Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

An icon of the western Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle rests on a tidal island in Loch Duich. Before walking over the footbridge to tour the castle ruins, take a stroll to the south for a stunning view of the ruins with the loch beneath and the sky in the background. The restored castle has a keep deep within its walls that is open to the public along with the rest of the grounds. In 2001, the island had a population of one; since 2011, there are no permanent residents living there, so it is exclusively a tourist site. Find out how to plan Kyle of Lochalsh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Great castle. Very interesting place with nice touches of personal insight. Incredible views across Loch Alsh. Great coffee shop with home made cakes - worth a visit to the coffee shop itself (you don...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Great trip to my favourite Castle since watching highlander. Family ticket £20. Lots to see sroundcthe castle. Fantastic views across the loch. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    The beauty of this castle is incomparable with those of Scotland (and I've seen a lot), is reflected on a lake surrounded by mountains and has a unique charm. The only problem is that it is "fake", rebuilt from the ruins of the true ancient castle in the 1920s. Does not detract from the beauty of the final, but we must be aware that it is something new and not as a historian, as a beautiful film set. Beautiful interiors by the owners of the Castle, the ticket price a little expensive. 3 and a half is the real assessment, half a point more for having kidnapped with his charm.
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  • Said to be the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan castle is a beautiful albeit desolate building that sits at the junction of three sea lochs that perhaps made it so important at the turn of the century. Also, it's on the main tourist route to Skye. Today, it's used as a backdrop in several movies and advertisements that serve to further enhance its appeal. As can be expected, there are toilets and a large parking spot. A must visit.
  • Admittedly, I arrived too late to go in, so this only refers to the views. And those are spectacular! If all the tourists were gone it would be so easy to imagine being in Highlander I. If you pass by, definitely worth a stop.
  • Very interesting castle, but a poor reproduction. There's stucco on the inner walls and along the back, which should at the very least be covered with stone. Great views though.
  • Truly a cant miss if you're heading through the highlands. The most photographed castle in the Country, and no wonder at all. Stunning walk across the bridge to the castle itself, and a very warm and knowledgeable staff. Fair price and well worth it, I would recommend to anyone.
  • My wife and I quite enjoyed it. Our baby didn't but what does she know... It's a very well restored castle.

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