Dunvegan Castle

April 26, 2008

Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continously inhabited castle in Scotland, located on the Isle of Skye and home to the MacLeod Clan chiefs. The MacLeods have had the castle in their possession since the 1200’s, but parts of the castle may be older.

The castle is home to the famed Fairy Flag. This 7th century banner is said to bring success to the clan if unfurled in an emergency.  As the legend states, this can only be done three times, and the flag has been used twice. The castle is also home to several Jacobite relics.

The Isle of Skye has a mild climate, with snow generally confined to the Black Cuillin range.  Seals and birds such as herons and Arctic terns can be seen in the area.  This is a popular destination for tourists, as well as for weddings.




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