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TITLE
Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_158
PLACENAME
Duntulm
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12950
KEYWORDS
Duntulm
castle
MacLeod
MacDonald
Trotternish
Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye

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, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

Duntulm; castle; MacLeod; MacDonald; Trotternish

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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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 may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />