Dumtulm castle - Trotternish - day 3

Duntulm Travel Blog

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Loch Near Duntrulm castle
Duntulm Castle was built in the 14th to 15th century when there were a lot of disputes between the MacLeod and MacDonald clans and was primarily used by the MacDonald Clan.  It provided quite the defensive upper hand because it was built close to a cliff, the cliff offered protection for at least three of it's walls.  Later in the 17th century, the Macdonald's abandoned the castle a built a new one a few fews down; which, they used most of the stones for building material.   The castle itself, if you could call it that, it just mainly made up of a couple of walls.  It isn't in itself much to see; however, the area surrounding it is absolutely beautiful. There is also signance everwhere stating how danger it is to go near the castle.  Apparently a lot of the structure has have fallen down the cliffs.
Sign advising not to go into the site
  On that note, there is an old folks tale that ghost haunt the area.  Apparently one of the previous owners had a infant, under the care of a nursemaid, fell to his death from the caslte window over the cliffs.  The father killed the nursemaid as revange and that is why there is said to be a ghost that still occupies the area. The Duntulm castle is situation on the most northern tip of Skye Ilse and it is extremely windy there.  It happened to be so windy there that day that it almost took your breath away and you could almost lean into/against the wind without falling!  It was a lot of fun to play with the wind and it almost made me feel like a child once again.  After the castle we briefly stopped in Kilmuir.  We were given the choice to see the Skye Meseum of Island life; however, at that point everyone was kinda tired and we weren't up to paying money to see it.  I think it was 4 pounds or something, but the majority won so we just left.  I did manage to get a couple of pics of it though :o)
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Loch Near Duntrulm castle
Loch Near Duntrulm castle
Sign advising not to go into the s…
Sign advising not to go into the …
Monument at the castle, i cant re…
Monument at the castle, i can't r…
What was left of the castle in Dun…
What was left of the castle in Du…
I love Lochs :o)
I love Loch's :o)
Me standing in the winding areas a…
Me standing in the winding areas …
Picture of the shores of the Loch
Picture of the shores of the Loch
Duntulm
photo by: highlandmist