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Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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. Our Kyle of Lochalsh travel itinerary maker makes visiting Eilean Donan Castle and other Kyle of Lochalsh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the most romantic castles I have ever visited. Unfortunately you cannot take pictures inside of the castle but you can get a picture book from the gift shop 
  • Beautiful scenery. The castle interiors are mildly interesting but the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. 
  • I've been to many castles throughout Europe and this one is by far my favorite. The outside is picturesque so if you aren't interested in paying to go inside, just stopping for a picture would be wort...  read more »
  • Very photogenic and gorgeous exterior of the castle. It has been well cared for. The tour inside was moderate. Could have been more informative about the history and less about the current owners but still enjoyed immensely touring this gorgeous castle with wonderful views over the Loch.
  • We ended up here because I wanted to go see the castle from "Highlander". So glad we did. The weather was perfect for the setting, cloudy but warm, drizzling on and off. It made the every sight pop with idyllic Scottish imagery. True 360 degree beauty. The castle appeared stuck in time. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable, enthralling us with stories and history. The site is privately owned but both the price and crowds were negligible. It felt like there was next to nothing off limits to the public. We stayed for hours and would recommend this stop whole heartedly.
  • The place where this castle was built is simply amusing.. It seems a fairytale castle. Inside it is well kept and there are very interesting historical pieces and reconstructions of the 30's life in the castle. I loved it
  • We enjoyed our brief stop. Our visit was only to take photos of the exterior but we were happy that we were able to cross the bridge and walk around the outside of the castle too. Very picturesque!
  • Beware! Farting French tourists swagger about the courtyard like ghouls. Newly unloaded off of crypt size wagons filled with rolls of meat and cheese. You must slay them with ministerial laughter... slightly out of their ear shot.
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