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  Famous Historic Scotish Castles
Castle Tioram's primary importance is as a principal stronghold of the Kingdom/Lordship of the Isles and seat of Clanranald for over 500 years from the late fourteenth century onwards.
Braemar Castle was an important garrison during the Jacobite uprising, and has been a centre of Jacobite resistance, used as a seat of Hanoverian authority after the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and later transformed by the Farquharsons of Invercauld into a residence of unusual charm.
Dundonald Castle is a fortified tower house built for King Robert II on his accession to the throne of Scotland in 1371 and it was used as a royal residence by the early Stewart kings for the next 150 years.
www.mystical-sites.stevenredhead.com /Fortresses/castles2.html   (4097 words)

 Isle of Skye
This romantic and historic castle, known as the “jewel in the crown of the Isle of Skye” is the ancient fortress home and stronghold of the chief’s of the Clan MacLeod for over 800 years.
This model was commissioned specially by Dunvegan Castle some years ago and the renowned model maker DAVID DANNAH undertook the work and produced this sensational replica of one of Scotland ’s most famous castles.
Dunvegan Castle remains unique in that it has been inhabited by the same family for over 800 years.
www.celtictraditions.com /content/800x600/isle_of_skye/castle_model.htm   (138 words)

 Dunvegan Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan Castle is the ancestral home of the chieftans of the Clan MacLeod.
The castle dates back to about 1200, and is said to be the oldest residence in the UK continuously occupied by the same family.
The Castle is one of the most popular visitor attractions in northern Skye; and has been at the centre of considerable controversy.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /skye/dunvegan   (798 words)

 Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Clan Macleod Scotland
Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Clan Macleod Scotland
Dunvegan Castle is located 22 miles west of Portree on the Isle of Skye.
Parts of the castle are thought to date from the ninth century, but building work has been carried out in almost every century since the 1200s when the MacLeods moved in.
www.castles.org /Chatelaine/DUNVEGAN.HTM   (387 words)

 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Dunvegan Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan is still a family residence, and in fact it has been continuously occupied by the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod since 1270.
The current castle consists of a 14th century square keep, and a 16th century tower -- the Fairy Tower -- and another half-block of the 17th century.
Dunvegan is the home of the Fairy Flag, a tattered and faded piece of silk which, when carried by the clan in war, can be called upon to guarantee their victory.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/dunvegan/dunvegan.html   (378 words)

 Castles Around Skye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It consists of a 13th century wall but most of the castle was re-built in the 20th century.
Dunvegan - This castle is just north of the village of Dunvegan.
It is still said to be the oldest inhabited castle in Northern Scotland, having been occupied by the Chief of Macleod since the 13th century.
www.cs.earlham.edu /~millebe/Scotland/Skye/castles.html   (272 words)

 Dunvegan Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is theseat of the Macleod of MacLeod, chief of the major arm of the clan MacLeod.It is reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Europe.
Unlike many Scottish castles (which have come into stateownership or that of the National Trust), Dunvegan remains in theprivate ownership of the MacLeod family.
Legendhas it that this magical flag was given to the clan by the queen of the fairies in reward of a favour they had done her, and thatwaving it would enlist the fairies help in time of need.
www.therfcc.org /dunvegan-castle-202045.html   (182 words)

 Dunvegan Castle, an Attraction in Dunvegan, -Information Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan Castle is a fortress stronghold in an idyllic lochside setting, surrounded by dramatic scenery, where seals play and eagles soar.
Dunvegan Castle is also famous for its magnificent Water Gardens and Woodland Walks.
Dunvegan Castle is the showpiece of the Hebrides, occupying a truly stunning position on the shore of Loch Dunvegan - its is Skye's most famous landmark and is one of the most visited attractions in Scotland, with over 145,000 visitors per annum.
www.information-britain.co.uk /printplace.cfm?Place_ID=580   (331 words)

 Scotland Magazine : Issue 1 :: Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
And foremost among its visitor attractions is Dunvegan Castle, the ancient stronghold of the Chiefs of Clan Macleod, once one of the most influential families of Scotland's western seaboard.
Tormod, the eldest, inherited Harris and Dunvegan and adopted the title 'Macleod of Dunvegan' as Chief of the Clan.
Nowadays as you approach Dunvegan Castle on foot along the landscaped pathway, it is hard to imagine just how formidable this place must have seemed in days of long ago.
www.scotlandmag.com /issue/1/historic_homes/8   (1320 words)

 Isle of Skye Bed and Breakfast
Kilmuir House is situated in the picturesque village of Dunvegan, in the north-west of Skye.
Dunvegan is home to the world's oldest inhabited castle, Dunvegan Castle, home to the MacLeod clan.
The castle overlooks the beautiful Loch Dunvegan, a natural playground for seals to bask and birds of prey to soar in the shadows of the dominant MacLeods Tables.
www.kilmuirhouse.co.uk   (183 words)

