No visit to the Isle of Skye would be complete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
Built on a rock in an idyllic lochside setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. It has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of MacLeod for 800 years and is still home to the Clan MacLeod Chief. There is plenty to do for all our visitors, including:
The Great Sword of Dunvegan on display in the North Room – one of only three surviving Scottish medieval claymores
Portraits of the Dunvegan Clan Chiefs and their wives in the Dining Room, including “The Red Man” by Ramsay
The “Fairy Flag”
Seal boat trips – you cannot get closer to the protected common seals anywhere else on Skye.
Fabulous shops with a wide range of Highlands and Islands gifts, jewellery and knitwear:
Castle Shop – Beautiful bespoke gifts inspired by the castle collection.
Gift shop – including nature based children’s toys, and many new lines under £10, including delicious chocolates.
St Kilda Shop (on the Dunvegan Pier road) – Harris Tweed handbags, jackets and accessories, cashmere knitwear and quality locally crafted gifts, beautiful prints and paintings (by local artists).
MacLeod Tables Café
Excellent coffee and homemade soup and snacks at the Café, made using produce from the Walled Garden.
Beautiful Gardens and Walks, including
The Water Garden with its ornate bridges, islands and rich, colourful planting.
The Round Garden’s formal plantings.
The Walled Garden (formerly the castle’s vegetable garden), features Roses, formal planting and herbaceous borders, the fountain in the lily pond and the Victorian style glasshouse.
For more information and to plan your visit, contact the Castle directly on:
Tel: 01470 521206