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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped by Eilean Donan castle on my way to the Isle of Skye and I'm so glad that I did! I didn't realise that it was £7.50 entrance, however it's not a great deal of money, therefore I was happy to pay it, especially...More

Thank Seanbhoy93
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, when in the Highlands, it would be rude not to visit this castle. Husband was very excited to go the setting of the Highlander, and for some reason I expected an old ruin. What we got was a stunning Castle, beautifully located on the...More

1  Thank roaming13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eileen Donan Castle has been photographed from just about every angle, but she is still one of the most exciting castles in Scotland to spend some time at taking photos. We were fortunate that it was cold and grey which chased away the normal sightseers...More

Thank Joppel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is well restored and is of a very good quality. However it is very overpriced for what you get.

Thank MatthewB-I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gorgeous and impressive castle was damaged in the Jacobite revolution, but was renovated (rather than restored) between 1919 and 1932. Our guide told us that it has the only working portcullis in Scotland, and that it was featured in the James Bond movie The...More

Thank TarHeelLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is on the way to the Isle of Skye. We didn't go in the castle, we just took a few pictures from the parking.

1  Thank Tjasa V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful castle and area. Cafe is nice too! Highly recommend this if you are going to Skye for a wee stop off.

Thank zebz10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see a Scottish castle, visit Eilean Donan. This place is so Scottish--from the dark stones to the kilted highlander playing the bagpipes at the entrance--you'll forget where you came from and think you had been born a Scot. Is it touristy?...More

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be very busy, but surely one of the most beautiful castles in a beautiful setting, anywhere. Good gift shop and cafeteria.

Thank malcolmmanners
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited in January 2018 and the castle is not open in January, which was a shame (we did know ahead of time that it wouldn't be open). The visitor centre and gift shop are also not open in January so to go to the...More

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asla0019
2 October 2017|
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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
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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
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