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Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum

locationIsle of Skye
website
armadalecastle.com
Cafe or restaurant
Landscape walks
Castle
Winter garden
Paid entry
Roses
Hidden gem
Managed by Clan Donald Lands, a Scottish charitable trust, Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum spans 40 acres of mature woodland, temperate gardens and tranquil lily pad studded ponds.
Aside from the swoon-worthy ruins of the 19th-century castle, the real joy here is the gardens, where plants from around the globe thrive thanks to the area’s unique microclimate. Showstoppers include the flushed coral flowers of the Chilean Fire Bush, the silvery stems of the Himalayan Birch and joyful Giant Daisies, which are native to New Zealand. Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum isn’t just a sanctuary for people, it’s also renowned for its wildlife-spotting opportunities. White-tailed sea eagles soar overhead while red deer can be spotted through the dappled light of the mature forests. From gentle meandering pathways through a Victorian arboretum thick with bluebells to rolling farmland and open glades leading to instantly soothing panoramic views over Skye’s Sleat peninsula, there’s something to delight the senses whatever your fitness level. After a hard day’s wandering, plan a pitstop at the charming bistro, which is located in a converted stable or pack a picnic and soak up the verdant surrounds.
OPENING TIMES
2 – 31 March 2020 Open Mon – Fri, 10.00 – 15.00 1 April – 31 October Open daily, 9.30 – 17.30 1 – 30 November Open Mon – Fri, 10.00 – 15.00 Last entry 30 minutes before closing

Garden audio tours

Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.

Find Us

Armadale Castle & Gardens Isle of Skye GB IV45 8RS

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