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Clan Donald Skye & The Museum of the Isles

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Address: Armadale Castle, Armadale IV45 8RS, Scotland
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+44 1471 844305
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09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
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Clan Donald Skye, the magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye,...

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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We opted to run down the road to check out the castle. Have a friend who's related to the Clan. Amazing to see how fast a place can go to ruins. Great place to go if you're... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a highlight of our holiday; very well kept grounds and the museum was curated in an engaging way with lots of beutiful things to see

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Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family trip to the Clan Donald castle for a plaque dedication ceremony honoring our father and grandfather was what caused us to plan the trip. We had expectations of a good time and our experience far exceeded our expectations. The museum is fantastic and worth a visit whether you are driving through or staying nearby. The grounds and gardens... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Originally, I thought that we wouldn't have time to stop on our way and get to our accommodations further north... So very glad I was wrong! It was a little wet that day (typical weather I am sure) but it didn't take away from the experience at all. Staff are very friendly and informative. Cute little gift shop as well... More 

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The castle grounds are beautiful. The place is well maintained. Leisure walk through the gardens, forests and pathways is a must. The flora and fauna needs special attention when walking through. Will cherish the walk.

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Graham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We opted to run down the road to check out the castle. Have a friend who's related to the Clan. Amazing to see how fast a place can go to ruins. Great place to go if you're into history

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with stunning views . Especially with the autumn colours. Found all the staff friendly and helpful. We called into the restaurant and enjoyed a wonderful hot chocolate. The castle is a ruin yet still interesting.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband's family is Clan Donald, although unsure if his ancestors are from Skye or elsewhere in Scotland. While in Skye we absolutely had to stop at the Clan Donald stronghold. The ruins of Armadale Castle are very picturesque and the grounds are lovely, but the museum was the best part of the visit - a history lesson from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to this site because my children have traced their ancestry to clan MacDonald. Everyone there was super helpful, particularly the woman in the research library. The museum was very informative, and the grounds and ruins were beautiful.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Armadale Castle may be in ruins, but there are plenty of great walking trails and beautiful gardens to enjoy. There is also a small Museum that will provide you with the History of Clan MacDonald. We brought lunch and had a great picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The castle is in ruins, but the trees, flowers and plants in the gardens area amazing. The Museum of the Isles is a good overview of the history, the battles and life on the Isle of Skye as well as the Western Isles. There are so many artifacts including swords, targes, artillery, uniforms to see. They also show you items... More 

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