The Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles is a magnificent 20,000 acre estate, centred around the semi-ruined Armadale castle, on the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye.
The estate offers some stunning nature walks for all levels of fitness, leading beyond the beautiful and elegant gardens into area of exquisite woodland. In spring, the woodland ground in dense with bluebells and wild garlic, and the air is filled with their heady scent. The trails pass through areas of pasture, with views of Armadale Castle nestling amongst the trees, and leads up to the panoramic viewpoint at the top of Cnoc Armadail. This spot lays the magnificent Sleat peninsula before you, framed on one side by the spectacular Cuillin ridge and on the other by the mainland hills of Knoydart. This is the territory of red deer and golden eagles with the opportunity of a rare glimpse of the sea eagle.
Discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald at the award-winning Museum of the Isles. Six interconnecting galleries, each with their own theme, take you through 1500 years of the history and culture of the area once known as the Kingdom of the Isles.
Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles’s Visitor Centre is located in Armadale, 16 miles south of Broadford on the A851. It is easily reached from the mainland by taking the Skye Bridge, at Kyle of Lochalsh, or by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (a 25-minute crossing). The Centre is just a short walk from the ferry terminal at Armadale.
Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS, Scotland.
Telephone: 01471 844305
Fax: 01471 844275