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Historian/Tour Guide Michelle  5* Fascinating Historical bespoke and private Day Tours on the Isle of Skye, along with the original Guided Historical Walking Tours of Portree. πŸ‘‡

Castle Uisdean (Hugh's Castle)
The last medieval fortress to be built on Skye. The door to the castle was on an upper floor and would have been accessed via a retractable wooden stairway. There is today only a single window at ground floor level..
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Towards the North East of Portree on the slope of a cliff, stands a single gravestone. Richard Williams was a young captains Coxswain on HMS Porcupine which was a wooden gunboat surveying the waters around Skye. His is the last of the headstones remaining of an ancient graveyard. He died at the age of 34 in 1861. The sailor commited suicide but nothing more is known about him. A few meters away from his grave are the remains of an old chapel, it is known as Bile chapel. Which signifies a verge or a precipice or a tree venerated, a place of worship for the pagans and later Christianised.
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