Dunvegan Castle’s five acres of formal gardens began life in the 18th century. In stark contrast to the barren moor land and mountains that dominate Skye’s landscape, the gardens are a hidden oasis featuring an eclectic mix of plants, woodland glades, shimmering pools fed by waterfalls and streams flowing down to the sea.


After experiencing 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 featuring a Box-wood Parterre as its centrepiece.

The Walled Garden is well worth a visit. In what was formerly the castle’s vegetable garden, is now a diverse range of plants and flowers that complement the attractive features including a water lily pond, Garden Museum, Larch Pergola and a Glass House. A considerable amount of replanting and landscaping has taken place over the last thirty years to restore the gardens to their former glory and to provide a horticultural marvel for future generations to savour.

Dogs are welcome in the gardens and woodland walks but must be kept on a lead at all times.