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. 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)
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. I was tempted a voice behind me said it wouldn’t be a good idea to 😉
This cairn in front of the ruins has a plaque on it that says: This cairn is to commemorate the MacArthurs. Hereditary pipers to the MacDonalds of the isles during the 18th century. Their school of piping stood at nearby Peingown. 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.