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The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles Sights

Dunrobin Castle

  • Off A9 Map It
  • Golspie
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 10/11/2013

Fodor's Review

The Scottish home of the dukes of Sutherland is flamboyant Dunrobin Castle, an ancient seat developed by the first duke into a 19th-century white-turreted behemoth. As well as lavish interiors, there are falconry demonstrations and Versailles-inspired gardens. Trains so fascinated the duke that he built his own railroad in the park and staffed it with his servants.

Sight Information


Off A9, Golspie, KW10 6SF, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £10
  • Apr., May, Sept., and early Oct., Mon.–Sat. 10:30–4:30, Sun. noon–4:30; June–Aug., daily 10–5

Updated 10/11/2013


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Oct 19, 2004

Most scenic castle in Scotland

Not your average drab castle, Dunrobin is to Scotland what Neuschwanstein is to Germany. It is certainly worth a trip into the highlands to see this beautiful structure in its scenic surroundings. There is even a marvelous little natural history museum on the premises that was gives a new meaning to travel "mementos."

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