Duntulm Castle, Duntulm

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Isle of Skye
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  • The frame at the top of that Cliff is impressive but less than Neist Point for example. Accessible from the parking lot after a few minutes of walking, it is unfortunately not allowed to wander in the ruins of the castle for safety reasons and they are made inaccessible by a fence. The ride loses much of its interest as the only access road is single lane and in poor condition. Other places are preferred.
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  • whatever comes to pass, and then you can stop. but there's very little to see why the Castle remained little. stage within minutes.
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  • This is the ruin of a castle, but it is picturesquely placed at the tip of Skye. You can't go inside due to structural issues, but as I said, it is just a ruin. The day we were there at the end of Oct...  more »
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  • The journey to the Castle is enjoyable with winding roads and scenic views. Duntulm Castle Ruin is small but charming. The headland is made up of sweeping hills and wide open spaces, so wrap up warm!. If your out & about in the area it's certainly worth taking a wee peek at this lovely little castle ruin.
  • I sat near here on the longest day of the year and watched a beautiful sunset over the Western Isles.
  • Duntulm castle is a picturesque ruin on the top of a cliff. There is parking for around 6-8 cars and a path through some sheep fields to reach this, the gradient in places is steep. A lot of the ruin has been robbed out to build houses and what's left is structurally unsafe. The access to the ruin itself is locked up (although the gate is easily climbed should you wish to risk your neck). You can get within 20 metres at the waist high fence though without having to risk this though. The slope down to the sea allows access to some rocks that seemed popular with rod fishermen and some accessible rockpools for explorers.
  • Interesting as it was originally built by Vikings. Later taken as home of the McDonald of Sleat Clan Chief. Not accessible by those with walking issues. Some steep uphill/downhill walking on grass terrain, shared by sheep (droppings!). Can be slippery if damp. Unable to enter the castle ruins (for safety), but breathtaking views!
  • No bathroom facilities (or roof). Nice to stop by, or even take the small hike to get close. Can't walk around it as it is dangerous.
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