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"Duntulm Castle remains" Duntulm Castle Tip by vichatherly

Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye: 4 reviews and 5 photos

  Duntulm Castle remains
by vichatherly

Duntulm has some pretty horrific history. Hugh MacDonald was imprisoned in the castle dungeon, and purposely starved to death after he tried to seize the lands of his family. He was given only salted beef and no water and died stark raving mad -- one horrid story says he tried to eat his own hands before the end.

The castle is rumored to be severely haunted. The ghost of Donald Gorm can be seen brawling with other ghostly miscreants in the courtyard, and a screaming, raving Hugh Macdonald also haunts the castle dungeon. Occasionally, the weeping of Margaret (who was shunned by her husband after she lost an eye in an accident) can be heard. The hysterical screams of a nursemaid who 'accidentally' dropped a baby out a window and onto the rocks below can also be heard sometimes.

Supposedly, the Macdonalds abandoned the castle because of the ghosts

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Directions: Duntulm, Isle of Skye, 6 ½ north of Uig, West coast.

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  • Written Jan 23, 2005
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