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At the head of Loch Dunvegan in the northwestern part of the island, Dunvegan Castle brings many visitors to this corner of Skye. Claiming to be the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland, owned and lived in by the McLeod clan for almost eight centuries, the castle houses a wealth of history and ancient treasures, from the Jacobite uprisings and links with Bonnie Prince Charlie to modern appearances as the backdrop to Hollywood films, such as Highlander and Made of Honour.
The gardens are a shining jewel among the barren beauty of Skye as rare plant species thrive, and you can enjoy woodland trails, waterfalls and Rhododendron gardens as well as wildlife spotting trips out onto Loch Dunvegan, home to seal colonies, herons, Arctic tern and other species.
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