The 8 Best Things to Do in Dunvegan, United Kingdom (UK)

December 27, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Dunvegan (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Bheagain) is a small town on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is famous for Dunvegan Castle, seat of the chief of Clan MacLeod. It is also the hometown of Celtic fusion band Peatbog Faeries. Dunvegan is within the parish of Duirinish.
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1. Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Dunvegan | Isle of Skye, Dunvegan IV55 8WF, Scotland +44 1470 521206
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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without enjoying the wealth of history and clan legend at 5* Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Award winning Gardens, seal boat trips, cafe, gift shops and holiday cottages. For more information about our opening times, admission prices, speical events and Exhibitions, please visit our website.

Reviewed By Nicole M

Worth the drive. Interesting exhibit and several exterior Gardens are breathtaking. Loved it. It closed earlier than expected. No entry past 5:00. We had to rush through and would've enjoyed strolling outside longer.

2. Colbost Croft Museum

4 Miles from Dunvegan on the Glendale Rd, Dunvegan, Scotland
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Colbost Croft Museum

Reviewed By hhurricane58

We hadn't planned on see this during our visit. We saw the buildings and had to stop. You felt like you had stepped back in time( except for all the tourists). The only thing missing would have been little kids playing outside. Great place to get some history.

3. Skye Minibus Tours

Dunvegan IV55 8GT, Scotland
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5 based on 33 reviews

Skye Minibus Tours

Skye Minibus Tours offer a spectacular half day, full day and extended tour of the North and West of Skye taking in spectacular sights such as the Old Man of Storr, The Quiraing, Kilt Rock the Fairy Glen, Fairy pools Neist point and Dunvegan Castle. You will be accompanied by one of our highly knowledgeable and licensed drivers on your journey who will provide a wide variety of rich information and history on the area. Group and private tours are also available on request.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Rob was a great guide, very professional and knowledgeable of Skye, yet he can warm up and be funny; a true Scotsman with his awesome accent. He owns the business and is very flexible with his customers with regards to customizing tours for them. He values your time and money, not a rip-off! Would definitely recommend Skye Minibus! My husband and I really enjoyed his tour and company.

4. Skye Silver Gift Shop

The Old School | Colbost, Dunvegan IV55 8ZT, Scotland +44 1470 511263
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Skye Silver Gift Shop

The original jewelry from Skye. Visit our one-of-a-kind gift shop in the dramatic NW of Skye where we have been designing original jewelry for 35 years. We have the largest range of own-design jewelry on the island. Celtic, Scottish and modern designs in silver and gold obtainable nowhere else. Skye Silver - "where memories are made".

Reviewed By BucksTraveller99 - Bucks, England

Sometimes when you visit a craft workshop you are disappointed by the quality of the products offered, but that is certainly not the case here - the jewellery is not only stylish but exceptionally well designed and executed. This is one of the best such places I remember visiting and I definitely recommend it.

5. Giant Angus Macaskill Museum

Dunvegan High Street | Route 31, approximately 2.5 km off Highway #105, Dunvegan NS B0C 1H0, Scotland +44 902 929 2875
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Giant Angus Macaskill Museum

Reviewed By James M

We had passed the Giant Angus Macaskill Museum a number of times when driving through Dunvegan. It is set in an attractive little cottage with colourful bunting outside and we decided to pop in as we travelled on to Sligachan. As appealing as the building looks from the outside, the real charm of this museum lies inside. We were welcomed in by Peter Macaskill who went on to tell us an entertaining oral history of his distant relative Angus. He was a gracious and good natured host during our stay. The artefacts and attractions he has assembled inside are extremely entertaining and interesting. Who wouldn't love to size themselves up against the 7'9 model of Angus standing in the corner? We spent half an hour in the museum, excellent value for the £2 entrance fee. Of the many attractions we visited in Skye, none left with us with such a smile as the Giant Angus Macaskill Museum.

6. Dunvegan Two Churches Walk

Duirinish Church of Scotland, Dunvegan Village, Dunvegan, Scotland
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Dunvegan Two Churches Walk

Reviewed By Riggy678 - Windermere, United Kingdom

Had a drive out to have a look round here and it was great ot read about the local history of the church, with out giving it away go and have a look :)

7. Skye Bird of Prey Experience

Borreraig, Dunvegan IV55 8ZY, Scotland
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Skye Bird of Prey Experience

Pre-booked Hawk walk with our beautiful Harris Hawks, Blake and Bella. Feel the thrill of one of nature's great hunters landing on your glove. An hour spent walking around our 10 acre croft with spectacular views overlooking Loch Dunvegan. As we walk and talk about birds of prey, one of our hawks flies free following us and you will take turns to call the bird in to land on your gloved fist.

Reviewed By Fineviewsskye - Carbost, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic afternoon meeting Guy and Blake the Harris Hawk (and Queenie the pig) and would absolutely recommend to anyone. We're lucky enough to live on Skye but had relatives visiting and took them, along with our 6 month old and 5 year old, on a hawk walk. Despite the range of ages and mobility (6 months to early seventies) Guy happily accommodated everyone and was really engaging. Being so close to such a magnificent bird and being able to photograph him and have him land on the glove was literally awesome, and definitely something we'll do again.

8. Colbost Folk Museum

The Old School Skye Silver, Dunvegan IV55 8ZT, Scotland +44 1470 521296
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Colbost Folk Museum

Reviewed By Maria W - Forres, United Kingdom

Almost drove past this we museum. It is just a little croft house, showing how we lived in the past. Plenty of parking opposite, but there is a wee slope to walk up to it on. Lots of old crofting tool s to have a look at.
Tickets are available from a man in a tiny wooden hut - cost is £1.50 per adult. It was the mans day off, so you put your money in the box yourself, and then went exploring.
Nice place, and interesting - think it would shock many of todays youngsters ! If you're passing, pop in and take a look. You only need 10 mins to look round, so wouldn't recommend driving all the way out there to look, unless it's on a planned route.

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