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Eilean Donan Castle

Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
01599/555202
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland . The reason for that is simple - it looks stunning at almost any time of... more »
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Moray, Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped here to break the journey as we were taking some friends from Texas to Skye. What an excellent decision. The castle was extremely interesting and provided lots of information. Shame photography isn't allowed inside the building.

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West Yorkshire, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Scotland (my first ever trip there) and visited this castle on recommendation from friends. The location is simply breathtaking and the castle itself very interesting and atmospheric. There is the obligatory café and gift shop but this does not detract from the beauty of this whole area. A definite must-see. As an added bonus a young man... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

i liked the castles .but the cafe is very dear for there food like £4.00 for a sandwich and £2.00 for a bottle of cola and anything hot is more like a lasagne is £8.00.and it is £6.50 to get into the castle and £3.50 for the guide book on the castle.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I visited this castle last month while on a tour of the Isle of Skye with my family. It was beautiful and very picturesque! I highly recommend seeing it and taking in its beauty. It had a great cafe and gift shop to visit. We were there visiting from the United States and we tried to see several different castles... More

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Sursee, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Not just "another castle". From the outside the dark gray walls against the green hills makes for beautiful pictures. Inside, the castle has been relatively modernized. The history inside is more about the recent owners and decor than about a time of swords and knights. Made the castle a little different than other castles that just focus on their older... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Arrived by mobility scooter from nearby Dornie. Reasonable access to site and the visitor centre but a couple of short runs over course gravel ,but these might have been avoided be a detour round the front of the complex to the other parking area. Welcomed by the haunting sound of a lone piper from the shore of the loch. The... More

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Aberdeen
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Attended an old friends wedding here and the service was held in the castle - what could you not like about getting hitched in a 13th century castle? Friendly and helpful staff and the location made this a perfect day for all. Be aware that there is no access for people who cannot manage a couple of flights of steep... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went by bus from Kyleakin, spending several hours here. Lots to see in the castle, great cafe, small shop, plenty of room and lots of places to sit down and admire the fantastic views.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Amazing, go go go! Wonderfully set, staff were amazing and the tour was out of this world. We got to see parts of the castle the public don't usually see and even got a tour on the roof. Fantastic day out!

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Belfast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. Loads of info, great storytellers and lovely coffee shop. There is lots of see and learn about so leave enough time to make the most of your visit.

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