Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm (weather permitting)

1 October to 31 March:

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Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’. The seat of the chief of Clan Macneil is the only significant medieval castle to survive in all of the Western Isles.

What to see and do

  • Take in Kisimul’s spectacular site on a rock in the bay to see how it got its nickname
  • Follow in the wake of the clan chiefs who went before as you make the short boat trip to the island
  • Climb up to the tower house battlements for panoramic views of Castle Bay
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