 Behold the Hebrides - The Faery Flag
Dunvegan Castle is situated on a precipitous rock, at the base of which the sea rolls incessantly.
It was at Dunvegan, too, that he first tasted lotus, ‘and was in danger of forgetting that he was ever to depart till Mr Boswell sagely reproached him with sluggishness and softness,’ after which they pursued their journey together through the Isles.
But Dunvegan in bygone days was renowned for its revelries and festivities; and it is extremely probable, as Scott, himself, suggests, that this cup was actively employed in the somewhat rude and ready hospitality of the period.
www.electricscotland.com /books/hebrides24.htm   (1113 words)

 Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
To his opinion the castle should be enlarged in order to accommodate recruits to the regiment raised from among his own people at that time.
In 1819 the Castle had twin towers and collonaded portico, approached by a stone breastwork and ornamental drawbridge, added (1814-15) by the General's son, John Norman, completing and harmonising the whole structure.
The Dunvegan Cup is believed to have been made in Ireland a very long time ago.The inscription around the brim says that it had in 1493 been made for Katherine, daughter of King Neil and wife of Macguire, Prince of Fermanagh.
www.fortunecity.com /bally/leitrim/147/dunvegan.html   (1485 words)

 Sub.-Lieut. John Sidney Brew and the sinking of Dunvegan Castle, 1940
Dunvegan Castle was built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff for the Union Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd., and launched on 26 March 1936.
As darkness fell, Dunvegan Castle decreased speed, but she was easily visible, the night sky making a clear shadow of her form.
At 0500 the Dunvegan Castle was reached and found to be on fire fore and aft in position 55° 8'N, 9° 54'W. Communication was established with a patrolling aircraft which was requested to report the presence of submarines while Primrose was stopped picking up survivors.
brew.clients.ch /JohnDunC.htm   (1629 words)

 Braveheart Relics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan Castle is the ancestral home of the MacLeod of MacLeod, Chieftain of the MacLeod Clan.
They have an ancient flag displayed there, which is said to be the magic "Land-Waster" once borne by King Harald Hardrada of Norway when he invaded England in 1066.
The other legen is that every ten years at midnight on Midsummer, the king of the fairies and all his court come to view the flag, and woe-betide any mortal who spies on them during this visit.
www.magicdragon.com /Wallace/dunvegan.html   (368 words)

 Dunvegan Castle
Of Dunvegan's history, much has been told, but the MacLeods have lived in Dunvegan for over 700 years and surely much remains to be told.
On its western coast, standing there on a rocky headland, is Dunvegan, washed on three sides by the sea, while on the landward side, it is approached by a bridge across a narrow ravine.
Dunvegan is the eldest inhabited castle in Scotland.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~ontariomcleods/Dunvegan%20Castle.htm   (355 words)

 could be gifted to nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This trust would be responsible for raising the funds needed to repair and refurbish the castle with a view to reinforcing and enhancing its role as one of Skye’s and Scotland’s premier visitor attractions.
Once Mr MacLeod is satisfied that Dunvegan Castle would have a secure and viable future by this means, he may transfer ownership of the castle into an appropriately-constituted trust and give the Cuillin to the people of Scotland.
Dunvegan Castle is of importance historically and, as a visitor attraction, it’s of huge importance economically to the Dunvegan community, indeed to Skye as a whole.
www.highland.gov.uk /cx/pressreleases/2003/jul03/Cullins.html   (978 words)

 Dunvegan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan is a town on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
It is famous for Dunvegan Castle, seat of the chief of Clan MacLeod.
The name Dunvegan is Gaelic for "small castle" (dun bheagan).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dunvegan   (78 words)

 A TourUK guide to Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Dunvegan Castle has been occupied continuously by same family for longer than any other castle in Scotland.
A sea gate was constructed and this was the only entrance to the castle until the middle of the 18th century.
The castle did not see much military action but was besieged in the early 15th century by the Macdonalds of Sleat, traditional enemies of the Macleods.
www.touruk.co.uk /castlesscot/castle_Dunvegan.htm   (278 words)

 History & Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
They were invited to Dunvegan Castle, and Iain Og (the current acting Chief of the MacLeod's) pretended to look favourably on the match, and promised to abdicate in Mary's favour.
Around a mile north of Dunvegan Castle, are the remains of a broch (an ancient fortified tower built in the Iron Age).
Duntulm Castle occupies a coastal position, and nearby, where the cliffs fall dramatically to the sea, is a huge ridge or indentation in the rock.
www.clett.com /handmyth.htm   (5619 words)

