Eilean Donan - most picturesque castle in Scotland

Eilean Donan (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Donnain) is a small island, which lies about 1 kilometre from the village of Dornie in the western Highlands of Scotland. The name Eilean Donan, or island of Donan, is most probably called after the 6th century Irish Saint, Bishop Donan who came to Scotland around 580 AD. The island is dominated by the picturesque castle. Some people say Eilean Donan is the most beautiful castle in Scotland. It was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and the Clan Macrae.
In 1719 the castle was destructed by British ships, during the Jacobite rebellions. In the 19th century Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap reconstructed the castle. The castle was rebuilt according to the surviving ground plan of earlier phases. The details of the present castle differ from its original appearance. The restoration included the construction of an arched bridge to give easier access to the island. A picturesque castle frequently appears in photographs, film and television. You can explore nearly every part of the castle. The castle has its own visitor centre which includes coffee shop and gift shop.

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  1. Beautiful photos! Brings back such great memories of being there!

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  2. Good job!
    When I was in Scotland I didn't see blue in the sky any day... :-)

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  3. fantastic photos of a beautiful landscape.

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  4. Lovely pictures! I visited this castle in October last autumn :-))

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  5. Wspaniałe krajobrazy i zdjęcia! Super! Pozdrawiam :)

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  6. Those are awesome shots. Any of them would make wonderful prints for any wall!

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  7. Thank you for the visit ! ;-)

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  8. Scotland is where my people are from. I'd love to visit there.

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  9. What an amazing place. I love your photographs!

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  10. That might be the picturesque castle anywhere. Very nicely composed and captured.

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  11. Malownicze miejsce, byliśmy tam latem, myślimy jednak że o każdej porze jest malowniczo :) pozdrawiamy

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  12. I am always intrigued by castles. Your photos are gorgeous!

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  13. Gorgeous! Well done photos! These should be post cards!
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  14. stunning, beautiful castle and images.

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  15. Hello, it is a gorgeous view of the castle. Lovely series of images. Have a happy weekend!

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  16. It is a magical place & your photos capture this brilliantly!
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  17. Very well captured! I like to see the castle from your perspectives.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

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  18. Wow, that truly is picturesque!! Very beautiful photos, and shooting from the various locations gives nice perspective.

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  19. Wow! Lovely captures of the castle and landscape. One day I am going to have to make it to Scotland.

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  20. AS always your photos are perfect and beautiful

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  21. They really look classic and refreshing!
    Cheers,
    Firasz

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  22. That is quite the castle and view!

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  23. We were there a few years ago...lovely images!

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  24. The first one with several of the background colors is so beautiful! Like that they built a long bridge up to the castle. Quite a treat you shared:)

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  25. What fabulous shots of the castle and the landscape!

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  26. I am here in Scotland now and want to visit as many castles as I can; but this is the one I want to see the most!

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  27. Beautiful old castle in a spectacular coastal landscape.

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