Dunvegan, Skye, Fairy Bridge

Road Bridge

Site Name Dunvegan, Skye, Fairy Bridge

Classification Road Bridge

Alternative Name(s) Dunvegan, Fairy Bridge; Duirinish; Bay River

Canmore ID 99260

Site Number NG25SE 21

NGR NG 27818 51350

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Duirinish
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG25SE 21 27818 51350

Fairy Bridge [NAT]

OS (GIS) AIB, August 2008.

For successor and present bridge (at NG 27860 51156), see NG25SE 24.

NG 2783 5137

Source: O/S 1:10,560 Map, 1966.


Skye, The Fairy Bridge.

So called because it was thought to be the haunt of fairies, or 'people of peace'.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NG 278 514). Fairy Bridge, Dunvegan, early 19th century. A small semicircular rubble arch. The alignments of the abutments has recently been altered.

J R Hume 1977.

This bridge carries what was apparently the former line of a road over the Bay River. The successor and present bridge (NG25SE 24) is situated 190m to the SSE.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 June 2009.

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