Isle of Skye Journals

Around Dunvegan; Waternish and Duirnish

A travel journal to Isle of Skye by MagdaDH_AlexH

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Dunvegan Castle: 800 years of history

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Loch Dunvegan Photo, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Dunvegan Castle is the principal historical attraction on the Isle of Skye, and a popular site to visit, a fixed point on the route of numerous tour buses but also frequented by many an individual tourist, particularly middle-aged Americans in search of their roots (immigration from Skye was huge).It is situated north of the rather dull village of Dunvegan and approximately 30km west of Portree, at the base of the hammer-head shaped Duirnish peninsula. The castle is known as the ancestral home of the Chief of Clan MacLeod for almost 800 years. It is reputedly the oldest continuously occupied castle in Scotland.The castle's history is inextricably linked to the hist...Read More