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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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Don't miss it. Just gorgeous. Scenic etc. Take the time to do the tour. They have done a good job with a little gift shop, modern restrooms, plenty of room for tourists. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Don't miss it. Just gorgeous. Scenic etc. Take the time to do the tour. They have done a good job with a little gift shop, modern restrooms, plenty of room for tourists. The parking is a little odd with lot, leading to another lot, leading to another lot, but it's ancient who cares?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This castle is beautiful inside and out. There are lots of narrow stairways, so people with limited mobility may find it a bit challenging to get around inside the castle. It is a privately owned castle and the family who owes it left some of its original memorabilia. There are bathrooms throughout the castle and a coffee/gift shop outside the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

this mini castle is a must see when you are in this area (Highlander fans )especially. The whole castle was restored in the early part of the 20th century,there are lots of interesting artifacts on display and if you can get a guided tour it can be very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is wonderfully restored to its medieval character - furnished and with a guide in each room to help both explain and add to the experience. Also - it's a real maze - lots of rooms and lots of stairways.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived just after 9.00am. At this time there was only one coach and a handful of cars on the car park. By the time we left it was very busy with a number of coaches. Arrive first thing or possibly much later in the day. This is truly a beautiful castle and we worth a visit hence its popularity.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a cool castle. Had lots of interesting history to it as well. The guides were informative and helpful with all questions. It was fun touring around the different parts of the castle and seeing a place with so much history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Eilean Donan was beautiful... From the outside. Unfortunately the day we went to visit the Castle it was closed for all the staff were attending the service of a previous employee that had passed. If I ever get the chance to go back, I would love to go again and pay to have an inside tour. But for now the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite castles - yes its been rebuilt but it looks awesome. Very beautiful and picturesque. The interior rooms are just as lovely and informative but sadly you aren't allowed to take photographs which is a shame (especially the balcony which would make for a great photo of your partner). Always wanted to see Eilean Donan Castle after... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not far out of Fort Augustus this is worth a visit. It has been described as Scotland's most romantic castle. The parking is good and the entry fee reasonable. Try and avoid a bus group as this can make the tour very crowded There are ruins to see, but the nicest part is the refurbished rooms with wonderful painting of... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited in July and stayed in the self catering cottage. The accommodation was excellent and included free access to the castle. I have no hesitation in recommending a visit.

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Additional Information about Eilean Donan Castle

Address: Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599/555202
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochalsh  >  Kyle of Lochalsh
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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