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TITLE
Entrance to Dunvegan Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0128_AT
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
9572
KEYWORDS
castles
doors
bridges
clans
Entrance to Dunvegan Castle

Parts of Dunvegan Castle are thought to date from the 9th century but additions and renovations have taken place in every century since the Macleods took over the castle in the 1200s. The castle stands 22 miles west of Portree, on the island of Skye, on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. Dunvegan has been continuously occupied by the Macleods, apart from a short period after the potato famine, for nearly eight centuries. The current chief of the clan courted controversy recently when he put the Cuillin hills up for sale to pay for castle repairs. No buyer was found.

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Entrance to Dunvegan Castle

INVERNESS: Duirinish

2000s

castles; doors; bridges; clans

Andrew Taylor

Parts of Dunvegan Castle are thought to date from the 9th century but additions and renovations have taken place in every century since the Macleods took over the castle in the 1200s. The castle stands 22 miles west of Portree, on the island of Skye, on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. Dunvegan has been continuously occupied by the Macleods, apart from a short period after the potato famine, for nearly eight centuries. The current chief of the clan courted controversy recently when he put the Cuillin hills up for sale to pay for castle repairs. No buyer was found.