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UK Road Trip: Skye's Dunvegan Castle

The Isle of Skye is stunningly beautiful and every visitor absolutely must visit the grand Dunvegan castle, famous for being continuously occupied for over 800 years by over 3o generations of the McLeod Clan. The 30th Chief still uses this castle as his main residence, although he also has a flat in London.

Getting There

We were on a UK roadtrip that started in Dublin and would end in London. We had rented a campervan and arrived on the Isle of Skye via the Skye Bridge. This is a beautiful arched bridge that offers stunning views while crossing Loch Alsh. Be aware that it closes during high winds.

Dunvegan Castle is located on the western part of the Isle of Skye. From the bridge, it's a lovely 40 minute drive, mainly along the coast to the village of Portree. 40-minuteFor those using public transportation, there is a daily bus service from Inverness and Glasgow, as well as on-island bus routes.

Portree The village of Portree, on the eastern coast of Skye, is the capital of the island. It is surrounded by hills and overlooks a sheltered bay, We made a brief stop here to have a coffee and pick up some supplies.