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Eilean Donan Castle

Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
01599/555202
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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Launceston, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I was very excited to visit Eilean Donan Castle and was not disappointed. The location is stunning and we were able to get some amazing sunset and early morning reflection photos of the castle on the high tide. This is a must-see location in the west of Scotland!

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If your going to Scotland this is a must see and now after years it is open to the public and the guided tour is well worth it

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Eilean Donan Castle is beautifully restored, in a remarkable setting, and very knowledgeable docents. Photographers, history buffs, and general tourists can't help but enjoy their time here. I highly recommend this site. (oh, and they have a lovely cafe, too)

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Eilean Donan Castle is located about an hour West of Loch Ness. The Castle itself sits in an island connected to land with a stone bridge. It is a beautiful residence with numerous connections to the Jacobites and the rebellion of 1746. Not only was this castle originally in McKenzie's lands but it was also host of the Spanish troops... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We spent one week at the cottage at Eilean Donan Castle. The accommodation was very comfortable. On our arrival at the cottage, there was a lovely welcome gift basket. The cottage is 2 storey and the views over the loch to the castle were truly amazing from first thing in the morning till late into the night. The staff went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were undecided about visiting this castle because it is so well-known (and the over-hyped sites are often touristy and not worth visiting). We had plenty of other things to do. Our plans got changed a little bit, and we found ourselves with plenty of time in Kyle of Lochalsh, so we took a taxi over to the castle and... More 

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Brierley Hill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went to the Castle while in Scotland and went on the tour, it was very interesting and the gentleman gave my husband extra information when he knew he was a National Trust tour guide. The views of the castle and from the castle are stunning and would recommend anyone to visit this lovely place.

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We spent several hours at this lovely castle-Eilean Donan. We arrived in the afternoon so that we could get some sunset shots of the castle along the waterfront. The sky was cloudy, which gave the castle a brooding look. There is a coffee shop close to the castle and a gift shop; several of us shopped while we were there.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

While it has been significantly rebuilt this castle is magnificent - not only its location out in the loch but in the way the rooms have been furnished to show how life was lived - it is private so not able to use Scottish Heritage explorer pass but well worth paying the entrance fee. If possible time your visit at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Only ever visited the restaurant before never staying long enough to do the Castle Tour. This time made sure of having time by staying in the Cottage associated with the Castle. Our guide was very informative and gave insights into the McCrae Gilstrap family. (Later fund out he was in the film Highlander as an extra). In fact it was... More 

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