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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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Central Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Eilean Donan castle has been rebuilt and restored to what it once was like. The history of the castle is very interesting and the staff are eager and happy to tell you the history. The rooms inside are furnished lovely, especially the great dining room. There are photos of the current MacRae clan who own the castle throughout every room,... More

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Athens
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The 'topographical prominence' and the aura are extraordinary. It is among the emblematic memorable location northwest of Inverness. It can be very wet and allows for finest trekking - The jaw-dropping effect back in 1978 has not been overcome

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Nelson, New Zealand
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40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Awesome views and photographic opportunities, which we took, but we decided not to pay the high entry price for something that was absolutely overcrowded with sightseers and not original anyway. Service in the cafe was not great, nor was the coffee. It is better seen from the outside but remember that the pictures we see of this castle have been... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The castle was amazing but it was rebuilt less than 100 years ago as it was blown up a long time ago, It was overpriced, for what is basically a posh house that was a castle. There was interesting parts and some amazing views as it sits on a rock sticking out into the water.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the castle very much. It wasn't as busy as I would have expected which was nice. We got a lot of great pictures and enjoyed speaking with the staff located around the castle!

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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

the Castle is really only a replica. There is a computer programme for those with mobility problems BUT it can only be used in the very noisy cafe when a table (1of only 2) is free, because of electricity socket points. We had to wait (standing) whilst the diners finished. We had lunch in the cafe but after a long... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's busy as you would expect of a tourist attraction, but wow, as soon as you see it it won't matter how many people are there because you'll love it. So atmospheric and interesting. Watch 'highlander' if you want to get in the mood before you go.

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England
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For anyone visiting Scotland this castle is a must see. The outside is stunning, approached from a long pebbled footpath and surrounded by a beautiful Loch. The castle is still a private home so is in beautiful condition. The exhibits are so interesting and extremely well preserved. We spent quite a long time in the Great Hall talking to the... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have driven past this several times and never had the time to visit, so I was delighted our tour included this. The first 2 rooms have guides and they gave insight to the castle and room, then you can wander the rest on your own, the highlights were the kitchen and the walls, I loved the views and the... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Your first sight of the castle takes your breath away. It's beauty imposes on the scenery in a very dramatic way. It is both romantic and awe inspiring at the same time. The ticket office and cafe are run like a well oiled machine and before you know it you are walking across the bridge to enter the castle. The... More

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