Dunrobin Castle Scotland is one of those fairy-tale looking places surrounded by a beautiful garden. Located North of Inverness, the largest house of the highlands is worth a visit. Let me show you with photos and video:
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Dunrobin Castle Scotland in Video
Let's start with a short video with different views of the Dunrobin castle from the entrance and from the garden:
INFO & PLANNING TIPS - Dunrobin Castle Scotland
Dunrobin Castle Scotland is the largest house in the highlands with 189 rooms. It dates in part from the early 14th century (check this site it you want more info about its history).
The gardens were laid out in 1850 and inspired by those of Versailles. They have not much changed since then.
Let me show you in pictures why Dunrobin made it
on my list of Best Scottish Castles
Arriving at Dunrobin Castle Scotland
You cannot guess from the road coming from the North that such a beautiful castle is right next to you. A park full of trees surround the house and can see it only when arriving on the carpark.
Entrance to Dunrobin Castle Scotland
As you arrive on the parking of Dunrobin Castle you are already excited about what there is to come. This side has a beautiful clock tower and what looks like a donjon where a princess could put her hair out.
Dunrobin Castle Interior
The visit starts with the interior of Dunrobin castle. You get to have a look at the dining room, music room, and the beautiful library with wood panels.
You can then climb upstairs to see nursery, bedrooms, dresses... and many items whosing how life used to be in the castle.
Please note that the visit is a little bit of a labyrinth with many stairs.
Dunrobin Castle Garden
The main interest of Dunrobin is the garden and the view of the castle from it. From inside the castle I was able to get a glimpse at it with the sea behind. So I rushed to get out and discover the view.
Many comments on the Internet state that the gardens are not what they used to be. I have no point of comparison. All I can say was that it was enjoyable to walk around.
I arrived late in the afternoon so I did not see the falconry display. Comments on the Internet are generally good. The show is included in the entry. You can see pictures of the show on Debi Bradford wesbite.
There is also a museum on the ground. It was closed when I visited. From what I read, don't go inside if you are an animal lover as it is filled with dead stuffed animals (shot by the family on safari).
This location, along with many other beautiful places, is included in my eBook: The Road Trip Guide - Scotland.
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Dunrobin Castle Scotland - View from the Garden
And here comes the best. As you get down to the gardens you see more and more of the castle and its conic towers, looking like it is out of a fairy-tale.
It looks really great being up-hill from the Gardens. You can see it from everywhere.
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