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These magnificent gardens will prove of considerable interest to many, following paths through woodland glades, past shimmering pools and burns fed by a cascading waterfall.

Stroll through the formal round garden, stand and admire the many Rhododendrons, numerous in their variety.

The Castle Gardens were originally laid out in the 18th century and considerable replanting and landscaping provides a legacy which current as well as future generations can enjoy and admire.

The Castle gardens lie inland and are backed by a considerable number of hectares (1 hectare = 2.471 acres) of mature woodland.

As the Isle of Skye is essentially made up of barren moorland and hill these woods and gardens are like reaching a hidden oasis. Many visitors are surprised at the sheer variety of species of plant and tree which not only survive but thrive at Dunvegan.

The secret is a brilliant, inspired and dedicated team of horticuturalists and garden staff as well as a little bit of help from nature as Dunvegan Castle is in the "Gulf Stream".

Plantsmen and women from all over the country, indeed the world visit the castle and are inspired by what they find.

So if you are a professional gardener or a hobby gardener or just a lover of colour, shape and form then Dunvegan Castle gardens should be on your "Must Visit List".