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With 189 rooms, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens is the biggest estate in the north of Scotland. Long the official home of the dukes of Sutherland, this imposing castle is often described as "the jewel in the crown of the Highlands." Though the site has its origins in the Middle Ages, most of the present buildings and gardens were added in the 19th century, with elements modeled on the work of French architect Viollet-le-Duc. The French influence extends into the gardens, which were inspired by the famous gardens at Versailles. The castle houses a museum of animal trophy heads, shot by the Sutherland family on various safaris, along with an important collection of archaeological artifacts. Stop by for the falconry display, held daily in the manicured gardens. PutDunrobin Castle and Gardens into our Golspie trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
BOOK WITH VIATOR Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Distillery 8 Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour 1 - Dunrobin Fairytale Castle, Millionaire's View, Dornoch village & shops
Duration: 6h - 7h
Tours from $165 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North from Inverness
Duration: 11h 15min
Tours from $71 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR 5-Day Orkney & Northern Coast Tour from Edinburgh Incl Admissions
Tours from $1,175 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour 4 - Whisky Galore, Harry Potter's Black Rock Gorge, Dunrobin Castle/Falcons
Duration: 6h - 7h
Tours from $171 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Way Up North Invergordon Cruise Ship Shore Excursion
Duration: 7h - 8h
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens reviews
Very well preserved and presented. Lots of material, arts and objects to examine. Well worth a couple hours. Don’t miss the museum which has a collection of animals and artifacts.
Very well preserved and presented. Lots of material, arts and objects to examine. Well worth a couple hours. Don’t miss the museum which has a collection of animals and artifacts. more »
The Castle was stunning and the staff helpful and friendly. The views incredible and the gardens lovely. Really enjoyed the Falconry Display as well. Areas that we feel would improve things: Bring..... more
The Castle was stunning and the staff helpful and friendly. The views incredible and the gardens lovely. Really enjoyed the Falconry Display as well. Areas that we feel would improve things: Bring..... more »
Lovely castle to visit, stunning location atop the sea with marvealous views. The Cafe needs a refurbishment, take Highclaire castle as an Inspiration. Personal very friendly and helpful, restrooms...
Lovely castle to visit, stunning location atop the sea with marvealous views. The Cafe needs a refurbishment, take Highclaire castle as an Inspiration. Personal very friendly and helpful, restrooms... more »
Just stunning, stands in the most beautiful setting with amazing gardens and views. Fabulous rooms inside, also a very nice cafe. When we visited, September, the fires in both the entrance and cafe were lit adding to the ambiance. They also have a falconry display on some days. If you're in the area I would highly recommend a visit.
Absolutely stunning castle that looks more like a stately home. The white exterior is beautiful, the inside rooms are just as lovely. So much interesting historical and family history. Helpful staff. Great cafe and gift shop, dear prices but you expect that somewhere like this. Interesting small natural history museum in the grounds. We visited in May and the gardens were AMAZING! So many colourful tulips. Very interesting and informative falconry display.
Beautiful castle with stunning views. At 11.30 am they do falconry - you can see these beautiful creatures. My favourite - Bengal Eagle Owl was very vocal ❤️ Everywhere in the castle you can see beautiful flower arrangements from cut flowers. Such a talent ❤️
Beautiful indeed! Incredible display of castle and Scotland history and this place also very happily situated. You can take your four legged friend to walk around but not inside the gardens, however pliantly of trails and road along the shore with wonder views on castle and gardens.
The best castle we’ve ever seen. The location is perfect next to the shore. The castle has a large beautiful garden with different kinds of plants flowers, fountains and if you are there at the right time you can see a bird show and you can learn a lot about falcons.
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