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Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye. The famous Castle of Dunvegan stands at the head of the island-studded Loch Dunvegan, between the Vaternish and Duirinish peninsulas. Near it, to the south, is the pleasant village, to the south-east of which lies the ruined Church of Duirinish. The Castle, is entered by a bridge spanning the former moat, and dates from the 15th to 19th centuries, much of it having been restored. It has long been the seat of the Macleod of Macleod. In the 15th cent, tower is the dungeon, while the south tower, of early 16th century, date, contains the Fairy Room, the towers having been linked in the 17th cent, by the 12th Chief known as Rory More.
Among the Castle’s treasures are Rory More’s drinking
horn; a richly carved Irish Communion Cup; relics of Prince Charles Edward; letters from Dr. Johnson and Scott; and, most priceless of all, the “ Fairy Flag” of Dunvegan. Some 4 mile North East is Fairy Bridge, to which a legend is attached.



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