When you think of Isle of Skye, the main thing you think of is all the natural beauty. We spent most of our time hiking and admiring the view, but I also knew I wanted to see Dunvegan Castle. Similar to Eilean Donan Castle, the setting of the castle is lovely, right on the water. Unlike, Eilean Donan castle, it was not left abandoned for 200 years. Instead it has been continuously occupied by the MacLeod family for 800 years!
In addition to the castle, you must visit the magnificent gardens. It had been raining, but stopped when we arrived. So we decided to see the gardens while it was still dry. I guess I am not sure what I expected but these gardens rival many botanical gardens! First we visited the water garden, which had two large waterfalls and some cute bridges. (more…)