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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 1 week ago via mobile

The price of entry is a bit steep for a walk around very pleasant gardens. Due to the unsafe condition of the castle ruins they are cordoned off and you are therefore unable to get close to the structure. The views are fantastic and helped...More

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

Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the gardens and the views. Your entry ticket also included entry to the Museum of the Isles - we hope you managed to visit that too? The Museum has 7...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle and gardens and scenery are stunning. Museum truly truly fantastic. Great cafe and great prices too. Would definately go back

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first place you see when you get off the Mallaig Ferry. I hadn’t planned going but dropped off some visitors and decided to look round. Beautiful grounds with great views across the bay. The museum gives a great background to the Clan...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll have time to visit the lovely cafe/restaurant next time - Gasta at Armadale Castle.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the £8.50 ticket price. The museum was interesting and the grounds are very attractive. The castle is a cracking building and it’s a shame it’s a ruin. Cafe was closed at 3.30pm on a Saturday, but probably too hot for tea anyway!

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I got off the ferry and went here first to start our week stay in Skye. I definitely enjoyed the museum which had an abundance of information about not just the castle but the history of Scotland, Skye, and the MacDonalds. Along...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading some of the reviews, we weren't sure if stopping at Armadale Castle would be worth it, but the husband is related to the MacDonald's so we went. We had a lovely time! We hiked the Red Trail and were the only ones on...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have lots to offer here so thank you for spreading the word!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful and there are hiking trails if you want to take some time to explore more of the grounds. We enjoyed the museum and gift shops too. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent here. We had lunch in the cafe on...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Skye for the day hadn't decided on anything in particular to do that day we just waited to see what was on the road we saw signs for the Castle we decided to go in we walked up to the castle it...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very peaceful here, and of a very different character to the north of the island - I can see why the McDonalds moved here! The museum's surprisingly good too.

Thank Moses L
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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens were a real treat with a lot of color, as well as lovely woodland walks. We saw varieties of several flowering plants that we had never seen before, and the planning and arrangement of the garden was excellent. The Castle was clearly described...More

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Sue G, Manager at Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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bainesholgate
5 July 2018|
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Response from Sue G | Property representative |
Hello – I’m the Museum Manager and we look forward to welcoming you to the museum. The museum is fully accessible for a tri-walker. Most of the exhibits are in display cases rather than for handling, though we do have some... More
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Bartosz C
7 March 2018|
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Response from Olena S | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they have vegetarian options but vegan would be another thing. Now sure. Sorry I couldn’t be more of a help to you.
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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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