The forecast was for rain so we set off to Dunvegan castle – several others had the same idea so there was a queue for the ticket office before 10am. Tickets bought we headed to the castle. I was excited to visit the castle as it is the home to The Fairy Flag. A remember hearing the tale of the flag on Jackanory when I was a child. The castle was busy but we were able to see what we wanted to see.
The flag is one of clan MacLeod’s precious possessions. More details about the flag can be found on the Dunvegan Castle website.
Photos are allowed in the castle without any flash so I took some with my phone camera.
After a trip to the cafe called MacLeods table we headed for a wander around the gardens. The walled garden is especially worth a visit. We then walked done to the shore.
Dunvegan castle and gardens are a must see on a trip to Skye. For those interested in the Jacobites there is a lock of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s hair as well as the waistcoat he gave Flora MacDonald. Flora married an illegitimate son of the 22nd Duke.