Fodor's Expert Review Dunrobin Castle

Golspie Castle/Palace
Situated 12 miles north of Dornoch, flamboyant Dunrobin Castle is an ancient seat that became the home of the dukes of Sutherland, at which point it was transformed into the 19th-century white-turreted behemoth you see today. As well as its grand palatial facade and lavish interiors, the property also has summer falconry demonstrations and Versailles-inspired gardens. The first duke, who was fascinated by trains, built his own railroad in the park and staffed it with his servants. Yet for all this frivolity, the duke has a controversial legacy; he was responsible for the Sutherland Clearances of 1810 to 1820, when people were forcibly removed from their farms to make room for sheep to graze.
Castle/Palace Historical Family

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Off A9
Golspie, Highland  KW10 6SF, Scotland

01408-633177

www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £12, Closed Nov.–Mar

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