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Eilean Donan Castle

Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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Reviewed yesterday

This stop on the road trip was a must see. The setting is stunning and the castle interiors are truly representative of life in earlier times. A bagpiper playing at the waters edge was a fitting touch.

Thank rodgersjab
Reviewed yesterday

We drove from Fort William while on a week's holiday to see this iconic castle. We weren't disappointed. It is in such a scenic setting. We enjoyed a hot drink & cake in the lovely cafe on arrival, waited for the heavy rain to pass...More

Thank dandb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An hours drive from Lochness cruise. Adult £7.50 entry. £6.50 for seniors. Open from 0930 to 1700. Seen in films like "Maid of Honour" and "The World is not Enough". Cafe and Gift shop included.

Thank maestr02
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great stop in a beautiful location. Easy to get to, loads of history and not only is it the most photographed castle in Scotland but we found out it was also in a James Bond movie! As an added bonus you can...More

Thank Rkolb26
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful castle. It was such a lovely day when we were there, so we were able to get some really great pictures. It was kind of late so we didn't get to go inside, but we were able to walk the...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite looking medieval this current building was only completed in 1932 after a twenty year restoration project. The outside is very nice with an arched bridge but you cannot even go onto the bridge to take photographs without paying the full admission to the castle....More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a side trip for us and I am glad we took the time to stop in. I have seen photos of, and read of this site for some time. It came as a bit of a surprise to hear that, although there has...More

Thank Kermit403
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I got married here on the 4th March 2017. We had not been to the castle before but I saw photographs of it online and thought it looked stunning. The first time I saw it was the day before the wedding and...More

Thank Rita K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the castle on our way back from Skye and all I can say is breathtaking! ! It's one of the most picturesque castles we saw. We were surprised to find that it as been restored to a family home and the guides were...More

Thank SueBow2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

For Game of Thrones fans, this is the Frey's Castle, and the arched bridge is the one that Robert Stark marched across. Aside from that, it's a great old castle that looks good from all directions, reflecting in the water.

Thank Salty2010
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Katie C
18 April 2017|
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Response from Grim72 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest Katie - the best photos of the castle are taken from outside of the grounds - ie the car park and surrounding shoreline. You will get some stunning shots. I don't think there are any car park barriers after... More
11 February 2017|
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Response from HighlandTog | Property representative |
Although we don't have a huge amount of space, yes we will store your luggage while you're visiting the castle.
2 November 2016|
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Response from Stephen H |
The castle is on the main road to Skye. Even if there is snow, the road itself will be cleared and passable throughout the winter season.