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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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"Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, nestled on the shores of Loch Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is a historic gem steeped in centuries of Scottish heritage and charm. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited castles in Scotland, Dunvegan Castle has been home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years, making it a living testament to the island's rich history. Visitors to Dunvegan Castle can explore its magnificent interiors, which house an impressive collection of artwork, heirlooms, and historical artifacts. From the grandeur of the Great Hall to the intimate charm of the drawing rooms, each room offers a glimpse into the castle's storied past and the lives of its noble inhabitants. Outside, the castle's beautifully manicured gardens beckon with their vibrant blooms, tranquil ponds, and picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. Whether wandering through the lush greenery or taking a leisurely stroll along the lochside, a visit to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens promises a captivating journey through Scotland's cultural and natural heritage."
"Open from 1st April-15th October until 5.30pm. The main attraction here is the garden, but you can also enter the castle for an additional £2, giving a total ticket price of £16. There are also seal tours for an additional £12 which depart from the castle."
"A magical castle situated in the Isle of Skye has amazing architecture, grounds, and views. You don't need to book tickets in advance (but doesn't hurt to be prepared) and is open from April - October (check the opening hours before you visit!). "

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