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TITLE
Dunvegan Castle
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_032_0903
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14425
KEYWORDS
castle
Macleod
clan
Dunvegan Castle

The main entrance to Dunvegan Castle, seat of the Clan MacLeod, is approached by a driveway through attractive gardens, with Dunvegan Loch seen in the background. The Castle comprises several separate buildings each dating from a different period and Clan Chief, the earliest part of the castle having been constructed in the 13th Century. However, in the 1840s and 1850s, the 25th Chief carried out a unifying restoration which created much of what can be seen today. The Castle and the famous relics it contains, along with the surrounding gardens, are a hugely popular attraction on Skye. Thousands of visitors peer down into the dungeon, gaze at the Zoffany and Raeburn paintings of MacLeod ancestors, and admire the ancient legendary Fairy Flag, flown only when Clan MacLeod are in peril.

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Dunvegan Castle

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1970s

castle; Macleod; clan

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The main entrance to Dunvegan Castle, seat of the Clan MacLeod, is approached by a driveway through attractive gardens, with Dunvegan Loch seen in the background. The Castle comprises several separate buildings each dating from a different period and Clan Chief, the earliest part of the castle having been constructed in the 13th Century. However, in the 1840s and 1850s, the 25th Chief carried out a unifying restoration which created much of what can be seen today. The Castle and the famous relics it contains, along with the surrounding gardens, are a hugely popular attraction on Skye. Thousands of visitors peer down into the dungeon, gaze at the Zoffany and Raeburn paintings of MacLeod ancestors, and admire the ancient legendary Fairy Flag, flown only when Clan MacLeod are in peril.