The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles Sights

Clan Donald Skye

  • Off A851 Map It
  • Armadale

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Walk the lush, extensive gardens at Armadale Castle Gardens and the Museum of the Isles and you take in magnificent view across the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart and the Mallaig Pennisula. The museum tells the story of the Macdonalds and their proud title—the Lords of the Isles—with the help of an excellent audiovisual presentation. In the 15th century the clan was powerful enough to threaten the authority of the Stuart monarchs of Scotland. There's a gift shop, restaurant, library, and center for genealogy research. Also on the grounds are high-quality accommodations in seven cottages with kitchen facilities.Access is from Armadale Pier, where signs indicate the different forest walks that are available.

Sight Information


Off A851, ½ mile north of Armadale Pier, Armadale, Highland, IV45 8RS, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Gardens free, museum £7.50
  • Gardens daily dawn–dusk; museum Apr.–Oct., daily 9:30–5:30; last entry 30 mins before closing

Published 10/27/2015


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