The first in our series of virtual tours focuses on the history of Armadale Castle’s remarkable gardens. Situated in a dramatic position overlooking the Sound of Sleat, and boasting many magnificent old trees, the gardens were laid by Lord Macdonald out in the early 19th century as a setting for his elaborate new Gothick castle. Records of earlier gardens on the site exist, dating back to the 16th century. More recently the gardens were restored and developed by the charitable trust that now cares for them. In this tour we combine live video with material from our museum archives, including old maps and photographs, for an evocative journey through time.