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Eilean Donan Castle

Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
01599/555202
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3-Day Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were undecided about visiting this castle because it is so well-known (and the over-hyped sites are often touristy and not worth visiting). We had plenty of other things to do. Our plans got changed a little bit, and we found ourselves with plenty of time in Kyle of Lochalsh, so we took a taxi over to the castle and... More

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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the Castle while in Scotland and went on the tour, it was very interesting and the gentleman gave my husband extra information when he knew he was a National Trust tour guide. The views of the castle and from the castle are stunning and would recommend anyone to visit this lovely place.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We spent several hours at this lovely castle-Eilean Donan. We arrived in the afternoon so that we could get some sunset shots of the castle along the waterfront. The sky was cloudy, which gave the castle a brooding look. There is a coffee shop close to the castle and a gift shop; several of us shopped while we were there.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

While it has been significantly rebuilt this castle is magnificent - not only its location out in the loch but in the way the rooms have been furnished to show how life was lived - it is private so not able to use Scottish Heritage explorer pass but well worth paying the entrance fee. If possible time your visit at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Only ever visited the restaurant before never staying long enough to do the Castle Tour. This time made sure of having time by staying in the Cottage associated with the Castle. Our guide was very informative and gave insights into the McCrae Gilstrap family. (Later fund out he was in the film Highlander as an extra). In fact it was... More

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Newton Abbot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Eilean donan castle is by far my favourite castle. I've visited it many times since I was about 5 years old. It was always the highlight of our family holidays as kids and Ive now the chance to visit as an adult and take my partner and she fell in love with it too. So much so we have... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We chose a beautiful day to visit this stunning site: rarely do you get a totally still, sunny day in this part of Scotland in November. The water was calm and we could see for miles to the oldest and newest mountains in Scotland. Whilst the air temperature was initial cold, the sun soon encouraged shedding of coats to bask... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wonderful opportunities to photograph this castle early in the morning, during the day and at dusk. The gift shop is open all year round although the restaurant closes off season.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

we had been on skye which is fantastic place to visit on our return to the mainland we came over the skye bridge through kyle of lochalse we came upon the most photographed place in Scotland eilanne dohnan castle we had a tour round it it was well worth it stunning building

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to the castle around 9am, because we were on a tight schedule. So unfortunately we didn't manage to see the inside. Nevertheless the view was amazing. We were so lucky to have the first ray of sunshine on the castle, it gave us amazing pictures + the advantage of going in November to Scotland, is that we have... More

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