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Touched by Heaven (Eilean Donan Castle) by Alan Findlater

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As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.

Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.

Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932

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if only life was not so short
Maybe then there would be time
to do all the that i could write down here
like travel the world and photograph it all
But hay hoy theres allways tomorrow.

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Comments

  • wendyL
    wendyLover 6 years ago

    OMG! i want to go there! beautiful capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
    Amber Elizabet...over 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Alan wowowowowowowow

  • lowvincentyh
    lowvincentyhover 6 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous!

  • jean-louis bouzou
    jean-louis bouzouover 6 years ago

    Magnificent !

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 6 years ago

    Fan blooming Tastic

  • CiaoBella
    CiaoBellaover 6 years ago

    aside from being an excellent capture of the castle and bridge the tonal range is beautiful

  • Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
    Amber Elizabet...over 6 years ago

    beautiful work =D

  • navybrat
    navybratover 6 years ago

    lovely shot!!

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    stunning image

  • Pet _
    Pet _over 6 years ago

    beautiful Alan! xxx

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