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Eilean Donan Castle

Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from Inverness
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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of my favorite castles to visit. The castle itself is so interesting, the staff friendly and the views incredible.

Thank EDanella
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this lovely castle on the way back from a trip to Skye. Surroundings are lovely and the castle was great, we kept in mind that the castle had been repaired, renovated and patched up over the years, we didn't mind, we were still...More

Thank JamesandVictoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

スカイ島に向かう道の途中にあります。 この辺りは天候の変化が激しくて、雨が降ったりやんだりの中でした。 結構混んでいました。 途中にリュックは持ち込み禁止と看板が出ていたのですが、登山用のバックパックかなと思っていたら(リュックの人も結構入場していたので)、チケットチェックのおばさんに止められました。 何を基準にどの人を止めているかはよくわかりません、入場後リュックの人も結構いたので。 the lady stops people with daypacks with no criteria. she just occasionally stops people and won't let them in with their bags. makes the visit half fun...

Thank aykw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find Eilean Donan castle more impressive from the outside than in. There is a fee to tour the castle and it's quite simple inside as it has been reconstructed almost completely from its original form. Several portions of the castle are not accessible to...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really stunning castle from the outside that you can't miss if you're in the area. Beautiful location for photos. However, the inside was a bit of a let-down and it was super crowded with oblivious tour groups when we were there which was very frustrating....More

Thank swisty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eilean donan is really an amazing castle sitting on the loch,walking over the stone bridge to enter is so nice,had a walk around outside read the memorial to the man who lost there life's for our country,inside was a good layout,I really liked the kitchen,had...More

Thank Sandra s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The interior of the castle is not special nice but the caste is in unbeliveble place. It’s the great place to take photos

Thank Željka Š
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You often wonder if it worth paying the money to go see a castle such as this, I cannot stress enough what a great castle this is. Take your time to listen to the guards, in the rooms, they have great stories and lots of...More

Thank Ida B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I am with a tour group of 40+ people and how many castles do you really need to see in Scotland. But then, our coach driver drove past this castle and we all sighed. Wait for it...the best part was he pulled into a...More

Thank vjv2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So the stop at Eilean Donan was a highlight of our trip, primarily because one of our group was a Macrae. Rainy day, but still a great stop as we toured the castle and did some shopping.

Thank aprillyn
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2 October 2017|
Response from GOMS2013 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Citylink bus from Fort William to Portree (on the Isle of Skye). It appears to stop at Dornie which is a short walk to the castle. The bus journey from FW to Dornie takes about 1.1/2hrs. Check Citylink website for... More
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