Dunvegan Castle was the seat of Clan MacLeod chiefs. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the chiefs of the clan for 800 years. A curtain wall was built round the hill in the 13th century around a former Norse fort which was only accessible through a sea gate. A castle was constructed within the curtain wall by Malcolm MacLeod around 1350.

Today Dunvegan castle is open to the public.



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Founded: c. 1350
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom


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Carson Tilley (8 months ago)
My husband and I had a wonderful experience visiting Dunvegan back in October. The workers there were super kind and went out of their way to accommodate us. Inside, one of the guides was very generous and offered us a lot of information regarding the Fairy Flag & many other artifacts and features about the house! Also, the gardens are absolutely beautiful and I could have spent hours there walking around all the beauty. When I find myself in Skye again, I will absolutely go back to visit!
Martin Bisland (10 months ago)
Great Castle to visit. The gardens are excellent with beautiful waterfalls and views over the sea. Can easily plan to spend a good part of your day here. Special mention for the activity they have set up to keep the kids entertained whilst visiting ?
Heather Jordan (10 months ago)
Beautiful place. Garden are beautiful and nice to see the plant species label. A few waterfalls and the walled garden are exceptional. Wish I could have one! Castle is well preserved and the staff friendly and helpful. The cafe wasn't open when we visited although advertised as being open.
Jess (10 months ago)
Lovely castle and gardens - very well kept which is always nice to see. Definitely worth a visit. Cafe closed when we were there due to staff shortages unfortunately. Weren’t able to do Seal boat trip either due to weather, but enjoyed our visit nonetheless.
H Wo (2 years ago)
£12 just for the gardens is too much
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