Twilight over Eilean Donan Castle

David Alexander Elder

Joined September 2011

  • Available
    Products
    12
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 14

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

A Photographic Digital Art Composition of an unusual twilight moment behind the ramparts of Eilean Donan Castle in the highlands of Scotland.

Eilean Donan is a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge and lies about half a mile from the village of Dornie. Eilean Donan (which means simply “island of Donnán”) is named after Donnán of Eigg, a Celtic saint martyred in 617. Donnán is said to have established a church on the island, though no trace of this remains.

The island is dominated by a picturesque castle which is widely familiar from many photographs and appearances in films incl Highlander and television. The castle was founded in the 13th century, but was destroyed in the 18th century. The present buildings are the result of 20th century reconstruction. Eilean Donan Castle is the home of the Clan Macrae.

Eilean Donan is part of the Kintail National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland. In 2011, the island had a population of just one person.

Artwork Comments

,
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.