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Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye

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Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye - Dunvegan, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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Dunvegan Castle is probably the largest and most popular visitor attraction on the Isle of Skye - apart from the natural beauty of the island! This view looks south from just beyond the small area of woodland that surrounds the castle, which appears out of the foliage like a fairy tale fortress in a child's story book.

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