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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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We had a meeting at the castle as our 2 friends are getting married there this year in August. Eilean Donan is the most beautiful castle in the most romantic setting with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a meeting at the castle as our 2 friends are getting married there this year in August. Eilean Donan is the most beautiful castle in the most romantic setting with stunning views I can't wait to attend the wedding. The drive up from Inverness holds some of the most stunning scenery I've ever seen. Inside the castle is... More 

Thank moira d
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This classic castle seen in the tourist brochures looks just like the pics. The setting is lovely, easily accessible from the highway, surrounded by stereotypical Scottish scenery. Unfortunately we arrived to late in the day to do a full tour of the castle, just the stop to view the castle and its seashore setting was worth the time. Talked to... More 

Thank KansasScout
Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A big tourist attraction and will not disappoint, I have passed here on many occasions and when we have the time we stop off to appreciate the view. Its just off the road so you can't miss it, stunning.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can find this castle towards the end of your scenic drive past Loch Ness. This castle looks like something you would see in a movie. Great for photo taking. You can take a tour inside which you have to pay for which you opted not to do and instead enjoy the beauty from the outside. Worth a stop.

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is in a fantastic site overlooking the loch. This castle has been used in a few TV and film spots due to its location. Inside Is a fully functioning building with a lot of rooms to explore and information to read. My family and I are more into visiting ruins that allow your imagination to run riot but... More 

Thank Greig R
Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to the family castle by car with 2 wonderful friends. My husband joined me as I returned to my McRae roots.... it was likeI was welcomed by the land. Naturally I did ceremony - in a light rain, near the Castle - to establish my feelings of connectivity and belonging. We visited the castle inside and out -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped over during the golden hour before sunset while on our way to the Isle of Skye to take photos of Eilean Donan. It is such a photogenic place. I nearly spent 45 minutes taking photos and we didn't even go inside. Will definitely try to go inside another time we are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The postcard-perfect setting, multi-media show about the castle's history but especially the furnishings of the castle, that gives the impression the family has just left for a quick holiday, make this a must-stop point of any Scotland traveller.

1 Thank Marieluise_Maiwald
Banff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely day - great setting - very busy - bus tours /cars - limited parking - lovely views of the castle, the loch and the surrounding hills - nice walk to the castle and good that you could walk around the castle at loch side level and you had access to large parts of the castle internally as well. There... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to see Eilean Donan and we still haven't been inside! Even when the Castle is closed you can wander across the bridge and take photos around the Castle. There are lovely views from all aspects and it's well worth a visit - even if you can't get it. Third time lucky I hope.

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