Dunscaith Castle
Dunscaith Castle
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Edmo1066
Manly, Australia251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The others have provided a pretty accurate picture. When we went the 'bridge' to the castle had had its floor removed. You could still cross but tricky and probably unnecessary as the views from the coast were spectacular. Worth the drive. Not a tourist in site!!
Written 17 August 2017
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Ryan R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
It was absolutely beautiful, though the crossing to get over the drawbridge to the ruins was interesting. All the boards have rotted away, so you have to scoot along the edge, over a roughly 9ft drop. Not for the faint of heart! Got there fairly late, so not much of a sunset, but the view was still amazing, and poking around the castle ruins was a ton of fun.
(Lost my beanie there though :( if anyone’s out there hiking and finds a knit beanie- it was originally a dark blue- please let me know! I’m willing to pay for shipping to get it back, I can’t get another one, and it was my favorite. Ryan.a.robson99@gmail.com)
Written 7 June 2019
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kimberlycle
Cleveland, OH77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Absolutely gorgeous and out-of-the-way. It’s like a tucked away secret. Utterly beautiful surroundings. No great sunset for us as it was cloudy, but the wind was minimal so we could sit on the cliff and enjoy the view.
Written 3 May 2019
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Danielle
United States1,407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Friends
This castle is definitely off the beaten path. The drive out to the castle on the Isle of Skye is incredibly scenic and a single lane road. You will need to walk through what appears to be a private sheep farmers field. Just keep walking past the house towards the loch and low and behold there is the castle! More than likely you'll be the only visitors out there which is very nice.

Having been abandoned since the 17th century, this castle historically belonged to the clan MacDonald and eventually the clan MacLeod. As a note to those visiting, crossing what once was the bridge is not for the faint of heart. The floor has collapsed and will need to be scaled by the brave of heart!
Written 1 July 2016
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Valerie Jones
Bristol, UK24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Why don’t Historic Scotland put the wooden drawbridge back? Wouldn’t be difficult. We had a picnic there for an hour and saw over 30 people nearly break their necks jumping across the open hole that leads to the castle. How somebody hasn’t died there amazes me.
Written 12 December 2021
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sgphoto
Grand Junction, CO452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
The road out is quite hilly and takes awhile to get to the ruin, and you would think that we would have learned that Scottish roads aren't highways and we must plan much more time than we would have thought. We arrived at sunset, and it was getting too dark to walk out to the castle. The mountains behind the ruin are beautiful and I would recommend arriving long before sunset if you want to get any decent photos. The photos from the beach near the road don't show the detail that we would have liked.
Written 3 November 2017
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JDH20
Crieff, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Couples
Take your hiking shoes, this is totally worth the trek. As a bonus we stumbles upon a hidden little glen across the road from where we parked. I am pretty sure that fairies were living there!
Written 28 September 2016
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MikeX4356
Tewkesbury, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Despite the rain, enjoyed the short walk to the remains of this castle in a stunning and isolated setting with great views.
Written 24 September 2016
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
The drive along the single track road to Tokavaig (about 8 miles from A851) isn’t an easy one but the beautiful beach located there and the easy walk out to the ruins of the 13th century Dunscaith castle is worth it, particularly late in the afternoon when the light is best. You can park alongside the road just before or after the last cattle crossing before getting into Tokavaig and follow the driveway of the adjacent farm (there is a sign nailed to the fence that has a directional arrow to the castle) then bear left at the farmhouse. You will see the “stump” of the ruins on a rocky outcrop. By far the most interesting surviving part of the castle is the old drawbridge and steps that lead up into the castle. The rather large gap where the drawbridge door used to drop down to cover remains and is a little tricky to maneuver by (make sure to hold onto parts of the wall that aren’t loose). Once inside you have great views over Loch Eishort and to the Cuillin Hills.
Written 23 June 2016
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bobbart913
Boston, United States50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We only stopped on the turnout to view the castle, as it was raining (surprise!) and we did not have the inclination to walk all the way out to the point. The view is is beautiful and worth a few minutes tranquil stop.
Written 2 October 2019
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