Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without visiting Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.  With a wealth of history and clan legend, this is reputably the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland.

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Dunvegan castle is Scotland's oldest inhabited castle and has a rich history dating back over 800 years, you will be taken around the magnificent building by an experienced tour guide.

Visitors can enjoy tours of an award-winning castle and Highland estate steeped in history and clan legend, delight in the beauty of its formal gardens, take a boat trip to see the Loch Dunvegan seal colony, charter one of its traditional clinker boats for a fishing trip or Loch cruise, stay in one of its charming Victorian holiday cottages, enjoy an appetising meal at the MacLeod Tables Cafe or browse in one of its four shops offering a wide choice of high-quality Scottish products.

Sir Reginald MacLeod (27th Chief) was the first Chief to open Dunvegan to the public in 1933 for charitable purposes two days a week. Since then, the number of visitors has risen from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands.

  • Open 10am to 5.30pm
  • Gift Shop Available
  • Experience the Victorian holiday cottages and the beautiful gardens!
  • Enjoy various meals at the MacLeod tables Cafe!


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