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TITLE
Duntulm Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0073
PLACENAME
Duntulm
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31961
KEYWORDS
postcards
castles
Duntulm Castle

This postcard from 1976 shows 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

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

1970s

postcards; castles

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from 1976 shows Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye.<br /> <br /> 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