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  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens

    Dunvegan Castle's five acres of formal gardens began life in the 18th century. In stark contrast to the barren moorland and mountains which dominate Skye's landscape, the gardens are a hidden oasis featuring an eclectic mix of plants as you make your way through woodland glades, past shimmering pools fed by waterfalls and streams flowing down to the sea. Having experienced the Water Garden with its ornate bridges and islands replete with a rich and colourful plant variety, visitors can take a stroll through the elegant surroundings of the formal Round Garden. The Walled Garden with its Victorian style glasshouse is well worth a visit. In what was formerly the castle's vegetable garden is now a diverse range of plants and formal flowerbeds which complement the attractive features including a water lily pond, a neoclassical urn and a garden museum space.

    How to find us

    The Castle is one mile north of the village of Dunvegan in the north west corner of Skye.

    ROAD approach - From Inverness A82 to Invermoriston, A887 to Kyle of Lochalsh 82 miles.

    ROAD approach - From Fort William A82 to Invergarry, A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh 76 miles.

    From the Kyle of Lochalsh to Dunvegan via the Skye Bridge 45 miles through some magnificent scenery as you head North West across Island.

    Location

    Awards

    Hudson's Heritage Award "Beyond the Call of Duty" awarded to Head Gardener, David MacLean in 2012.

    Scottish Land and Estates "Helping it Happen" awards 2018.

    Highlights

    • Visit the Walled Garden with its vibrant herbaceous borders.
    • In the Water Gardens, walk past shimmering pools fed by cascading waterfalls.
    • The Round Garden offers a formal planting which changes with the seasons.
    • Our Victorian style glasshouse has a wall of colour of a variety of plants.

    Guided tours

    The Castle and Gardens are open for group visits and for independent travellers daily from 1st April to 15th October each year, from 10am to 5.30pm (last entry to the Castle is at 5pm).

    Group visits

    The Castle and Gardens are open for group visits and for independent travellers daily from 1st April to 15th October each year, from 10am to 5.30pm (last entry to the Castle is at 5pm).

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Meconopsis and Woodland Gardens
    • Water Gardens

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 17:30 Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:30 also:

    Dunvegan Castle Gardens are open for "Snowdrops days" in spring. Please visit our website for details.

    Dates closed

    16 October to 30 March annually

    Admission prices

    Adult: £12.00 Child: £7.00 Concession: £9.00 Group Adult: £9.00 (minimum 10 people) Membership: See website for details www.dunvegancastle.com

    Facilities

    Shop Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Dog friendly Events

    Partial wheelchair access - Disabled Toilet in main car park, some paths in Gardens may be less suitable for wheelchair access.

    Address

    MacLeod Estate Office
    Dunvegan House
    Isle of Skye
    IV55 8WF

    Phone

    +441470521206
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