Dunvegan Castle

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Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.jpg
Dunvegan Castle and gardens

Dunvegan Castle is a castle a mile and a half to the north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, situated off the West coast of Scotland. It is the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the stronghold of the chiefs of the clan for more than 800 years.[1]


13th century[edit]

A curtain wall was built round the hill in the 13th century around a former Norse fort which was only accessible through a sea gate.[2]

14th century[edit]

A castle was constructed within the curtain wall by Malcolm MacLeod in about 1350.[2]



  1. ^ "Welcome" Dunvegancastle.com. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Dunvegan Castle". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 57°26′55″N 6°35′24″W / 57.448497°N 6.59007°W / 57.448497; -6.59007