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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The tour costs about the same as everything else in Scotland. About £7. We didn't do it, we just stopped to take some pictures and walk around the castle. Some of the best pictures you will get in the Highlands.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very interesting guide knew loads o stuff and no just about castle. Very informative about scottish affairs and regiments of scotland.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been here many times I first seen a picture of Eilean Donan on the Internet and just had to visit. The road round to the castle gives a fantastic view of the castle and its surroundings. Well worth the trip when visiting the highlands and go back every time I'm there. Well worth the money.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped here on the way to the Isle of Skye. There is a big parking lot and a tourist center with a café. We did not go in the castle, but took plenty of great pictures from different angles along the shoreline. We brought a picnic lunch with us, but there wasn't a nice place to eat. We found... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were very lucky to stay at a nearby bed and breakfast and got to see this beautiful castle in both daylight and lit up at night. It really is in a beautiful setting and is very interesting to visit. With the ever changing light and weather in Scotland, it looks like it is suspended on the loch. Lovely restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Ok so theres a reason this is the most photographed castle. From the outside its stunning. However having travelled a long way we decided to go in. Widh i hadnt bothered. The majority was 20th century fixtures and fittings and not what youd expect from visiting a castle. Defo a must visit in the highlands but dont go in.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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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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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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