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Dunrobin Castle

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2021 Update - The opening times and prices below are the latest information that we have from Dunrobin Castle (as of May 2021)

PLEASE NOTE: There is no requirement to pre-book your visit to Dunrobin Castle. 

Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's Great Houses and is one of the most majestic, looking like a French château with its fantastic gardens. It is the largest house in the Highlands of Scotland with 189 rooms, and one of Britain’s oldest inhabited houses, dating in parts from the early 1300s. It was home to the Dukes of Sutherland, and it is now occupied by the Earls of Sutherland who are their descendants.

The falconry display is excellent and takes place in the gardens at 11.30am and 2pm daily from 1st April to 30th September.

The personal museum of the Dukes is also worth visiting for its unusual collection of hunting trophies and other curious items from around the world.

As you might expect with such a long history, Dunrobin Castle claims to have a few ghosts. One room, the "Seamstress's Room", is said to be haunted by the ghost of an imprisoned young maiden who fell from a window whilst trying to escape. Maybe just our imagination, but the room does have a "feeling" about it.

Dunrobin is one of our favourite castles. We love the entrance hall with its grand staircase and portraits which remind us of "Hogwarts" in the Harry Potter movies. The gardens also deserve a visit and you will get your best photographs of the castle from there.

Dunrobin Castle is one of the attractions featured in our North Coast 500 itinerary

Address:

Golspie, Sutherland KW10 6SF

Operated by:

Independent

Opening Hours:

1st May to 30th September: Daily 10 am to 5 pm / 1st - 31st October: Daily 10.30 am to 4.30 pm / Please note that last entry is 30 mins before closing.

Admission:

Adult £ 12.50, Senior/Student £ 10.50, Child £ 7.50, Family (2 adult + 3 child) £ 36.50

Parking:

Yes

Languages:

English, German, Italian

Accessibility:

Limited in the castle, gardens are relatively wheelchair accessible

Toilets:

Yes

Shop:

Yes

Cafe/Restaurant:

Yes

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