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Eilean Donan Castle

Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from Inverness
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$301.61*
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Glasgow
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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (150 reviews)
“the kitchen” (90 reviews)
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this castle after seeing pictures of it. The inside is just and beautiful as the outside. Ancestors have fully restore this home in the early 20th century. Beautiful inside and out.

Thank Chrisyberg
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Reviewed yesterday

Busy as expected with tourists but didn't affect our visit. Lovely setting/location and a hit with photographers amateur or otherwise! No problem parking even though it was busy. Gift shop and café were pretty standard and expensive. Didn't get our bags searched although website states...More

Thank SandraBisset
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle itself got very crowded but the talks from the guides were very good. We saw all that we wanted and I do not think we missed anything. The WW1 room and display ws very poignant.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yeah yeah... but if you go this way, you have to visit here, don't you? OK, it's a relatively mdern rebuild, but that's still part of its history and they don't hide that - you deal with that or you don't. What you do get...More

Thank Moses L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Prepare to be overrun by tourists if you visit here during peak season (June-August). It is a beautifully restored castle, conveniently on your way to or from the Isle of Skye. If you don't mind crowds, visit any time, however if you'd like a better...More

Thank emcii
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle is wonderful to look at from the outside but once inside it was so crowded it was impossible to see the contents within. I spent most of my time shuffling round people to look at different things and having to wait to go...More

Thank Frances H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning scenery and a must if your up the highlands heading to Skye. And nearby Dornie is worth a visit as well especially the local baker.

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Most crowded castle I encountered. The setting is beautiful. Although it's not authentic, the castle is worth visiting. Large cafe and shop on the premises.

Thank Deb P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with our tour group and despite the inclement weather the place was packed. Great photo opportunities of the outside of the castle but no photo taking allowed inside the castle. The tour guides were very good - particularly the one in the great...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First off, I had hurt my back so I realized very quickly I wasn't going to be able to go through the castle interior, which was quite a shame. Instead I walked from the surprisingly close parking to the visitator center and cafe. The gift...More

Thank kristinvic2ria
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carolinatebe
April 5, 2018|
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March 24, 2018|
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Response from marilynw888 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a good half hour drive from the station in Kyle of Lochalsh. The best I can suggest is that you speak to one of the local private hire firms who run a taxi service and check out how much it might cost you. You... More
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Andy M
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