Duntulm Castle / Isle of Skye *

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Duntulm is quite ancient. First it was an Iron Age broch, then a Pictish fort, then a Viking stronghold and finally it was used as a castle first by the MacLeods and then by the MacDonalds. Hugh MacDonald was imprisoned in the castle dungeon, and purposely starved to death after he tried to seize the lands of his family. He was given only salted beef and no water and died stark raving mad (it is said that he even tried to eat his own hands before the end: see Caisteal Uisdean).

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