Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Highlands [Scotland]
When we wake up in Uig the sun is out. And so are the midges. Then when we start packing up it starts to rain…..the weather on Skye is crazy. One minute it’s sunny and you get that proper holiday feeling. Next thing you know the heavens open up and it’s just like at home in Wales ^-^
We head off just down the road to Dunvegan Castle. It’s perhaps a little uninspiring at first glance [a) you can’t see it from the road and b) it’s kinda grey. Very grey!] and it’s also kinda expensive to get in, £9.50 each. You can’t even walk about the whole castle as the gang of the 30th Chief of the Macleod clan still lives on site.
But it’s easy to see why the clan still lives here and I must admit – we fell TOTALLY in love with it ^_^ It’s majestic. Serene. It has AMAZING gardens and you can actually spot seals from it = what’s not to like?!
The tour guides in each of the room are super efficient and really know their stuff and are more than happy to share some personal stories. The lady in the room where I managed to get a photo from [it is not allowed to take pictures inside the castle, for privacy reasons] used to live in Mold, only 15 or so miles from where we live now! She seemed genuinely interested in finding out about where we’re staying and what we’re doing and I overhear her share or own personal journey with another visitor. The word *spiritual* can be heard often. It captures the spirit of this beautiful island perfectly I think.
She tells us about a beautiful beach not far away and we decide to make that one our next stop.