Duntulm Castle Ruins – Isle of Skye, Scotland

It was a long and winding drive on mostly one lane roads to get here and to be honest there isn’t a lot of “it” here but the views were spectacular.

Looking at the map below, our journey took us from Mallaig (at the very bottom) on a ferry over to Armadale.Β  From there we drove up to Sligachan and then all the way to the very top where it say Duntulm Castle. We did stop at some of the other sites listed on this map but that’s for another day.

(Map from http://www.whiteheatherhotel.co.uk)

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The ruins of Duntulm Castle are fenced off for the safety of the ruins – which have been crumbling away with time – and the many visitors but while I was there I did see a few “selfie squad” folks go over the fence and disappear into the ruins.Β  I was tempted a voice behind me said it wouldn’t be a good idea to πŸ˜‰

This cairn in front of the ruins has a plaque on it that says:Β  This cairn is to commemorate the MacArthurs.Β  Hereditary pipers to the MacDonalds of the isles during the 18th century. Their school of piping stood at nearby Peingown.Β  It is also written in Gaelic.

Standing here I believe we were as far north on earth as we’ve ever been and it was amazing.

Teri πŸ“·

 

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6 Responses to Duntulm Castle Ruins – Isle of Skye, Scotland

  1. Piglove says:

    So beautiful and green. I would love to roll around in that grass. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Beautiful landscapes and scenery. Looks like you had lovely weather. I’m seriously hoping there’s a real place named “Skyfall”.

  3. Klausbernd says:

    You wouldn’t believe it, we have been there too. As we wrote, Siri πŸ™‚ and πŸ™‚ Selma are castle maniacs with a special love for ruins.
    Thanks for reminding us on a great trip we had around Skye before we went to the very North, up to the Orkneys.
    All the best and fairy dust from our beloved Bookfayries
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ’ƒπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘­

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