Caisteal Maol
Caisteal Maol
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Steve M
Monument, Colorado, United States52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Accessible historical site, much more of the castle is left than it appears. The views are stunning and the trail was recently refurbished.
Written 13 June 2024
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NCtravelz
Raleigh, NC1,724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We parked at the end of the road and walked to the ruins past two shipwrecks. Luckily, we caught low tide, so it was very accessible. A little slippery on the rocks in places due to the rain. A really fun little walk.
Written 9 September 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We eventually arrived in Kyleakin, next to the Skye bridge, after 9 and there was a large free public car park right on the shoreline. The sky was blue and it was incredibly light still. We checked into our room at Saucy Mary’s and then went outside to watch the spectacular sunset. This was spoiled by midges. What a vile creation! What is their actual purpose? There were literally clouds of them so the photography was cut short. We did have another wander the next morning as it is a very pretty area, if the weather is good.
The castle is now just a couple of walls on a boggy and very overgrown area of land near the harbour. It might be possible to walk there at low tide but there isn't much left to see.
Written 5 June 2022
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Travelingwookie1
Newton Aycliffe, UK1,313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Just as you enter onto the Isle Of Skye via the bridge. You can park up and if the tides out, walk to the ruins of this castle.

There's nothing majorly exciting and its a old wall by all accounts.

But the leg stretch after that long car journey is probably worth it.
Written 10 September 2021
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Addie B
Centurion, South Africa72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Lovely walking disntance from Kyleakin, best at low tide, great photograf opportunuties. The weather could change suddenly
Written 13 September 2019
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RiceWP
Wellfleet, MA5,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We stopped in a little town and could see this ruin our castle on the hill. It was very majestic and really made the harbor special. Next time we come we will make sure that we are able to go inside to ruin and spend the additional time.
Written 14 May 2019
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Even though the castle is closed to viewing because of its state, we were still glad to have stopped and get a feel for it. Worth the brief detour.
Written 22 April 2019
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fiona07
Hampshire, UK440 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 and signs advise people not to approach it due to risks of falling masonry. We recently visited it anyways, taking great care, following the now-overgrown but still distinct path around the bay from Kyleakin. There is not much left of the castle: two sections of wall, one of which is much reduced due to the lightning strike. The remaining draw is the view of Kyleakin and the Skye bridge, which is lovely from here. It's a beautiful and peaceful spot that is not difficult to get to. One should certainly be sensible and remain aware of the dangers if deciding to visit. We avoided walking beneath the walled sections, but enjoyed the beautiful views.
Written 14 June 2018
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
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. Even though in ruins its worth having a look at. Great views and if you let your imagination run, you can get a picture of how this must have been in bygone times.

It's a 10 minutes walk on a small path from the village. Can also be seen from the village.
Written 19 November 2016
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Azazelacus
Barcelona, Spain122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
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.
Written 24 September 2016
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