Duntulm Castle

Duntulm Castle is located at the northernmost end of the Trotternish peninsula on the island of Skye, about 8 miles north of the village of Uig. The castle was built in the 14th and 15 centuries, and was the seat of clan MacDonald of Sleat, until it was finally abandoned in the early 18th Century for more comfortable lodgings. Although it is a small castle, it sits proudly on a rocky promontory making a good subject – particularly when lit by evening sunlight.

Location and Parking

Post Code: IV51 9UF

Duntulm Castle is situated alongside the A855 road about 8 miles north of Uig and just west of the few houses that make up the village of Duntulm. The castle is in view from the road and where the road takes a sharp bend to the east there is space to park a few cars. The castle is reached by passing through a kissing gate followed by a short walk across the grassy promontory. When we visited, the ruins themselves were off limits due to safety restrictions – presumably concerns over cliff erosion.

Duntulm Castle

There is really only one viewpoint, reached by walking down the hill to the south of the castle. This brings the cliffs into view and it is only from the seaward side that the setting of the castle can be appreciated.

Duntulm Castle

With its brooding position perched on the cliff tops, the castle also makes a good subject for a moody mono shot, particularly with a dark sky behind the castle.

Duntulm Mono

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