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Eilean Donan Castle is situated in Loch Duich near Dornie about 8 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87 on the west coast of Scotland near the Isle of Skye. Loch Long and Loch Alsh are close by. The castle can easily be reached on a day trip from Inverness or Fort William either by car or using the coach service to/from Skye.

The castle is open daily from 17 March to 17 November, from 10am until 6pm (open from 9am during July & August). Admission charges apply.

Originally built in 1220 by Alexander II as a defence against the Vikings, it subsequently became a stronghold of the Mackenzies of Kintail (later the Earls of Seaforth) who installed the MacRaes as hereditory keepers. Then in 1719, it was destroyed whilst acting as a garrison for Spanish troops fighting for the Jacobite cause on behalf of the 5th Earl of Seaforth. Restoration work was only started two hundred years later and not completed until 1932.

In 1984 it featured in the movie Highlander with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery.
Upstairs there are 3 b/w photographs taken of the set during filming.

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  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...almost 5 years ago

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...almost 5 years ago

  • perfect music for this enchanted castle…

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  • Palynn
    Palynnalmost 5 years ago

    OH Cool Ive Got Some Nice Pics Of This Majestic Castle Featured In The Movie Highlander Sublime Tones Frankie x

  • thank you Frankie! Would love to see them…

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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful

  • thank you Sylvia!

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!! :D

  • thank you Cee!

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • you are most welcome…

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Francis!

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  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardineralmost 5 years ago

    Love this beautiful Sepia of the castle Bonny Lass;Beautiful.
    The Auld Yin.

  • Hi Alex, thanks for your comment!

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  • karenbrodie
    karenbrodiealmost 5 years ago

    I had no idea you had visited this place… I still have to take that trip!

  • I haven’t been there yet, but going soon…I shot this off a picture of Eilean Donan hanging on my wall and worked on it to get this old-fashioned feel!

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  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely image

  • Thank you Sandra!

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