Armadale Castle is a ruined country house and the former home of the MacDonalds clan. A mansion house was first built here around 1790. In 1815 a Scottish baronial style mock-castle, intended for show rather than defense, designed by James Gillespie Graham, was built next to the house.

After 1855 the part of the house destroyed by fire was replaced by a central wing, designed by David Bryce. Since 1925 the castle, abandoned by the Macdonald family, has fallen into ruin. The gardens around the castle have been maintained, and are now home to the Clan Donald Centre, which operates the Museum of the Isles.

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Founded: 1790
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in United Kingdom

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Keith Robinette (18 months ago)
Was closed because of time of year but grounds and park were lovely, grandkids loved it
geoffrey conner (18 months ago)
Great coffee and donuts, will return to eat staff very helpful and friendly, venue is superb, well worth a visit.
Liz Featherstone (2 years ago)
A very tasty meal, wonderful staff and setting. I can't wait to go again.
Gillian Wenham (2 years ago)
Lovely welcoming staff. We enjoyed a hot chocolate after our walk around the castle grounds
Catriona Sugden (2 years ago)
Finally a well thought out restraunt that delivers to a high standard on every level. Forget 5* we're talking Service 6*, surroundings 6*, food 6* and atmosphere also 6* . It's a must visit if you're in this part of Skye and you'll be as pleased as I was, post meal. Can't wait to return with friends next month already. Thanks guys!!
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