Scotland's Gardens

Dunvegan Castle

 

Dunvegan Castle and Gardens

Description

Five acres of formal gardens dating from the 18th century. In contrast to the barren moorland of Skye, the gardens are an oasis featuring an eclectic mix of plants, woodland glades, shimmering pools fed by waterfalls and streams flowing down to the sea. After the Water Garden with its ornate bridges and islands replete with a rich and colourful plant variety, wander through the elegant surroundings of the formal Round Garden. The Walled Garden is worth a visit to see its colourful herbaceous borders and recently added Victorian style glasshouse. In what was formerly the castle’s vegetable garden, there is a Garden Museum and a diverse range of plants and flowers which complement the features including a waterlily pond, a neoclassical urn and a Larch pergola. Replanting and landscaping has taken place over the last 30 years to restore and develop the gardens.

Directions

One mile from Dunvegan Village, 23 miles west of Portree. Follow the signs for Dunvegan Castle.

Garden Openings

1 April - 15 October 10:00am - 5:30pm

Admissions

Gardens only admission: Adult £11.00, Child £7.00, Senior/Students/Groups £8.00

Beneficiaries

Donation to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Dogs Allowed

Contact

Hugh Macleod of Macleod
Isle of Skye
IV55 8WF

Call 01470 521206

Email

Website

Location

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