Explore 1500 years of history at the spiritual home of Clan Donald, where visitors can wander through the stunning gardens, explore romantic castle ruins, and visit the award-winning museum. With a regular events programme, family activities, woodland walks, café, and gift shop, there is something for everyone.
This highland estate is the last ancestral home of the Macdonalds in Sleat, located on the south of Skye and now operated by the Clan Donald Lands Trust. Covering 40 acres, the historic gardens boast magnificent views across The Sound of Sleat to Knoydart mountainside and provide a floral paradise not to be missed, influenced by Gulf Stream sea-current and its sheltered aspect. At the Museum of the Isles, visitors can learn about the Highlands & Islands through the epic story of Clan Donald, Scotland’s largest and most powerful clan.
The welcoming café is situated inside the Stables building, and there are lovely gift shops for those looking for souvenirs or presents. The gardens and woods are part of a wider 20,000-acre estate, which also contains nature sights like red deer, golden eagles, and sea eagles, alongside popular walking trails suitable for all fitness levels.
The registered charity, Clan Donald Lands Trust, has played an essential role in saving and developing this fantastic resource for both tourists v
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