Duntulm Castle
Duntulm Castle
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victoria B
Lincolnshire, UK587 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Only visit if you are passing.

There is a car park and the castle is a shortish walk across a field occupied by livestock. The sea views are amazing.

The castle itself is fenced off so you cannot get access. It consists of only a few crumbling walls.
Written December 4, 2020
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Pdonatyandkids
Westborough, MA251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a great little spot. However the road to get here was hair raising / frighting as it was one lane in spots with pull out spots not close together. We were lucky to arrive after a rainy morning and the sun came out later. We were able to see out to the outer Hebrides island as the day was so clear. You only need about an hour or less to explore. Plenty of benches to just sit down and enjoy the ocean view.
Written December 24, 2023
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Fern
Glasgow, UK575 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
reviewing purely off of the 'castle' .... don't bother going here expecting a castle. there are some ruins but you can't get near or go inside as there are many warnings etc which i hadn't expected when we visited.
if i was reviewing the view you get from this area though i'd probably give give 5 stars - the view is excellent!
Written March 30, 2023
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Wayne K
Hamilton, New Zealand1,324 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Just a pile of rocks really. Can't get close due to danger and you get no feel for what it may have looked like.
Typical road around the coast, single lane with passing points scattered around (which many people really struggle with).
Nice views but I wouldn't bother with the castle.
Written May 10, 2024
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Marty & Pippa
Chorley, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We just decided to stop off at this place on a drive around the island and were so glad we did. The ruins of the castle are only small but the best part is the view! We went on a glorious, sunny day and after looking at the ruins went down onto the rocks below and the kids had great fun finding different sea creatures and having a little paddle. Great place to stop off at
Written August 28, 2023
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Mike
London, UK914 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Duntulm castle is a ruin on the northern tip of the aisle of Skye. The ruins are accessed by a muddy path between farmers fields but you cannot access the castle itself which is fenced off due to risk of collapse.

The scenery is bleak but impressive and the ruin is picturesque with sheep climbing all over. Worth a stop if you’re heading past but not worth going out of your way for.
Written August 30, 2018
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IowaIndigoGirl
Iowa City, IA1,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We stumbled up this castle ruin while driving around the Isle of Skye. You can walk up to the fence surrounding it, but because it's unstable you can't get any closer to it. Apparently a community group is trying to raise money to turn it into a tourist attraction. The spot it sits on offers spectacular views of the water and surrounding mountains. I was a bit more interested in the abandoned Duntulum Castle Hotel that sits just downhill from the castle ruins. I learned online that the hotel was owned by a couple from Britain who moved back there a few years ago, and the hotel was sold via auction in April 2014 for a few million, but there's no signs of life there. Who would buy this property and then do nothing with it?
Written May 24, 2016
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I_Rose_I
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
We stumbled upon this Castle during a drive from Uig to Staffin around the top of the Isle of Skye on the A855 (the most spectacular drive!). It was an interesting find but appeared to be closed at this time of year. You can get very close to the Castle by walking across the beach and up some stairs then a hill (hiking/sports/sturdy shoes recommended). The fence looks easy to walk over if you want to explore the ruins. The beach is a fantastic little spot as well for some great scenery and sheep watching.
Written December 3, 2016
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Luv2TvlwU
Portland, OR213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Duntulm Castle was the clan seat of the MacDonalds of Sleat in the 17th century. Legend has it that the infant heir accidentally fell out of the window to his death on the rocks below and thereafter the castle was abandoned. Today the castle is just a ruin and blocked off so that you cannot get too near. Like many historic sites in Scotland, signage getting there is almost nonexistent, so you have to keep a lookout to find it. There is a small parking area where you can pull over and make the trek along a fenced-in farmer's field to the castle itself. Unfortunately, there are no plaques of historical interest that tell visitors anything about this site. The views, however, are incredible and the haunting feel of the place will stir the blood of any MacDonald's breaking heart, remembering times gone by.

After your visit, continue down the road to Kilmuir to see the grave of Flora MacDonald and the Museum of Island Life. Then you will gain some real insight as to what life was like here for the MacDonalds of long ago.
Written November 4, 2014
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Calummurdo
154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
This is the remains of a ruined castle which now has a sign prohibiting access into the actual castle; you can however walk up to it and the walk itself is pleasant. The views from the castle are impressive. The castle itself would have been very small when complete so don't expect another Edinburgh Castle. As we were passing this was worth stopping for partly to stretch the legs but also for the views. I would not spend much time here, maybe just half an hour.

As with many of Skye's attractions, has no signage as to where it actually is. As you head North on the A855 once you pass the Duntulm Castle Hotel (which is signed posted) you come to a u-bend in the road which is where the castle entrance is. There is an sign prohibiting access to the castle however that was an unofficial shortcut the proper entrance is to the left of the sign down the short steep hill.

This site is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchair users. Walking boots are a good idea but a requirement.
Written July 17, 2014
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