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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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Not just another castle- would recommend a visit

this was a quality display. I was thinking how many castles do I really need to see and was half forced in by our tour guide. So glad I visited as an excellent display and one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

this was a quality display. I was thinking how many castles do I really need to see and was half forced in by our tour guide. So glad I visited as an excellent display and one of the few where you can get to the top! Visitors centre also exceptional!!!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

From the car park looking over to the castle the view is just stunning, the backdrop of the hills in the background covered with some snow was amazing. The castle restoration is incredible which was completed in 1932. The décor inside is of the same period which was interesting. The staff were very knowledgeable and extremely friendly, they were very... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The castle is scenic and beautiful. It was rebuilt in the 1930s though and the interior shows life in the 18/1900. Interesting, but not what you expect from the outside. However, the views are stunning and there is a nice coffee shop and big gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

In a land full of castles this is one of the ones to visit. Situated on an island where three lochs join and surrounded by impressive hills it still manages to out-do the scenery. Although partly the result of early 20th century ambition and imagination it retains a lot of it's 1300 year history. It is easy to photograph, fascinating... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Eilean Donan is a great attraction on the West Coast of Scotland. Its a castle that was restored a little under a hundred years ago where visitors can tour the castle and its surrounding island. The castle contains a professional and hi tech small display which is interesting and well produced. The walk around the castle itself is very interesting,... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My son and I made our way to this castle from Inverness and the journey itself along the A82 and A87 included some spectacular scenery! However on approaching the castle you can already sense how awesome it appears and the visit you can make round the rooms can be done at your own pace but beware there are many stairs,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

While I wouldn't tell anyone to drive through the highlands just to see this castle it is a great place to stop enroute. The facilities offer clean bathrooms and the exhibitions are up to date. A member of the family who own the castle was even there to answer questions. Traveling with small children? Strollers not recommended... Uneven walkways and... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a very pleasant morning at Eilean Donan castle. Tickets were very reasonabley priced in comparison to other similar attractions. The staff at the castle were very helpful and informative. The castle itself is quite small, but very interesting - there was some restoration work going on so there were some restrictions on access. We got there quite early... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

While this castle is way out there in West Highlands of Scotland, it is worth a visit. If you are going out to Skye, then this is on the way. However, it is only about an hour drive to south Loch Ness and Fort Augustus. Even more, it is about 90 minutes from Fort William. For a family of four,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great location, stunning scenery, staff were really informative about the castle and it's history. Went towards the end of the day so the sun was starting to go down and it was beautiful.

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