VISITOR INFORMATION

OPENING TIMES

1st April – 15th October
Open daily 10am – 5.30pm (last entry 5pm).
All areas to be vacated by 5.45pm.

16 October – 31 March:
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is closed.

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TICKET PRICES

CASTLE & GARDENS
Adult £14.00
Child (5-15yrs) £9.00
Students/seniors £11.00
Groups (min 10) £11.00
Family ticket (2 adults, 4 children): £34.00
Cruise ships using pontoon facilities £16.00

GARDENS ONLY
Adult £12.00
Child £7.00
Students/seniors £9.00
Groups  (min 10) £9.00

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LOCH DUNVEGAN SEAL BOAT TRIPS
(PRICES VALID WITH A CASTLE OR GARDEN TICKET)
Adult £7.50
Child £5.50
Seniors/Students/Groups £6.50
Infants (under 3yrs) free

(Open 1 April – 30 September)

WILDLIFE LOCH CRUISES (1HR)
Adults (minimum 2) 1hr trip from £18.00 per person
Child 1hr trip from £13.00 per person

FISHING TRIPS (2HRS)
Adults (minimum 2) £45.00
Child £35.00

DUNVEGAN CASTLE SHOPS

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens has three gift shops. The Castle Shop inside the castle itself, the Gift Shop in the car park and St Kilda Shop & Gallery by the Dunvegan Pier. 

All three gift shops offer an excellent range of high quality Scottish gifts and souvenirs to suit every taste from clothing, artworks, jewellery, books to our very own MacLeod of MacLeod Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

CASTLE GUIDED TOURS

Explore the wealth of history and clan legend at Dunvegan Castle by taking a guided tour or enjoy the tour at your own pace with the castle guidebook. Tours depart at regular intervals from the main hall throughout the day. At peak times, guided tours may be suspended at short notice to reduce the possibility of overcrowding inside the castle.

GROUP VISITS

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens extends a warm Highland welcome to Group visitors.

We aim to offer your group a wonderful day out and hope they will take pleasure in exploring everything Dunvegan has to offer. The discounted admission rates are available to groups of 10 people or more. Our minimum recommended dwell time is two hours to allow groups sufficient time to explore the castle’s rich history, extensive formal gardens, our popular seal trips, shops and the MacLeod Tables Cafe which caters for 76 people.

For more information please contact groups@dunvegancastle.com.

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SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

At Dunvegan Castle, we want to share the rich history of Dunvegan with everyone who visits us whatever their age. Our dedicated team work hard to bring the history and wonder of this wonderful castle to life with a full programme of educational tours, resources and competitions.

Book your school trip with us and be guaranteed a fun and engaging day out. For more information please contact groups@dunvegancastle.com.

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CRUISE SHIPS

Loch Dunvegan provides an ideal natural harbour which is protected from the prevailing winds by the MacLeod Tables mountains to the west. It offers a deep sheltered anchorage for cruise ships and the chance for passengers to experience the scenic seaward approach to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

Tender operations are easy. Journey time from anchorage is under 5 minutes with passengers disembarking on to a pontoon facility at the picturesque Dunvegan Castle jetty. We charge £3.00 per passenger over and above our group admission charges for the use of this private landing facility.

Loch Dunvegan Location: 57° 26.48’ N – 06° 35.45’ W
No. of Berths: N/A – Anchorage only
Anchorage: Yes
Distance to Landing Facility: 0.4 NM
Tidal range/movement: None discernible at anchorages
Pilotage: Not required

For more general information about Loch Dunvegan, please visit the Dunvegan Pier page.

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INFANTS & SMALL CHILDREN

There is a special castle and garden tour for children. Please ask a member of staff about the family workshops and activities during the school holidays.

Please note that for safety reasons pushchairs are not permitted inside the castle. They must be left and reclaimed at the main entrance. Parents carrying infants should take extra care when entering the Dungeon and Medieval Kitchen due to low ceiling heights.

Baby changing facilities are available in the carpark and cafe. All children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

PHOTOGRAPHY & MOBILE PHONES

Non-commercial photography and filming are welcomed in the castle grounds. Photography, video recording and filming are not permitted inside the castle.

Drone filming is not permitted onsite without prior consent and approval of the necessary insurance and licence documents.

Mobile phones must be switched off inside the castle in consideration of other visitors.

ACCESSIBILITY

Committed to providing an accessible attraction, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens strives to ensure that visitors with disabilities can enjoy as much of the MacLeod Estate as possible.

We warmly welcome visitors with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. We recognise that some areas of the MacLeod Estate may present difficulties for people with disabilities. We are continually reviewing our procedures to make access improvements wherever possible to ensure that all our visitors have a safe and enjoyable day out.

WHEELCHAIR & LIMITED MOBILITY
Full access to the castle gardens and main entrance. The castle’s ground floor and gun court are accessible with assistance (6 steps) and more limited access to the 1st floor (12 steps). Access to the 1st floor is not encouraged but may be possible depending on the nature of the visitors’ disability and visitor numbers at any given time. When a visitor is unable to access the castle, an armchair visit can be provided by one of the castle guides who will arrange to screen the castle video on a portable electronic device.

HEARING IMPAIRED
Visitors should be encouraged to self-identify on entry. A Hearing Aid induction loop is available in the video room. Information cards in various languages are available in all the state rooms.

VISION IMPAIRED
Visitors should be encouraged to self-identify on entry. Braille information is currently unavailable.

PETS – DOGS
Assistance dogs are permitted in all public areas of the castle.

Dogs are permitted in the castle gardens but must be kept on a lead at all times. Dog owners must ensure they clean up after their dog.

A drinking bowl is located outside the MacLeod Tables Cafe in the carpark.

FIND US

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is located one mile north of Dunvegan village in the North West of the Isle of Skye.


ROAD APPROACH:
From Inverness A82 to Invermoriston, A887 to Kyle of Lochalsh 82 miles.

From Fort William A82 to Invergarry, A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh 76 miles.

From the Kyle of Lochalsh to Dunvegan via the Skye Bridge  45 miles through some magnificent scenery as you head North West across the island.


ROUTE PLANNER: www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.js

SAT-NAVS – Unless you intend on ‘sailing your car over the sea to Skye’, you should programme your sat nav route via Kyle of Lochalsh


JOURNEY TIMES:
From Fort William – 3 hours
From Inverness – 3 hours
From Glasgow – 5 hours
From Edinburgh – 6 hours


FERRY: to the Isle of Skye in the summer from Mallaig to Armadale on Skye. www.calmac.co.uk/skye

Ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea www.skyeferry.co.uk


RAIL: Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh or Fort William to Mallaig

www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.thetrainline.com


BUS: Portree – 25 miles or Kyle of Lochalsh – 45 miles.

www.rapsons.co.uk
www.citylink.co.uk

VISITOR MAP

1 Ticket Office

5 Rhododendron Garden

9 Walled garden

13 Cafe

2 View point

6 Water garden

10 Garden museum

14 Toilets

3 Toilets

7 Round garden

11 Seal boats trips

15 Bus park

4 Castle

8 Woodland garden

16 Car park

12 Gift shop