Dunvegan is located on the west side of the Isle of Skye, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland. Dunvegan is best known for Dunvegan Castle which is located roughly a mile north of the village.The castle sprawls on top of a rocky outcrop, sandwiched between the sea and several acres of beautifully maintained gardens. It has been the seat of the Clan MacLeod since the 13th century, but the present fortress dates from the 1840s.
From the jetty outside the castle there are regular seal-spotting boat trips out along Loch Dunvegan, as well as longer and less frequent sea cruises to the small islands of Mingay, Isay and Clett.
Things to See and Do
* Dunvegan Castle
* MacLeod Estate Historic House
* Giant MacAskill Museum
* Old Man of Storr
* The Clan McDonald Centre
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 1735 sq km Isle of Skye
Population – 8,850 Isle of Skye
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – Port Righ is located in the capital Portree on the Isle of Skye.
Transport Links - Skye is linked to the mainland by a bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin, as well as via car ferries from Armadale to Mallaig, and from Kylerhea to Glenelg. Now that the Skye Bridge is open (and toll-free!), it is no longer essential to travel to Skye by boat, but it is still an enjoyable ride. The main route to the mainland is on the Caledonian Macbride ferry between Armadale and Mallaig. Skyeferry also operates in summer between Glenelg and Kylerhea. For the Outer Hebrides, Calmac run to Uig from Tarbert on Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist. Three Scottish Citylink coaches a day run from Portree to Kyle of Lochalsh, Fort William, and Glasgow or Inverness. Local buses also run every 30 minutes over the Skye Bridge between Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh.