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Eilean Donan Castle

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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
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All reviews eilean donan gift shop the kitchen car park beautiful location isle of skye well worth the visit entrance fee take photos interesting history rooms photographed scotland cafe interior highlander visitors
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not normally a fan of restored Castles but in this case I think it is beneficial. The Castle itself is not particularly extensive so if it had been left as a ruin there would not have been much of interest to see. The restoration...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrayMan71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the castle in autumn and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the renovations around the castle. Very interesting to see how the family would have lived in past times, my favourite part was the kitchen re-creation. Probably not suitable for those with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank salporritt
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we continued our adventure through the Highlands, at this point we were in a race with the sun to the Eilean Donan Castle. 20 minutes before the sunset we made it. There it was, a lone castle connected with the main land only with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TheBeautifulBritain
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the MacRae's family castle from way back and still owned today by the family. We went early so no lines or crowds. Stunning outside and beautiful inside. Well kept up with much to see inside and informative docents.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sm00thtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part is it is open in the winter beautiful and you can tour the inside as well as the outside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Becki S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eilean Donan was one of the first castles we put on our list to visit and out of the 22 we saw in Scotland, it is definitely in our top 5. It's such an iconic place! The bridge across is beautiful and the castle itself...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely informative staff. This place was great fun, even though it was wet and windy. It is incredibly picturesque and the castle is well maintained. Would definitely recommend a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BethanORourke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want to see a real life castle with all the trimmings. Here you are. This old masterpiece is a perfect example of what everyone would call a real castle. The castle was founded in the 13th century and was the stronghold of the Mackenzie...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here in November and enjoyed a beautiful day walking the grounds. It's nice that you can explore the castle on your own with employees spaced in different rooms in case you might have questions. We enjoyed the Kitchen which even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ranger145
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this castle yesterday with family and friends. It is spectacular and the history that comes with it is rich. The view from it across the Loch makes for good photos, the interior has been sympathetically restored and atmospheric. There is a section where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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4 October 2018|
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Response from stopper1953 | Reviewed this property |
There are now lockers at the Castle for bags etc. re getting from train there are buses that bypass cast both ways, better to book in advance
Aishwarya V
12 September 2018|
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Response from BabiDutta | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a storage facility to keep your bags. You can also keep them in Car.
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22 July 2018|
Response from cg0g | Reviewed this property |
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