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Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. 

The castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.

The Castle, which resembles a French chateâu with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London’s Houses of Parliament, and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer.

The Castle was used as a naval hospital during the First World War and as a boys’ boarding school from 1965 to 1972. Located on the east coast of the Northern Highlands the castle has a wonderful vista overlooking the Moray Firth.

Today’s opening hours

April, May, October - 10.30am to 16.30pm.



April, May, October - 10.30am to 16.30pm.

June, July, August, September - 10.00am to 17.00pm.


Find Us
Find us

Dunrobin Castle is just off the main A9 road on the right, one mile north of Golspie, 50 miles north of the Highland capital, Inverness.  

Dunrobin also has its own train station and is a request stop during the summer months.


Car park on site

  • Free
Parking is available and is free for Historic Houses members when visiting the property for free.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £11.50
Concession: £9.50
Child: £7.00
Family: £34.00

More admission details

  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Special group rates are available for groups of 10 or more when all the tickets are purchased as a single transaction by one person. 

Guides are available along the visitor route to answer questions during free flow tours.

Please allow at least 1 hour for your tour of Dunrobin Castle and further time to spend in the gardens and museum.  Don’t forget about the Falconry displays at 11.30 and 14.00 – these take about 30 mins. 

A word from the owner

Dunrobin Castle is the factual and spiritual home of Clan Sutherland. Seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. The motto of Clan Sutherland is Sans Peur, French for Without Fear. It appears on both the Countess's Coat of Arms and the Clan Crest.


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School Visits

Dunrobin Castle offers education visits for both primary and secondary schools.