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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
+44 1599 555202
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All reviews eilean donan gift shop the kitchen car park isle of skye beautiful location well worth the visit entry fee take photos interesting history the main road rooms photographed scotland cafe interior highlander
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

While there was a defensive castle here from the 12th/13th century, the current building was built - along with a new bridge connecting it - in the earlieth 20th century to the designs of the previous building which was destroyed in the 18th century. Instantly...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited on the way back from Skye to Glenelg, well worth the visit. Luckily the weather was nice and made for some good pictures. The castle is really interesting showing its history, including when it was in ruins and then when restored. There are loads...More

Thank goafishing
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Good value for money. Free parking. Lots to see. We really enjoyed our visit and felt we had the chance to explore the castle. We went back and took a picture in the evening.

Thank scaryDerbyshire
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The castle from the outside I believe it one of the most picturesque in this part of Scotland. No matter what the weather the castle always seems to regal and beautiful out on the water. Personally i didn’t enjoy the inside. The castle Itself is...More

Thank KathyK1970
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Well worth seeing. You may recognize it because its the one used in The Highlander and its I believe the most photographed castle . breathtaking would love to come back and photograph it at sunrise or sunset

Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Very cute castle. I’m a big fan or romantic comedies and this is where they filmed Made of Honor so it was really cool to see it in person! People are friendly and castle has lots of historic value.

Thank Stella P
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on a day not too good for weather- and struggle to say just why this is a popular photographic destination. But it has atmosphere and a very individualistic feel. The profile of the building, the setting in the landscape and the approach over the...More

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Eilean Donan is one of the most famous castles in Scotland and if you're visiting in August make sure to get there when it opens as it is popular with large tour buses. The overall castle tour was better arranged than in other places we...More

Thank AnaPtx
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The Castle is gorgeous and the tour very informative. There is also a lovely cafe to enjoy a snack. A must see for everyone.

Thank MJnTennessee
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We came through on a terrible day yet the beauty of this unique building not lost. In fact it made the whole experience more memorable. On a wet day the gift shop was over crowded so expect to be hassled and expect to wait. We...More

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4 October 2018|
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Response from marilynw888 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, When I was last there I never saw any cabs sitting outside the Castle. If you plan to visit it from Kyle I would suggest that you speak to one of the cab companies in Kyle and find out how much it would cost to take... More
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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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Response from cg0g | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we travelled with Brian from skye magical tours. It was fantastic. Have a look at his Website skyemagicaltours.