the Sleat peninsula, this picturesque port
lies on one of the most fertile farming areas
of Skye. Its ruined 19th century castle has
been partly restored by a trust which has also
created the Museum of the Isles dedicated to
the history of the MacDonalds of Sleat. A
ferry brings visitors here from the mainland
town of Mallaig.
The Sleat peninsula also boasts ruined Dunscaith Castle, home of the MacDonalds until the 16th century, and the romantic remains of Knock Castle. The latter was built by the MacDonalds’ rivals, the MacLeods, in the 15th century.