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Eilean Donan Castle
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
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Owner description: This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
Durham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great Place to visit, the tour guide who we had to ourselves knew everything there was to know. The views from the castle are just amazing and inside was fantastic as well. You wouldn't be able to go around the castle if you had any mobility issues but i don't think you can help that one. Good value at £6.00 each.

Visited November 2012
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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“Cracking photo shoots”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Everybody knows this castle one way or another - the history is quite fantastic - and the history of how it was restored - It is a small castle!! i LOVED the kitchen - you could just imagine it way back then!!! It is quite cold and you cant take photos inside...............!!!! ;-) Have a chat with the gateman - a Mr Macrae - of the Farquar Macrae clan!!! very interesting man!!! You can also have you photos taken with the piper before you make your way over!!! .............. and that can be interesting too ...... ;-) Also you can drive up the hill at the back - you can get seriously cracking photos here - just about 360 degrees!! beautiful!!!

Visited December 2011
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“Dreich and disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

The castle is what it is - in the rain it looks a bit grey and unwelcoming, but its location is spectacular and the history is interesting enough.

This is one of the Highlands' iconic attractions, so it was really disappointing to see that it offers no catering at all from November to March. I hope the attractively redeveloped cafe and shop facilities were not recipients of public money. Perhaps not surprisingly, the pricey gift shop manages to remain open to meet your need for 'tat' but if you want a bowl of soup after visiting the castle, the management have decided not to bother.

Fortunately, you will find excellent food and a warm welcome elsewhere - although you may need to know where to look. You will find plenty of shortbread, whisky and the rest too - probably for a good bit less - so I would suggest taking the implied invitation not to linger!

Life carries on through the winter and more visitors should be encouraged to come. This place should be leading the way, but currently it is letting the area down.

Visited November 2012
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“Lovely Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had a brilliant time going round the Castle. Found it very informative and it is set in such a beautiful location.

Visited October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a fabulous place to visit because it's not just a well kept castle, but a brilliant museum that gives a 'feel' for castle life.

Some of the areas open to visitors are still in use by the family that live there, so we were left with a fascinating sense of how it would feel to live in a castle.

The staff in the visitor centre were the most helpful people we've ever encountered at an attraction.

Stunning views.

Well worth a visit!

Visited November 2012
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