Dunvegan is a friendly village on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, which is situated on the northwest coast of Skye. It is very popular due to its location, it's an ideal base as it offers local attractions, activities and facilities. Dunvegan is a superb and easy place for touring and exploring the rest of the island
For 800 years the castle has been the ancestral home to the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod
The Castle Gardens are beautifully landscaped with a rich variety of plants in an abundance of colour, woodland and waterfalls
Woodland and waterfalls at Dunvegan Castle Gardens, Skye
Giant MacAskill Museum
The Guinness Book of Records recorded Angus MacAskill as a true giant, he stood 7foot-9inches tall. Born 1825 - Died 1863.
The Giant Angus MacAskill Museum - Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
Although there are only a few beaches on Skye the Coral Beach has spectacular views of Skye's highest sea cliffs, Dunvegan Head.
On the road to Glendale is the Colbost Croft Museum, showing the typical 19th century living conditions.
Skye Silver with it's traditional Celtic designed jewellery.
Just beyond Glendale village is Neist Point, where a lighthouse was built in 1909 but the only way to see it is to walk to it. (Nice Walk).
Also on the peninsula is the Piping Heritage Centre.
Skyeskyns, tanners use old traditional methods and tools, maintaining one of the oldest crafts.
Diver's Eye Boat Trips, let yourself relax whilst taking a boat trip, look out for seals, dolphins, otters, whales and sea birds not to mention the views from the sea to the mainland
Cafes & Restaurants
Dunvegan has a variety of places to eat you can have anything from a cup of tea and cake to a light snack or you might enjoy a three course meal.
Cafe & Take Away - Skyes Oldest Bakery
Cafe - Dunvegan Garage
Tea Room - Jan's Cake Shop
Cafe & Take Away - Blaz
Tea Room - Lochside Crafts
Restaurant - The Old School House
Skye's Oldest Bakery - Cafe & Take Away - Dunvegan
Dunvegan has a charming little Post Office and a Post Mistress with a bubbly personality who is very friendly and helpful. Stamps, cards, birthday cards and other trinkets can be purchased here.
The Fasgadh Stores is an amazing little shop, as it's like an Aladdin's cave. It carries quite a variety of stock, whatever your need the shop will probably have it.
Dunvegan general store - Isle of Skye
Dunvegan offers its self to a whole range of activities
Further Places to Visit
Portree the islands capital has a Tourist Information Office which offers plenty of books, leaflets and maps on all the attractions to see and do within the area. The Harbour is quite colourful as many of the properties are painted in individual colours.
Aros centre situated towards the outskirts of Portree is well worth a visit, its a busy place as it houses the cinema, restaurant, shop and St Kilda exhibition.
Talisker Distillery, Talisker whisky is the only malt to be distilled on Skye. The distillery is set in the village of Carbost over looking Loch Harport
The Old Man of Storr is a pinnacle of rock that stands approximately 2,300 feet it forms part of an outcrop that stands in front of Storr Ridge.
Activities further afield
Pony Trekking - Suladale or Portree Stables
Quad Biking, Mountain Bike Hire, Paint Balling - Portree
Archery, Clay Shooting, Air Rifles and Axe Throwing - Armadale
Seaplane Flights - Broadford Airfield
Boat Trips and Sight Seeing Tours can be found all over the island
For those who truly love nature there's an abundance on Skye from Eagles, Buzzards and Sea Birds to Deer and Otters not forgetting our wonderful sea creatures such as Minkie Whales, Basking Sharks, Dolphins and Seals