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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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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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Looks older than it is.

The castle looks like something built by Walt Disney so naturally I had to go visit! In actual fact it was rebuilt from ruins in the 20th century, by a wealthy heiress. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kilmeny P
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle looks like something built by Walt Disney so naturally I had to go visit! In actual fact it was rebuilt from ruins in the 20th century, by a wealthy heiress. The entry price of 7 pounds was very reasonable and we had a guide who was very 'Scottish' which adds a lot to the experience. I learn so... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my second time at Eilean Donan, the first time I visited it was under construction and we didn't visit, just looked. This time however, it was open and ready for visitors. It's a lovely castle to view and take pictures. The inside is restored but on a more modern bent. Overall, it's a cool castle and you can... More 

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Port Clinton
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An absolute must see adventure. I can see why it's one of the most photographed castles in the world. It will give you goosebumps!

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Highlander movie. (The first one, off course). It all has began here, at this castle. So, this is must for everybody like me, loving this movie, the images from Scotland there and all other romantic souls. Going there from Loch Ness was also very nice!

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle which was a summer home through the 1940s has been restored and is currently maintained with funds received from rental for use in the film industry. Too bad more of these historical locations could not be the beneficiaries of such funds. The exhibits documenting the early use of the property as well as the reconstruction of its latest... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a guided tour for lunch and views of the castle. The sights and panorama here are top notch. I'm not sure you wouldn't get a stunning picture any time of day. Entry fees are not expensive, but there's not much to see. Once again, they don't want you taking pictures inside the castle, which makes no... More 

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cherry hill, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One picture is all it takes to capture the imagination, but what makes it truly worthwhile is the castle's story as told in the first room. This is a place to take your time, look at everything, ask questions, and follow every stairway and path. It was fun and a misty day makes it all the more evocative.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful castle, beautiful setting, Never disappoints no matter what time of year. I have visited this castle many, many times and will be back again in the future. It's stunning and full of history. Lovely shop and café on site too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most photographed castle in Scotland surely deserves a visit, no ? Well, I found the guides not as informative as I had hoped. Their speeches were full of clichés and silly asides. So much more information could have been given. Enjoyed my wonder through the rooms without guides much more than the ones with.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Scotland with two friends over the summer and we stopped at the castle on our way to Skye. It was my first time here since 2005 and I was looking forward to seeing round the castle for the fiirst time. We found a tour guide outside having a ciggy and that set the scene for the vist.... More 

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