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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is tourist heaven, so expect to wait for parking and to pay a premium during the high season. Even in rubbish weather - you won't get the remote feel of Scotland and highland castles here. But it is fascinating and reading how the owners...More

Thank Edmo1066
Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular monument to the tenacity, beauty, art, and craft, of the Scottish people. This castle is definitely worth the time and energy to explore its depths.

Thank David E D
Reviewed yesterday

we have been here a number of times over the years and always enjoyed looking round, feeling the Atmosphere & it's in such a beautiful spot. We have also Wild Camped in our MH and to see it all lit up at sunset and sunrise...More

Thank QuartzyLady
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully preserved castle. A couple of movies were filmed here, one was a James Bond. None the less it is a great place to visit. Three sea lochs meet here... so beautiful... not just 'another castle'....

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small but fine castle that one can tour in a authentically restored stage. Good guides at two stops.

Thank Ingo46
Reviewed 5 days ago

My favorite part of Eileen Donan Castle is the outside, the nature, the landscape, the setting. It's arguably one of the most photographed castles in all of Scotland and on a day with sun and blue sky you can tell why. It's not on the...More

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the service bus 9.08am(No 917) from Inverness to the castle, about two hours and arrived at 11.04 am. The bus stop is literally at the front door of the castle. There is a choice of two return buses, 12.15pm and 6.25pm. I took the...More

Thank CulbinSands
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The exterior of the castle is amazing. The interior of the castle was more like how an early 20th century castle was lived in and run. Nice stop on our way to Skye but not worth the drive only to visit the castle.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From other reviews and Rick Steves recommendations pulled into the free car park to take photos and use the WC. Car park fills up fast and it's a major tour stop so arrive early. Got lots of great photos and headed to Skye.

Thank MrSpiceMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The approach is fantastic and the castle itself is stunning in its loch-side setting. The very busy car parking was well-managed and the adjacent cafe/booking block boded well. However, the cafe had long queues as it was poorly organised with no customer separation into drinks/food/payment...More

Thank Ian K
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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.