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TITLE
Dunvegan Castle from the shore of Loch Dunvegan
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01220_AT
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
42668
KEYWORDS
castle
Dunvegan
Dunvegan Castle from the shore of Loch Dunvegan

Dunvegan Castle is on a rocky promontory jutting into Loch Dunvegan, on Skye. It has been the home of the MacLeods since the 13th century, although they were first named as "of Dunvegan" in an official document of 1439. The castle is believed to have been continuously occupied by the same family since then, longer than any other Scottish Castle. Parts of the castle date from the 13th century, the keep with dungeon from the 14th, and parts from the 18th century. More recently, the whole building has been harled and castellated. It is now a major tourist attraction on Skye, with the public rooms displaying various clan relics. This photograph shows the side of the castle taken from the shore of the loch. This area is now a large garden open to the public

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Dunvegan Castle from the shore of Loch Dunvegan

INVERNESS: Duirinish

2000s

castle; Dunvegan

Andrew Taylor

Dunvegan Castle is on a rocky promontory jutting into Loch Dunvegan, on Skye. It has been the home of the MacLeods since the 13th century, although they were first named as "of Dunvegan" in an official document of 1439. The castle is believed to have been continuously occupied by the same family since then, longer than any other Scottish Castle. Parts of the castle date from the 13th century, the keep with dungeon from the 14th, and parts from the 18th century. More recently, the whole building has been harled and castellated. It is now a major tourist attraction on Skye, with the public rooms displaying various clan relics. This photograph shows the side of the castle taken from the shore of the loch. This area is now a large garden open to the public