Any visit to this enchanted Isle must be deemed incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, with woodlands, sea lochs, farms, rivers, gardens, mountains - The Black Cuillins and MacLeod’s Tables, sea eagles, otters, seals, red deer and a multitude of sea birds.
Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years. Built on a rock, it has survived clan battles, the extremes of feast and famine and the profound social, political and economic changes through which the Western Highlands and Islands have passed.
Originally designed to keep people out, romantic and historic Dunvegan Castle was first opened to the public in 1933. Over the years, we have given a warm Highland welcome to visitors including Sir Walter Scott, Dr Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II and the Japanese Emperor Akihito and we now look forward to welcoming you.