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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle Armadale, Sleat, Isle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
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Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye, operated by the Clan Donald Lands Trust. Here you can enjoy an outstanding holiday experience in our self-catering lodges, explore the historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle, and learn about highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles.Visit us Visit our stunning historical Highland estate on Sleat, on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Skye. Wander through our historic gardens set around the imposing ruins of Armadale Castle, home of Clan Donald in the Isle of Skye. Explore our 40 acres of beautiful woodland walks. Learn about Highland history in our fascinating Museum of the Isles. Enjoy spectacular views over the sea to the majestic mountains of Knoydart. A day visit might not be enough.
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Armadale Castle Armadale, Sleat, Isle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remember that this is a castle RUIN, so, there is just the (not very well preserved) outer shell of the castle to see. The entrance fee is a little steep for that. There is a nice coffee shop attached to the visitors center which serves...More

Thank RoryMorty
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rory - thank you for your comments. We are sorry you were disappointed - perhaps you did not manage to explore the whole site? As well as the grounds, woodland walks and castle ruin, the entrance fee includes entry to the museum, where you can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I enjoyed the most when visiting this castle was the grounds. The castle ruins in the fall was full of rich red vines. The front lawn rolls out to the sea. The woods with all the moss on the trunks of the trees were...More

Thank vjv2007
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We're pleased that you enjoyed exploring the gardens and look forward to welcoming you to Armadale again some time.

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We found the museum to be interesting with lots of information about Lordship of the Isles and the time of the Jacobite Uprising but the gardens and castle were nothing to write about. It could do with more effort to make it more of a...More

Thank Terry O
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Terry, thank you for taking time to write a review of your visit. I am glad you felt your visit to the Museum of the Isles was worthwhile and I note your comments about our gardens and the Castle. We have some great plans to...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Although very little of the Castle remains the grounds provide excellent walks in superb scenery. The museum has been extremely well set up and provides a very good history lesson with many interesting artefacts on display.

Thank murciano2017
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

The castle is not available to visit but you can view from the outside. There is also a great view over the sound to Mallaig from the front of the house. The gardens are rather lovely - we visited in autumn when there was plenty...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hello Angela - thank you for taking time to review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The autumn colours are still looking lovely! We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time coming here as the castle is all ruins that is ropped off and tons of weeds. Waste of time and money. They do have a museum that is quite nice and informative. The entrance fee includes the ruined castle, museum, gardens...More

Thank ukienomad
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hello – thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found the museum interesting and informative but sorry you were disappointed in some other aspects of your visit. We do make clear at the ticket office that the castle is a ‘romantic ruin’...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I agree with someone else, you can't get close to the castle ruins, I think it's rather expensive just to see the ruins, the gardens are beautiful though so we did take a few photo's. Yes the gift shop is limited nothing special really to...More

Thank Rozzy1973
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello – thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found the gardens beautiful. I wonder if you also managed to visit the museum, which is included in the ticket price? We have 7 galleries to explore with numerous artefacts and artworks telling...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

My feelings after visiting this site are mixed. The ruins are there to see, but the rather ugly fence surrounding it does not allow getting too close. Perhaps there is a safety issue? If so how are issues such as this dealt with? Apparently not...More

1  Thank Kermit403
Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello – thank you for visiting and taking time to write a review. We are pleased that you found the museum interesting and were able to spend two hours there. We are constantly seeking to improve our visitor experience and our offer in the shops...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great place to stay. We were in one of the suites and the place was great. The living room was comfortable and clean. The kitchen had all the basics and was clean. We did have a problem trying to figure out the washer/dryer combo (we...More

Thank 1965Colleen
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Hello Colleen, thank you for your comments. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 19 September 2017

The castle is a little lacking, but the Museum is fascinating and the views from the gardens are lovely...worth a visit.More

Thank Gill O
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Hello Gill, thank you for taking the time to review your visit. The ruined castle takes on different characters with changing weather conditions but remains a shell of former glory. Hopefully the history of the Castle displayed in the Museum fills in some of the...More

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Kaye19552015
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Response from Sue G | Property representative |
If you would like a special talk about the history, it is best to pre-book on the main landline number and let us know if you have a special interest group so we can tailor the talk to your group. We offer a meet and greet... More
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