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A troubled ruin

Nature, it seems, is determined to destroy this lovely little ruin that I have visited many times... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
fiona07
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Scotland, United Kingdom
If the ruins could speak

Former Castle Dunakin, now Caisteal Maol (the bare castle), named so after it was abandoned and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
high_low73
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nature, it seems, is determined to destroy this lovely little ruin that I have visited many times over the years. Earlier this year one side of it was hit by lightning and quite a lot of rocks fell from that side. Since then a fence...More

Thank fiona07
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Former Castle Dunakin, now Caisteal Maol (the bare castle), named so after it was abandoned and ruined. Last occupied around 1600. It's history is ridden with Norse viking influence, Clans and not to forget the tale of Saucy Mary, the Norwegian princess flashing passing ships....More

1  Thank high_low73
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The castle it's completely ruined but offers a good views from there to skye bridge. You can see this castle in the kyleakin town and it's free.

Thank Isaac M
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This picturesque ruin provides a punctuation mark on the coast at Kyleakin. The floodlighting at night has been sensitively done and adds a touch of drama to the scene

Thank Debrastorr
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Castle Maol was built by King Akin giving the name to Kyle Akin. The ruin can be reached only at low tide across a short 60metre beach. True, only a small part of the castle is left but the views are 360 degrees and impressive....More

Thank Stephen L S
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Visited this afternoon the drive up to the castle was through what I'd call a council estate quiet rundown in parts the castle on the entrance to the pretty harbour the backdrop views could be stunning in the right light today was cloudy grey didn't...More

Thank 32tonyn
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

The castle itself is just a reminder, or the mark of where one of the most amazing natural beauty spots of Scotland is. The fields around the castle will give you everything you needed: calmness, peace, colour and smells. Of heather, of grass, of water....More

5  Thank Evgeniy T
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Not very easy to get to, the path very indistinct at times and also boggy. There is little of the castle but it is scenic and good views from there to skye bridge

1  Thank JanieScotland
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

The castle is completely ruined, but it was very interesting all the same. It was, however, a bit of a soggy trek to get to the castle and not wheelchair accessible or recommended for children. Still, I'm just glad I went with my Historian father...More

5  Thank MaryRoseQueenofScots
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Reviewed 14 June 2004

The 'walk' to the castle is a bit on the soggy side, but is well worth it, not only for the views, but for the interesting tale the castle tells! Saucy Mary, the Norse princess who built the castle, married a MacKinnon Chief and the...More

19  Thank YorkieLass
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