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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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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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The castle is amazing, and it's definitely worth visiting the interior as well, the hall is stunning :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Maleny, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a genuine old castle to visit this isn't it. This castle was rebuilt from ruins in the early 1900's and whilst it is situated in a very scenic location and has a good display of rooms as they would have been in times past, other castles such as Dunrobin are much more interesting.

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The castle is amazing, and it's definitely worth visiting the interior as well, the hall is stunning :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To be honest I haven't seen much castles, but this castle sure is stunning. The backdrop is amazing!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The outside of this castle is stunning and easily recognisable. I was traveling with my Mum who had seen this castle years ago and had never been in. However, after walking round the inside, the magic of this place disappeared somewhat. It seems very false inside, made up to look as if the family still live there - with family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was a great place to visit, the outside is just stunning but the inside is ok, its worth the drive because along the way you can see incredible landmarks, mountains with snow on top and great places to sit, relax and have a coffee.

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Landshut, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

.. id go back there any time :) we loved the drive there - amazing scenery. And wandering around outside and inside the castle was really nice as well :) It ususally gets pretty packed in high season so definitely try to visit in low season.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This definitely a must see on your way to or from Skye! The majestic setting where three Lochs come together will help you to understand the importance of this castle throughout Scottish history. Be sure to take the time to speak to the very friendly staff/guides located throughout the castle to hear great stories of the family and castle. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We actually visited Eileen Donan Castle twice on our 2 week road trip in Scotland. One reason is because it is such a neat castle, and another reason is because the castle was having a Facebook Selfie contest and my daughter had some more ideas of selfies to try out! I will post them also! They say this is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Despite the weather this was worth the visit. The only downside was there were a lot of steps, some narrow so if you were disabled you weren't able to climb up to the bedrooms which was's shame.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was worth the wait. Amazing castle and very helpful staff. Very clean and extremely well kept. Quite a lot of people came to see it but it never seemed over crowded. The views around the castle are just amazing.

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