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TITLE
Duntulm Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00404
PLACENAME
Duntulm
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12118
KEYWORDS
Duntulm
castle
MacLeod
MacDonald
Trotternish
Duntulm Castle

Situated on a promontory overlooking Luib Score in the north of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye, Duntulm was originally the site of an Iron Age Fort. It changed hands several times, between the MacLeods and MacDonalds, eventually becoming a MacDonald stronghold around 1539. It had an impressive and almost impregnable situation, with sea cliffs on three sides, but by the 1730s the castle was a source of stone for the MacDonald's new house at Monkstadt, and it fell into a dangerous state of disrepair, which has only recently been stabilized


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Duntulm Castle

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1950s

Duntulm; castle; MacLeod; MacDonald; Trotternish

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Situated on a promontory overlooking Luib Score in the north of the Trotternish peninsula on Skye, Duntulm was originally the site of an Iron Age Fort. It changed hands several times, between the MacLeods and MacDonalds, eventually becoming a MacDonald stronghold around 1539. It had an impressive and almost impregnable situation, with sea cliffs on three sides, but by the 1730s the castle was a source of stone for the MacDonald's new house at Monkstadt, and it fell into a dangerous state of disrepair, which has only recently been stabilized <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />