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Castle on Skye


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Skye is home to an array of beautiful castles. Eilean Donan, Dunvegan and Dunscaith are just a few of those waiting to be discovered

Eilean Donan Castle

30.1 miles, 48-minute drive

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most iconic landmarks of Scotland. It is one of the most visited attractions in the Scottish Highlands and it has its own visitor centre, coffee shop and gift shop. It is the perfect location for a family day out.

Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum

16 miles, 23-minute drive

Armadale Castle is located on 20,000 acres of working Highland estate operated by Clan Donald Lands Trust, a Scottish-registered charity. It makes a wonderful day out for the whole family with beautiful gardens, woodland trails and historic ruins to be discovered. You can also visit the award-winning museum where you can hear about its 1,500 years of history and grab a bite to eat in the estate restaurant.

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens 

40.1 miles, 52-minute drive

Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Within the castle, there are five separate buildings with their own unique character. Sir Reginald MacLeod (27th Chief) was the first to open Dunvegan to the public in 1933. Thousands of visitors come to explore it every year. 

Dunscaith Castle

17.4 miles, 32 minute-drive

Dunscaith Castle is on the west coast of Sleat, the most southern point of Isle of Skye. On the top of a rock, about 40ft high, you can explore the ruins of the castle, which was abandoned by the MacDonalds of Sleat in the early 17th century The site is now a designated Ancient Monument.

Duntulm Castle

48.4 miles, 66-minute drive

Duntulm Castle is a 15th-century tower sitting on a promontory and all that remains is its vaulted basement. The site of the castle was originally an Iron Age broch or dun and was later used by Norse invaders. The castle was once occupied by the MacDonalds of Sleat, but was abandoned in 1730 when they moved to Monkstadt House and then Armadale Castle. Duntulm is said to be home to many ghosts, including that of the weeping spectre of Margaret, a sister of Macleod Dunvegan who was married to one of the MacDonalds.


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Outdoor fun

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