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Eilean Donan Castle

Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
01599/555202
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bonnybridge, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved this place, and what a vision, especially in the evening when it is lit up. If you are in the area, it is a just to visit and photograph.

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Wigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see where Highlander scenes were filmed during our recent trip to the Highlands.We were not disappointed. Eilean Donan is a magical place set beside the Loch. It is well worth a visit and take your camera, you can get some wonderful shots. Ample free parking and a visitor centre and shop with bathroom facilities. You can also... More

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Dallas, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Eilean Donan is one of the top castles in Scotland, so it's definitely worth a visit. We were en route from Inverness to Skye, which made it easy to see Eilean Donan since it's right on the way. The castle is beautiful and romantic, with gorgeous views inside and out. They don't allow pictures or video inside, but you can... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to all the castle in Scotland and eilean donan castle is far the best. The view outside is excellent. The inside is stunning. The staff are really helpful. The staff member who stared in highlander was so nice to our child. The hole experience will stay with us for ever. The cafe food is great. The gift... More

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usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A picturesque view of the castle is especially appreciated at night with the spectacular lighting of the exterior. With the tide in, you get the full "moat effect" and reflection of the castle off the water. Just amazing!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place. We arrived to be greeted by very helpful jolly staff. The cost to gain entry for a family ticket was very very reasonable under £20.00 the staff in the castle were very knowledgeable and answered our questions well The cafe again we found very warm friendly and again reasonably priced. We will indeed recommend this site... More

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Townsville, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We did the hour detour from our set driving route just to see this castle & it was worth it. A short narration at the entry point gives you a rundown on its history & then you can wander through this beautifully restored castle. I understand why you can't take pictures inside the rooms but still it would be nice... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The castle and surroundings are spectacular, well worth a visit. The visitor centre café is not. We were the only 4 in the place and waited 10 minutes while the staff chatted amongst themselves for a coffee that was barely tepid. Poor service and very expensive for little value

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The castle appeared out of misty rain and low cloud, very atmospheric. I was impressed with the modern presentation of the history and the exhibits showing life as it was. The assistants were very knowledgeable and pleasant. I've seen many castles on this trip, from a few remaining stones, half ruins, to restored castles and this cadtle was a highlight,... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

While recently on Holiday in Scotland, travelled close to Isle of Skye on the West Coast and we had a day at Eilean Donnan Castle, close to Dornie Village. During drive to this place and once in sight of the Castle it is breathtakingly beautiful, fantastic scenery, i loved it. An absolute must for people to see and great photographic... More

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