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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
+44 1471 844305
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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 IV45 8RS, Scotland
+44 1471 844305
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not the most idyllic castle (mostly ruins) but epitomizing an interesting history of the MacDonald clan. Some of which is a bit dubious......I love the bit where they describe the "highland clearances" as a "choice of the people at the time" - rather than the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a pleasant visit to Armadale Castle and gardens in June 17 The gardens where wonderful ,and well kept There is a museum that is worth visiting ,very informative and descriptive of Scottish history Well worth a visit

Thank Phil R
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hello Phil, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed visiting our gardens and museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have this on our to-do list and stumbled upon it completely by accident while on our way to the ferry. We loved the ruin, and it was surprisingly beautiful. The gardens are immaculately kept, and the museum was a major highlight. Hopefully we'll...More

Thank rLaska
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello, yes people are often suprised and delighted at what they find behind our gates! Thank you for taking time to explore the gardens and museum. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant lunch in the restaurant. Helpful cheerful courteous staff and good food. I recommend end the soup and the chicken liver pate.

Thank arr1471
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch. Please call back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely afternoon exploring the castle grounds and museum, The museum was very interesting and had an informative display regarding the history of the Macdonald clan. We were greeted and helped by a lovely lady who worked at the museum... who very kindly...More

Thank Kimberly F
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello Kimberly, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Visitors are welcome to ask about their Scottish names at the Museum and to do more extensive research in the Museum Library if their ancestors come from this area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

took our visitors for a trip out . The weather was not on our side. The cost of entry is pretty steep for 5 adults and although the grounds are beautiful to walk round and the museum is nice , it seems to have become...More

Thank Annette M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello Annette, I am sorry you found our prices pretty steep, though our charges are lower than other visitor attractions in the region. I am glad you enjoyed the museum and gardens, despite the weather.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here as we had time, very much worth the (minimum effort required!!). Interesting story of the castle and magnificent gardens. Trees identified and short stories of many. Great for a Southern Hemisphere visitor!! We were there in the high tourist season but few others...More

Thank Edwena M
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to place a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. The gardens are special and I feel privileged to work here (especially when the sun is shining!)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on a tour. Did not visit anything other than the gift shop and the cafe. Fee is charged for the castle. Gift shop had some interesting items. Food was very good, especially the venisonMore

Thank Jotum
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jotum, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the venison, which comes from our own estate. A pity the tour did not allow sufficient time to visit the gardens and the seven galleries of the Museum of the Isles.You'll have to visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Armadale Castle this afternoon. It is basically a ruin, so we didn't actually enter the castle during our visit. However, excellent information is provided on the history of the Castle and of the Donald clan that occupied it. There is also a museum...More

Thank williamt51678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely grounds and facilities; friendly staff. Worth a visit, especially for Clan Donald connections.

Thank Laura F
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31 August 2016|
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Response from Janet14M | Reviewed this property |
No not much reference but still an interesting place to visit plus lovely food ln cafe.
11 June 2015|
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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