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Eilean Donan Castle

Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
01599/555202
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland . The reason for that is simple - it looks stunning at almost any time of... more »
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Castlemaine, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Eilean Donan castle makes a great backdrop. Food was reasonably good for lunch. Local strawberry ice cream finished the meal off well.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

surprised after the journey along a seemingly traffic free road by the Loch to find the car park so full! The views on the journey were absolutely stunning. We didn't go into the castle as a disabled badge holder we had been warned about the steps. A local friend told us lots of history and all about the TV progs... More

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Sydney
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We drove over 2 hours from Dornoch to see this wonderful castle and were so glad we did. After seeing many photos of this castle back home we decided to do the drive and visit. We drove through some of the most beautiful parts of the highlands along the way, rounding a corner and seeing our first vision of this... More

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west midlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning view as you drive up to the castle. Plenty of parking. Nice café and gift shop. Castle of good and very interesting and a reasonable admission prices.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful castle, full of interesting history (recent and not so). The hi-tech, yet simple and very effective presentation of the history of the castle was first class. If you fancy exploring the castle itself be aware of the many steps.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and romantic castle. Stunning setting. Exhibits give the history of the castle including its destruction by the English and subsequent rebuilding. A must visit if you are in the north east of Scotland or if you are a fan of the films Highlander or The World Is Not Enough.

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A superb tour round a well maintained castle. The tour is informative and accessible to all ages. I liked the tour guides dressed in national dress and the informative films and display. It is cheap for what you get as an experience - an excellent day out despite the rain!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting and impressive to learn how it was rebuilt from ruins and used as a holiday home in the 1930s. A good piece of advice - get there early if you can. Preferably as soon as it opens and avoid the endless coachloads of tourists. You get to see a lot more then!

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Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The castle has an great location and is very, very picturesque. The unique aspect is that much of the castle has been restored and so it is not only a ruins with great natural beauty. Our kids loved seeing what the castle might have looked like back in its day (FYI - restored to 19th century not medieval). Lots of... More

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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We visited this castle 3 times in our visit to Kyle area. It is stunning and a photographers dream, we went in the daylight and also at night in the dark. Wow. It was well worth getting eaten alive by the famous midge to capture some great shots.

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