This was a huge help in figuring out how to put together our representation!
From my research, I was able to verify that the back side entrance was the earliest and oldest portion of the building. This entrance was originally the only access, and in the earliest times would have been a sea point entry. Over the years, however, the silt built up and created a land bridge access. In those earliest years, there would have only been that lowest underground portion and a relatively small upper level containing the back courtyard. The all important fresh water source, the well was located back there. This well/ water source was one of the most valuable resources for the original fort, enabling it to have a continuous source of fresh water!
I started with some layout work on that lowest portion. Originally, this would have been the main living space for everyone in the Castle. As the Castle expanded, the spaces became servant quarters, storage and work areas. We will keep to that plan in this creation!
During my research, I learned that there was another smaller tower space on the left side of the Castle, referred to as the Fairie Tower. I had to make some adjustments and add this tower space to the Castle!
More information on the history of Dunvegan!
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