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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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The castle is a must see! Very enchanting and informative. Lots of history and items to see in each room of the castle. Take your time and read all of the information to appreciate the history. Wear comfortable shoes, allow 1 to 2 hours and take lots of photos. Go out to the grounds and visit the tower ruins and... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

An extremely enjoyable visit to this chocolate box castle. An audio visual presentation gave the history of the castle before being allowed to visit the displays and various rooms to learn more about the history of the building .

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Such a great story how the whole place was virtually rebuilt from the ground up by the family The castle is great to visit and very I interesting

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Athens, Greece
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We began our route from Inverness through the west Highlands. The colours were so beautiful with the morning rain having them refreshed and cleared. Beautiful little torrents coming down from the surrounding hills and mountains. After almost three hours (stopped for photos along the way) we finally saw Eilean Donan... (funny thing some times that some moments come straight out... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited the castle whilst staying in Dornie and touring the area. Fantastic history and information available at the castle. Stunning, unique views of the area and wow, what a setting. Scotland at its best. Interesting and accessible with good exhibits. The staff are excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly and in Scottish traditional dress. All in all, a "fairy tale" castle in... More

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longford,ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited this castle a few times and it is always worth it. You drive through stunning scenery to reach it (from the south) and it is the gateway to the Isle of Skye. The only drawback are the many coaches so if you can visit off peak you will have a better experience (as mentioned in other reviews).... More

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A MUST go! The castle is well preserved, very beautiful and right on the side of the road on the way to the Isle of Skye. We even got to play with a real claymore inside ^^ Worth a visit! The way it looks inside looks amazing!

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic location for photographs. Well set out arrival area with parking, cafe, shop and toilet facilities. Castle fairly small but not suitable for limited mobility visitors.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Was great to see a castle recreated as it would have been. Lovely to also see the McRae family clearly still run it and are happy to share their family stories with you. Was definitely worth the stop and the visit to Skye definitely made our Scotland trip

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I visited this tourist attraction on Tuesday 19th August with my significant other and we thought by being there early we would beat the rush. Not so. Anyone reading this who is an independent traveller during peak holiday times is advised to make their visit much later in the day, when hopefully the coaches full of tourists will have moved... More

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