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Eilean Donan Castle

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Address: Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01599/555202
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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most...

This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.

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Lovely castle to visit

This castle has been restored and really gives you a feel for what things were like in the past. Lots of artifacts, and people to give you lots of info.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This castle has been restored and really gives you a feel for what things were like in the past. Lots of artifacts, and people to give you lots of info.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle in itself does not offer much but it's beautifully placed. From a little distant point, you can see the whole castle and its image in the loch (as you've seen in any of its images online) that's every photographer's dream, I suppose. Lots of pro and enthusiast photographers (including me) were trying to capture the castle with its... More 

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Thank Dushyant M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I dont know....i just feel like nothing much inside....entrance fee is £6 not much.I dont think it is worth paying but the view is beautiful.If you are on budget,keep it for lunch.I dont know but i am not into it They do kot allow to take photo inside....inside shows just normal bedroom,kitchen,clothes

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Thank Chidchanok S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location in the middle of three lochs. It's a well maintained castle and you can visit inside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an unquestionably stunning castle. However, it's swarmed with tourists and tour buses. If you're okay joining the hoards, then join the fun!

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Thank Mike S
HighlandTog, General Manager at Eilean Donan Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mike. Unfortunately the whole of Scotland is at its' very busiest during July & August. Something we have little control over. To put it into perspective; of our 420,000 annual visitors, 120,000 elect to come in the month of August alone! We would like nothing better than to spread things out more evenly throughout other parts... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see visit as its an amazing castle sitting on the corner of the loch, so much history and an amazing castle to photograph . Make sure you get pictures from the other side of the bridge at the cafe car park as the main car park at the castle is extremely busy. Also make sure to... More 

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Thank Karen H
Banff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first trip with my girlfriend was to here, later when we came came back she said she would like to be married here but we could not afford it. Then on our 25th wedding Anniversary we re took our vows here with friends and family. IF you are getting married in Scotland there can be only one place -... More 

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Thank GogsGraham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit of the castle, but we have to thank Richard, one of the guides in the castle as he made the experience unforgettable for our children. He was friendly, helpful and patient explaining new things to them. He took pictures of us and even gave them a coin as a souvenir of the castle! The place... More 

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Thank Monica D
Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic castle set in a truly scenic area. It reminds you of a fairytale castle in its appearance. The staff are very knowledgable and very friendly.

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Thank Gordon S
Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely stop at this location to take some nice photos of the castle. Also visiting the castle is well worth the money.

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