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Eilean Donan Castle

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Address: Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599/555202
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most...
This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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Very different castle experience

This is a great visit. The stunning location and recent (80 100 year old) renovation are wonderful and offer ample photo opportunities. The castle is presented very differently to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great visit. The stunning location and recent (80 100 year old) renovation are wonderful and offer ample photo opportunities. The castle is presented very differently to many others we've visited and certainly reflects the family home that it still is. The guides were very knowledgeable although their regular shift rotations gave a sense of being constantly watched.... More 

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Aracaju, SE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful castle locations in Scotland. THe castl itself is relativelly small if compared to Edinburgh or Windsor castles. Yet, it is full of charm and history and the place alone with its bridge and surroundings is a reward for those who enjoy history and nature.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here during a group tour with MacBackpackers. Wow, what great photos. This was an amazing short stop. Don't miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Very cool to see. Mostly reconstructed but was done very faithfully. Really lets you see what castle life was like back in the day.

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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were staying just down the road in Redraig and decided to drop in for a look. The castle is beautiful and well worth the look. There are many rooms to wander through and the price is fair for what you get to see. The guides are brilliant and have lots of information about the place. The family that own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit location, We visited it 3 times during our holiday on the Isle of Skye, once on the way (it was raining hard,so we didn't stay long, lol) Wen't back again one evening while having a day trip to Plockton (another gorgeous place) And again on our way home :-) If you can, try & visit... More 

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We really hadn't put this Castle on our To Do list. But it was suggested by the people running the B&B we were staying at(Shepherds Cottage.) This is a very well kept castle. Wonderful guides and a rich history - lots to see. There are a lot of castles throughout the U.K., but this is definitely one you need to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The setting of Eilean Donan castle is breathtaking and gorgeous. The castle is right on the lake in a beautiful location. Several films were made here. Although there is an admission fee to go on the castle grounds and to visit inside, the view from the parking lot is spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Usually I do not like visiting the castles but this indeed is the best castle visited I have so far.The moment you enter there's a recorded video which is played and that gives you a good overview of the history of the castle. It is a must watch before you proceed with the rest of the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stunning Castle and a great tour. My partner and I enjoyed the whole experience, from taking photos outside to being shown around by the very knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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