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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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Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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abudhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very well preserved.. and well maintained. The reconstruction of the old day kitchen in the castle is superb.The surrounding areas of the castle is so beautiful and scenic like we would feel it is another world..worth visiting..

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Edinburgh
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Like one of the other reviewers we last visited about 15 years ago and it was a bit of a sad trip, as there was little to see, but coming back with our kids and the changes are wonderful, special mention for the guide Richard and his fantastic story telling. I also felt it was very reasonable, £16 for a... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful castle, just what you read about in fairy tales. When we arrived we were met by a guide in full Scottish dress, who certainly knew all the history and facts about the castle. Whilst my husband enjoyed viewing all the clan artefacts, especially the Black Watch, I was intrigued by the kitchens downstairs. Such an idyllic situation,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We last came to Eilean Donan about 12 years ago and were able to see 2/3 rooms. What a change in that time. Many more rooms now available to enter all with furniture in situ. Lots of information around to give one feel for the place and friendly guides in every room. We paid £5.50 (SS rate) for entry and... More

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Kansas CIty, MO
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We visited 22 castles on our tour of Scotland, but this one was my favorite. Part furnished castle and part scenic landmark,you will fall in love with this picturesque place. The walkway to the castle screaqms to be photographed and is so romantc. We stopped to take pics on the way into Skye at twilight and on the way out... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I've been wanting to visit Eilean Donan for many years and finally got to as part of a birthday celebration. It's fair to say that it is iconic; the approach to it is just great and perhaps it was the autumn weather and colours that helped frame it, but the place is just magical! As our first guide said so... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

we visited this castle last week,it was truly amazing!The drive from Fort William is very scenic too we were surprised when we went inside and it was not overpriced to go in.Lots of history and explained well throughout the different rooms.it also stands in a beautiful setting too.Dont go to this part of Scotland without a visit here!!

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Burgess Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Eilean Donan Castle is supposedly the most photographed in Scotland and you can see why. On the loch shores, it is stunning. It has been kept in excellent condition and is very interesting inside. Nice cafe and shop, definitely worth a stop.

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Reasonable price to enter the castle - £5.50 for students and £6.50 for adults. Worth every penny! stunning views all around, interesting pieces within the castle and a concise history of the castle and the local area to read about too. very interesting trip out, took around an hour to wander the castle, reading the info and looking at the... More

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