Dunvegan Castle is the situated at a distance of about a mile and a half to the North of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye and it is the seat of MacLeod of MacLeod, the Chief of MacLeod clan. I got a chance to visit it during my visit to the Isle of Skye in 2011.
The castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. In this picture, the people who are visible were a part of our group. It was raining consistently, but that anyways is a constant feature of Scotland's weather.
I took a peek into the castle grounds. But I was glad to be able to spend much more time here, as the pictures later will reveal.
Stone walls of the castle were good enough ground for a flowering bush to grow. These insurgences of nature are always a welcome sight for a nature-worshipper like me.
The sight from one of the windows of the castle. These castles were built to keep people out. I guess with such views, the people inside would also perhaps prefer to be outside. :) This is Loch Dunvegan, which is famous for its seal tours.
Coming back to the castle, here are some pathways through the walls - mystifying and awe-inspiring.
And finally the gardens! Numerous little streams were flowing through the dense foliage.
Stream flowing parallel to the path - Mesmerising!
Some of these waterfalls were artificial while some looked natural. Or perhaps they have been made so long ago that they have started looking like an integral part of the landscape.
A little stream flowing out into the Loch Dunvegan. The building on the right is the Castle.
A bonus view from the castle's grounds...to keep you motivated to visit Scotland. :)