Although I saw Kisimul castle as I arrived in Castlebay I thought I'd leave to last when posting as it is absolutely superb positioned in the middle of the harbour.
The view from the ferry. You can, see how close it comes
The position is more obvious once you climb up Heaval, that overlooks the whole of Barra and the islands to the south.
It's in the care of Historic Scotland and the castle has to be accessed by boat.
Looking back north to Heaval
On departure the boatmen took us round the whole of the castle before returning us to sore
The MacNeils seemed to have been the better chiefs of the highlands and it wasn't until in 1838 they sold that the clearance happened on Barra. A descendant bought the castle back pre-WW2, restored it and the castle is now in the case of Historic Scotland.