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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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Beautiful castle view

This was a beautiful castle in a beautiful setting. Very nice and picturesque. Very popular and crowded but worth the stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful castle in a beautiful setting. Very nice and picturesque. Very popular and crowded but worth the stop.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visited the castle whilst on holiday in the highlands. The view of the castle is very scenic,three lochs converge here and you can see the Isle of Skye in the horizon. I can see the reason why this castle is the most photographed castles in Scotland. You can visit the rooms inside the castle,the view from the top of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Eilain Donan Castle is far and away the most romantic looking building we saw on our tour of Scotland. I was disappointed that the weather was so cloudy-dark the afternoon that we visited because I had hoped to take some highlight photos. The tour was quite interesting, however, not least because we had a very capable guide. I came away... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A lovely attraction and interesting history. If you are anywhere near the Kyle of Lochalsh, you must visit. Excellent facilities, good cafe and shop and well laid out displays in the castle. Negatives? Only one; too many 'Don't touch,' signs that spoil the displays.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle as part of a day trip small coach tour from Inverness & got a small discount as part of a group, £6 pp instead of the usual £7. You need to pay the entrance fee to cross the bridge & look around the castle inside & out, otherwise you can just stick with the gift shop... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely castle to visit. Still alot of things to see in the castle which makes it very interesting. The food was very nice and reasonably priced.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Eilean Donan is not a large castle by Scottish standards but is in a beautiful location. Easy to find and park. There is a significant amount of history but most impressive is the restoration which has been done. Unfortunately we arrived quite late so could visit the castle but not use the restaurant etc. as they seem to close prior... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Its easy finding the castle as its located on the main road. Ample parking. Affordable entrance fee of £7/adult. The bridge leading to the castle provides for a nice photo. There isn't much info panels around but thankfully we bumped into a tour group with a guide. No photo taking is allowed in the castle rooms but the views outside... More 

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The castle and surrounding area is beautiful but don't visit on August Bank holiday Sunday - big mistake. Packed solid, queuing in car park, well organised by stewards luckily but would never go at this time again. The castle is everything that has already been written. You can get an aerial view by exiting the castle to the left and... More 

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Ballyclare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved th castle. The views were fantastic, the restoration was precise and I adored the information, both about the history of the castle, the residents who lived there and the restoration itself. I would highly recommend both the castle and the beautiful drive there and back!

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