Dunrobin Castle: A Scottish Fairytale

Dunrobin Castle in the summer

‘You, my fairytale, my book to never finish.

Let me linger in your story ever longer.’ {Atticus}

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll no doubt be aware of Dunrobin Castle. It’s one of my favourite places to visit and photograph so it tends to pop up on my feed fairly regularly. I  haven’t blogged about it since the winter though, so I thought now would be the perfect time to revisit it, especially since the gardens are in full summer bloom.

I fall more in love with this place every time I visit. It’s hidden up in Golspie, Sutherland, a small village on the north east coast of Scotland. It also happens to be a destination on the North Coast 500 route – a new road trip dubbed the “Route 66” of Scotland. I’d love to hire a van and drive the full route one day, but in the meantime I’ll happily wander round Dunrobin.

I always think of Dunrobin as a fairytale castle – it’s definitely Disney princess / Cinderella material! It looks very different to most Scottish castles as it was built in the style of a French chateau. Or, as I like to think of it, it was built to look like Beauxbatons from the Harry Potter books!

We spent a lovely few hours wandering around the gardens, soaking up the sunshine and generally taking it all in. It really is an Instagrammer’s dream…

Dunrobin Castle gardens

Dunrobin castle gates

And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.’ {Frances Hodgson Burnett}

Dunrobin Castle is open until the end of October so you’ve got plenty of time to plan your visit… Enjoy!

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