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Caisteal Maol Dunakin
NG 758-263 Inverness-shire Scotland

Caisteal MaolCaisteal Maol is a rectangular late 15th or early 16th century stone tower house, founded by the MacKinnons of Strath or Strathordil. Standing conspicuous on a rocky knoll that juts out into Kyle Akin, in medieval documents the castle was called Dunakin. Probably of three storey and a garret, in 1513 a great meeting of chiefs was held here, in an attempt to make Donald MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. The tower was abandoned in the early to mid 17th century and is now buried by masonry to first floor level. The only standing remains are the south wall with a window embrasure and parts of the north wall. 11 miles east at Dornie is Eilean Donan Castle and 16 miles south-west at Teangue is Knock Castle.


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Caisteal Maol is located on the Isle of Skye, east of Kyleakin off the A87. A mile south of Kyle of Lochalsh, on the A87.

The site is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


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