Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie

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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.
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  • My third visit to the Castle but, for another in my party, it was their first visit. It seemed more commercialised than during my last visit (several coach parties), but this is probably a sign of... 
    My third visit to the Castle but, for another in my party, it was their first visit. It seemed more commercialised than during my last visit (several coach parties), but this is probably a sign of...  more »
  • Dunrobin was a very special place. The furnishings are slightly shabby and I would guess mostly original not at all Disneyfied! The staff in each room were very friendly and knowledgeable and it... 
    Dunrobin was a very special place. The furnishings are slightly shabby and I would guess mostly original not at all Disneyfied! The staff in each room were very friendly and knowledgeable and it...  more »
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  • Lovely castle and grounds with lots to see. Not very disabled friendly as there are quite a lot of steps. Also the entrance fee isn't too bad, I would highly recommend a visit.
  • Parts of castle and museum closed due to covid not worth entrance fee.

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