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TITLE
Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye, with thatched cottage
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00576
PLACENAME
Duntulm
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12279
KEYWORDS
Duntulm
Castle
Trotternish
MacLeod
MacDonald
zoomable images

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. The small island in the bay is Tulm Island


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Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye, with thatched cottage

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1940s; 1950s

Duntulm; Castle; Trotternish; MacLeod; MacDonald ; zoomable images

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. The small island in the bay is Tulm Island <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>