 Dunvegan Castle Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan Castle is famous as the last hiding place of Bonnie Prince Charlie before he left Scotland for exile in France.
The castle is worth visiting for its historic connections but the garden is of equal or greater merit for the visitor.
It was probably the main pleasure garden of the castle in past times and indeed it still is. There is a central circular bed like a wheel with the spokes of the wheel delineated by small box hedges.
www.gardens-scotland.co.uk /dunvegan.html   (435 words)

 The Clan MacLeod - Dunvegan Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Leod's castle was a simple enclosure, surrounded by the still-surviving stone curtain and entered through the sea-gate.
One day, as the boys and their tutor entered Dunvegan Castle, Dubh slammed down the portcullis, isolating the four from the rest of their company.
The riches at Dunvegan Castle had to be sold and the castle rented out to raise enough funds for the MacLeods.
www.macleodpacific.org /dunvegan.htm   (1446 words)

 Ardell Morton - Scottish Landscapes and Castles - Dunvegan Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan comes from Dun Began after Began the Viking, who by conquest acquired a fortified house on Skye, perched on the top of a rock.
Dunvegan Castle consists of a 14th century keep, 15th century tower, and a joining hall block from the 17th century, and was completely remodeled in the 19th century.
Dunvegan has been continuously occupied by the chiefs of McLeod since 1270, and is the home of the renowned Fairy Flag.
www.ardellmorton.com /Gallery/Dunvegan.html   (154 words)

 Dunvegan Castle Skye - Wee Guides to Scotland castles and mansions
The castle was completely remodelled, with ornamental turrets and modern battlements, in the 19th century.
The castle is the home of the 'Fairy Flag', reputedly given to one of the chiefs by his fairy wife.
The flag reportedly gives victory to Clan MacLeod whenever unfurled, and is said to have done so both at the battles of Glendale in 1490 and Trumpan, after the MacDonalds had slaughtered many of the MacLeods at the church there, in 1580.
www.scotland2000.com /weeguides/castles/66.htm   (216 words)

 Dunvegan Castle, Skye*
Situated on the dramatic coastline of the Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle is Scotland's oldest inhabited castle and has been the clan seat for the MacLeod family for 850 years.
One of the star attractions of Dunvegan Castle is the chance to view the local seal colony at close quarters.
The castle is currently seeking support from Government agencies and the Heritage Lottery Fund for the construction of a new visitor centre, which would provide information and interpretation of this quite unique historic Scottish castle and SAC.
www.greentourism.org.uk /DunveganCastle.html   (782 words)

 Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle is the ancestral home of the Clan Macleod.
The castle's roof is in a poor condition and repairs will cost £10 million.
It is said that to reach Dunvegan Castle you must cross the Fairy Bridge.
www.castlepictures.com /dunvegan.shtml   (371 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Cuillin Hills - MacLeod 'gifts' Cuillin to public   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dunvegan Castle is of importance historically and, as a visitor attraction, economically to the Dunvegan community, indeed to Skye as a whole.”
As well as repairing the castle, he planned to se the money to develop the gardens and create a quality 60-80-bedroom hotel and leisure complex for the 145,000 visitors to Dunvegan each year.
An independent historical consultant claimed the Dunvegan Charter of 1611, which returned land ownership from the Crown to clan chiefs, did not include the Cuillin, although this was rejected by the Crown Estate.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?id=751442003&tid=419   (1019 words)

 Illustrated Guide to Places to Visit - Dunvegan Castle, Skye
The ornamental battlements which are seen today were added during a remodeling of the castle in the 19th century.
Amongst many other objects on display to visitors in the castle is Rory Mor's drinking horn, with a capacity of between one and two pints.
The castle is not particularly attractive and neither is the high entry fee but there is a picturesque woodland garden.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitdunvegan.htm   (419 words)

 Dunvegan Isle of Skye Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Silverdale is beautifully situated on the shores of Loch Dunvegan between the stunning backdrops of the Cuillins to the south and the Outer Western Isles to the north.
Roskhill is an ideal base for touring Skye; close to Dunvegan Castle, Talisker distillery and excellent walking, climbing and birdwatching.
Silverdale Cottage is a 100 year old restored crofthouse in beautiful surroundings, just set back from the shores of Loch Dunvegan between stunning backdrops of the Cuillins to the south and the Outer Western Isles to the north.
www.isleofskye.com /area/dunvegan   (461 words)

 Scotsman.com News - £19m Skye castle bill raises doubt on Cuillin scheme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A study of Dunvegan Castle on Skye has shown that it would cost at least £19 million for the necessary repairs and improvements.
The agency said it is still supportive in principle of proposals to repair the castle and continue its development as one of the island's major tourist destinations.
The architects identified a range of options, including significant renovation and architectural upgrading of the castle, opening more of the building to the public, making the castle fully accessible to disabled visitors in line with legislation, developing new visitor facilities and providing accommodation in the castle for the clan chief.
news.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=781802004   (1067 words)

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