The McCleods were a major Clan that controlled a large portion of the Hebrides. Their "Fairy Flag" given, legend has it, by a fairy queen to the wife of an early McCleod chieftain, is on display in the castle. The flag is said to have magical powers that can be summoned for the aid of the Clan whose motto is "Hold Fast." These powers have been invoked twice in the past 800 years. Also on display is the drinking horn of the 13th century chieftain of the McLeods. It holds two bottles of claret, which the Chieftain is said to have drained in a single draught.
The Castle is surrounded by extensive gardens on one side and the Loch on the other and the green mountains of Skye provide a beautiful backdrop to the setting.