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Eilean Donan Castle

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Address: Off A97, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1599 555202
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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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The tour is mediocre but the outside of the castle is great. Beautiful at sunset and at dark. Had a great visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sacramento, California
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The castle is definitely in a beautiful location and has been masterfully rebuilt. If you are passing nearby it is definitely worth a look. Unfortunately the experience provided with it is very poor. The castle is owned and operated privately and is clearly overpriced. You can walk around outside the castle (which is enough) but must pay to go inside.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I honestly wish I had read the "poor" and "terrible" reviews of this place before paying the entry fee. This Castle is privately owned and not part of Scotland's National Trust (I had wondered why it wasn't including in the Explorer Pass). The Castle is fantastic from the outside with very beautiful scenery both at day and dusk, and I... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour is mediocre but the outside of the castle is great. Beautiful at sunset and at dark. Had a great visit.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like a lot of people this castle was on our list of must sees when we were headed out to the Isle of Skye. Lots of other tourists there at the same time as us and they were very busy but it wasn't chaotic at all. The staff is very friendly and informative and they have a great gift shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This castle is privately owned and at the same time open to public, which make it special as the caretaker of this castle make it a living building. If you're travelling to Skye on land this is a castle you shouldn't miss. There is a big parking facility there and I believe many tour would stop by here. The castle... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is a 20th-century creation, built on the ruins of a mediaeval castle, on an island in a loch. Staff friendly, informative. The place is in a very scenic area and the grounds are nice to have a walk around, nearby Lock makes it the beautiful castle I have ever seen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best castles that we've visited. Probably because it was reconstructed, everything is in impeccable state which makes for a really interesting visit. If you are not a history buff, still visit for the scenery though. Gotta be located in the most serene setting. Its strategic location makes for an easy stopover on the way to Skye or... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No pictures inside, by absolutely fabulous. It makes me want to win the lottery and build/ restore a place like this... minus the centuries of history needed to do it right. Would make a great wedding spot if I could find a cute Scots redhead to make that happen...

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early on a very clear fall day. The scenery was gorgeous. Such a beautiful castle, we toured the ouside as well as the inside, where you are not allowed to take any pictures. This castle has been built back up from its poor state of destruction in the early 1900s and is just amazing. I would highly suggest... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this is a tourist spot and if you're in the area it is hard not to stop here. That said, it is extremely picturesque on its small island. Also a reason for being a location for "Highlander" or even James Bond. The island has seen it's fair share of battles and the castle that stood there were demolished in... More 

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