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near Duntulm, Highland, Scotland

Duntulm Castle is a ruined castle near the village of Duntulm. on the north coast of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The last masonry wall fell in 1980 during a storm. The vaulted basements are intact. The ruins of the castle are in poor condition.

The main structure of the castle was built in the 14th and 15th centuries. A tower was added in the 17th century. The castle was abandoned in the early 1730s

According to local legend, the infant son of one of the chieftains fell from a window and was dashed on the rocks below. As a punishment, the nursemaid who was supposed to be supervising the child was set adrift on the North Atlantic in a small boat. Her ghost is said to haunt the castle.

Other Castles in the Area
  Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye

Dunvegan Castle
The ruins of Duntulm Castle in Trotternish, with Tulm Island just offshore and the Outer Hebrides in the distance

Photograph by Peter Trant. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Dunvegan Castle
Duntulm Castle. Looking west from Duntulm Hotel.

Photograph by Dave Fergusson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

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