat to see the local seal colony or to cast a line for fish. Nearby campgrounds and cottages offer accommodation if you wish to extend your stay in the area. Put Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and other Isle of Skye attractions into our Isle of Skye trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My group really enjoyed touring Dunvegan Castle, such a beautiful location and a great historic site. The gardens were truly impressive, we just walked and walked through acres of fabulous trees... 
    My group really enjoyed touring Dunvegan Castle, such a beautiful location and a great historic site. The gardens were truly impressive, we just walked and walked through acres of fabulous trees...  more »
  • The visit to this castle was really a surprise. In a good way. We bought the "Gardens Only" ticket for 12£ each. Our Bulldog was welcome on the grounds as well. What seems like a smaller area from... 
    The visit to this castle was really a surprise. In a good way. We bought the "Gardens Only" ticket for 12£ each. Our Bulldog was welcome on the grounds as well. What seems like a smaller area from...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle overall. The inside is quite limited and you should not go in expecting a museum because it is not exactly that, rather traditional items, photos, and furniture, some of which are labeled. Not bad displays, just different than many of the other castles in Scotland. Plenty of free parking which is a huge plus, and the gardens are well maintained and magnificent. Overall a solid experience and stop.
  • It's a fabulous location for the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. There are plenty of interesting things to look at in the interior and the gardens were a real surprise, and much more extensive and formal than we were inspecting. There's a spacious cafe too. Definitely worth a visit.

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