While I actually wanted to walk to the Duirinish Stone, the standing stone you see in the back, I also took the opportunity to explore St Mary´s Old Church and burial grounds in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye.
The church was built in 1694 in place of another older church near Dunvegan.
The original building was a simple rectangle, but a north burial aisle was added in 1839. A 1735 burial enclosure with fine Renaissance carving stands against the west gable. (Britainexpress.com)
Several heads of the Clan Macleod are buried here, though the church at Rodel on the Isle of Harris was the principal burial place for clan chiefs.
The standing stone might look very old, but it was only erected at the turn of the Millenium, using traditional methods. It offers a stunning view across Loch Dunvegan and MacLeod’s Table.
A time capsule has been embedded in its foundation, containing things of today’s life, so that future generations can gain an insight into the daily life of that time. (Myhighlands.de)
But I just couldn´t find the path leading to the monument. I tried both sides of the church, across the other side and some more – but somehow they didn´t lead me to the stone.
The views were still nice though!