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FEATURED in:
‘Heritage Listed and Other Trusts Sites World Wide’, Feb. ’10, with thanks.

Dunscaith Castle also known as Dun Sgathaich Castle, is a ruined castle on the coast of the Isle of Skye, in the Parish of Sleat. Climbing across the drawbridge to the now grassy top affords a wonderful view of blahbein and the awe inspiring black cuillin ridge.

Originally the castle belonged to the Clan MacDonald of Sleat. At some time in the 14th century it was taken from them by the Clan MacLeod and held briefly by the MacAskills, allies of the MacLeods but it was recaptured by the MacDonalds sometime in the 15th century.

The castle was then captured by King James I of Scotland when the Chief of the Clan Donald, Lord of the Isles was broken by King James I. The MacDonalds were allowed to keep possession of the castle. The MacDonalds abandoned the castle in the early 17th century.

Canon EOS 400D 18-55mm lens

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ruin, history, castle, scotland, skye, cuillin, sleat, isle of skye, dunscaith castle

Comments

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Thanks very much Martina :)

    – Polly x

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 4 years ago

    Fresh, cool and crispy! Excellent reflections!

  • Many thanks George! I took this back in 2007 and have only just got round to working on it. Glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Tremendous Capture! Great work my friend. Don.

  • Ah, thanks very much for your support Don, much appreciated :)

    – Polly x

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    so lovely work, well done…

  • Many thanks Antanas, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Lovely image Polly. xx

  • Hi Bob, many thanks, much appreciated. :)

    – Polly x

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image, well done!

  • Thank you Ellen, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • BigD
    BigDover 4 years ago

    Beautiful landscape

  • Thanks BigD, so nice to hear from you, glad you liked this :)

    – Polly x

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Lovely landscape. Interesting information…thanks for adding.

  • Thanks very much, glad you liked it :)

    – Polly x

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you Kathy :)

    – Polly x

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in the Heritage and Other Listed group – February 2010.

  • Thanks very much for this feature, very much appreciated :)

    – Polly x

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