Holmisdale House , one of the most famous Victorian mansions on Skye in its darkest hour. Destroyed in a fire on the 13th of May 2002 along with the Toy Museum. 50 firemen from Glendale volunteers , Dunvegan , Portree and Broadford fought to bring the blaze under control . Fortunately no one was injured and thanks to Prudential Assurance , Torrence Partnership of Portree and Builder Donald MacKenzie of Dunvegan --

Holmisdale House fully restored from bare walls seen here in the summer evening sunlight.
Finally finished in September
2003 . 16 long months after the fire and 30 weeks rebuilding .
Work on recreating the garden and land has started and the
toy museum  has now reopened
to welcome visitors from across
the world.

Set in three acres with a waterfall and large garden , just 7 miles from Dunvegan and on the Glendale Visitor Route in the heart of MacLeod
country , with views of MacLeods Tables and the Outer Hebridese .
Close to shops , attractions and world famous
restaurants in the original Glendale township ,
Holmisdale is an ideal base for your unforgetable holiday experience that is Skye - the Island .

© Terry Wilding


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Holmisdale House

Situated in Glendale on the Isle of Skye
Please note :- 2012 will be the 25th & final year for the Glendale Toy Museum