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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
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I am big fan of Scotland history and Eilan Donan Castle is a proper witness of it. It looks very nice and romantic and it is on a great spot with splendid view on the loch but I think thats all. This medieval castle has too modern equipment and furniture (from 19th century I suppose) and there are too many... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Everytime we go to Kintail my son asks 'can we go to Eilean Donan?'. He, like us, loves it. This year when we arrived we noticed some new hitech exhibits as you enter the castle, I like them but my 7 year old said he much preferred the old display! The castle is fantastic, beautifully cared for with so many... More

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The castle was wonderful to look at from afar, however inside is mostly family pictures of present owners. Disappointed

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped here with a coach party. We were told lots of interesting facts about it being the most photographed castle in Scotland, and that James Bond once drove his car over the bridge! It was beautiful from the outside, and many of our party enjoyed a relaxing stop in the cafe. We paid the extra £6.50 to go into the... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Its the most beautiful castle I've ever seen..I would certainly recommend it to folk who visit Kyle of Lochalsh..

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Brampton, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Very nice castle ,tour guide excellent looks even better at night all lit up ,in very good condition ,the views are wonderful and we picked up some good pictures from there of the castle

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way south after leaving the Isle of Skye. It was just a short drive once over the Skye bridge. Someone had told us this castle was a must-see and we were glad we did. Felt like stepping back in time. It is amazingly restored, well-kept and beautifully situtated on one of the lochs. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The setting for this Castle is gorgeous, and you must take advantage of this with your camera. Beware about the hours though-the books say it closes at 6:00 pm, but they will often close at 5:00 as they have weddings there in the evenings on the weekends. It is very well maintained, and only a few rooms to go through,... More

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The staff here is as good as the amazing sites. Situated on a beautiful loch, the grounds elevate the experience greatly. The castle itself is packed with history with many interesting rooms. Guides are placed throughout to truly enhance your visit. This site gives the visitor a realistic look at life in a castle during the time periods it was... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived quite late in the afternoon, but we had time to enjoy the castle and have a good look around. As we were leaving we met Richard, who had a great sense of humour - he took photos of us, and even brought out a very special sword when I mentioned I was from the Macleod line. He truly... More

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