As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.
Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.
Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.
Today, you can explore nearly every part of the castle, and enjoy a journey through the history of the area.
The Castle now has its own visitor centre, which includes the Ticket Office, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop and toilets.
Ample Car parking is available at no charge, and we also welcome large parties and groups
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pajaran (51250) 2014-06-06 22:26
Interesantan tekst o starom dvorcu sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto sa mostom i dvorcem.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the old castle with a history and description, a nice view and a moment ...
Good work and composition, nice place shown and architecture, beautiful colors.
Nice place with a bridge and a castle.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jadesgran (5282) 2014-06-06 22:55
This is a beautiful part of the world and you have projected it excellently.
I like the way my eye is led into the picture with the brown water`s edge lines up to the old castle and on into the distant mountains.
Giustiniani (3340) 2014-06-07 2:29
un site magnifique avec du caractère et la photo est superbement réalisée. Les couleurs, les reflets sur l'eau et la lumière sont superbes. Une excellente capture. Bravo!
trevormoffiet (3110) 2014-06-07 2:44
You have done this scene justice with your excellent image. It is a place that I would love to visit one day.
annjackman (19231) 2014-06-07 3:18
This is an iconic Scottish scene. I love the way that you have taken this with the curves of the landscape framing the castle. Gorgeous colours and some misty effect of the cloud in the BG.
timecapturer (48012) 2014-06-07 3:26
a classic shot of what is a classic Scottish castle. This place is photographed continuously but not everybody comes away with a beautiful capture like this. The colours, light and detailing here are superb and the result just captivating. Well done!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
fritzi007 (4531) 2014-06-11 13:28
leider verstehe ich deine Sprache nicht, bitte nimm den Bing Übersetzer;
- Copyright: Lefteris Petroutsos (Lefteris13) (300)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-05
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikkon D90, AF-S DX 18-200/3.5-5.6G ED VR II, 72 mm Circular Polariser HOYA
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-06 22:16