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Dunvegan on Skye

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Dunvegan is a Village in the northwest area of the Isle of Skye, 47 miles northwest of the Skye Bridge, 21 miles west of Portree.

Dunvegan is Popular for the museum of the Giant Andrew MacAskill, Dunvegan Castle 1 mile north, Coral Beach 5 miles north, and the Neist Point walk 11 miles west. Postcode: IV55 8WA

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The top image is of Dunvegan War Memorial at the north end of the Village with the road to the right leading to Portree.

The second image is of the Dunvegan Hotel at the north end of the Village.

The Angus MacAskill Museum is in the centre of the village. Angus was born on the Isle of Berneray in 1825, growing to 7ft 9inches. His parents took him and their other children to Canada in 1831. Angus died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1863.

There is a popular fish bar at a car park in the centre of the Village open most nights, often selling fish and chips, also at times local fresh shellfish.

The Old School Restaurant is at the south side of the Village, also the Dunvegan Bakery, oldest on Skye.

Kinloch Campsite is a short distance south of Dunvegan with pitches for Caravans, Campers, and Tents.

Dunvegan Parish Church, built in 1832, is a short distance north of Dunvegan, on the road to Dunvegan Castle.

Dunvegan Castle is 1 mile north of Dunvegan, open for visits much of the year.

Dunvegan History

1200s - Clan MacLeod took control of the area and built the earliest parts of Dunvegan Castle 1 mile north of Dunvegan.

1825 - Andrew MacAskill was born on the Isle of Berneray off Skye. He grew to 7ft 9inches and died in Canada in 1863.

1989 - the Giant MacAskill Museum is opened in Dunvegan by Peter MacAskill, father of the street trials cycle rider Danny MacAskill.

1909 - Neist Point Lighthouse was completed at the tip of the most westerly headland on Skye, 11 miles west of Dunvegan. This is now a popular walk of over 1 mile each way from the car park, one of the top sights on Skye.

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