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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
+44 1471 844305
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Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh
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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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really loved our visit to Armadale Castle. Would suggest visiting the museum first for a historical perspective of the castle. Afterwards I would take the lower pathway out to the remains of the castle. Not a great deal remaining but some great photo ops with...More

Thank dhen
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Took and hour to get here from Portree. The attraction is the gardens and sign posted walks, The castle ruin (which is a photo opportunity and not much else) and the museum which I found the most interesting because it gave a great insight into...More

1  Thank lentheman
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had two young children with us who enjoyed the playground and the walks around the gardens. As has been said previously the castle is now a shell, but there is still plenty to do here. The museum is excellent with an excellent history of...More

Thank 932HelenC
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thank you for taking time to write your review. I am so pleased you as a family enjoyed the visit. I shall pass on your comments to my cafe colleagues.

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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.
12 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