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Eilean Donan Castle

Address: Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599/555202
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Ripley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have visited this castle many times and whatever the weather it lends itself to some superb photographic opportunities. Also has an excellent coffee shop and gift shop.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A stunning location and warm visit tot his castle. Plenty to do if your into castles and liked roaming around at my own pace (guided tours only in winter months) Good restaurant in high season but shop could have been more based artound the castle and not selling stuff knocked off in China too much!

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A great time with my family enjoying the castle in which I have waited for decades since I first saw it in the movie "Highlander". The drive alone was majistic seeing the Highlands a must if your the adventerious type.

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Madera, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I am told this is the most photographed castle in Scotland. I saw why, it just looms out of the setting. We went in November which is late for a holiday this far north but it was perfect for feeling the place and the lives of the Highlanders. Not the Hollywood version. The Docents are historians and friendly. It is... More 

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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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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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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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