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Dunrobin Castle | Sutherland

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens - Castle in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland

This magnificent castle overlooks the Moray Firth with a history that goes back to the 1300’s and is the family seat of the Clan Sutherland and home to the Duke of Sutherland. It is also one of Scotland’s largest inhabited castles with 189 rooms. The castle and outstanding gardens are open to the public, usually from April to the end of October. It is located 1 mile north of Golspie, and approximately 5 miles south of Brora. The garden is also the location of the falconry displays that are held daily. The castle and garden is a fascinating destination and you need to plan at least 2-3 hrs, or longer, to see the castle and the wonderful gardens.

Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

A large walled garden has water features, rose gardens along with the birds of prey

Dunrobin - Castle and Gardens

Dunrobin Castle has extensive and beautiful gardens

Dunrobin castle gardens - topiary and water features

Castle has extensive topiary, clipped hedges and beautiful water features

Dunrobin castle gardens - topiary and knot gardens

From the castle you can look over the topiary and knot gardens

Dunrobin castle knot gardens

Steps down from the castle to the gardens

Dunrobin castle gardens

Looking over the gardens from the steps down from the castle

Dunrobin castle gardens - formal pond

Formal pond within the knot garden

Scotland castle - Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin castle and gardens