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Eilean Donan Castle

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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
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All reviews eilean donan gift shop the kitchen car park beautiful location isle of skye entrance fee take photos well worth the visit interesting history rooms photographed scotland cafe interior highlander century
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A place made of dreams, every inch is stunning and not a disappointment, indoors and out it’s breathtaking wherever you go, helpful staff members who are willing to help any one with any problem, the castle is available for weddings and I would definitely make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 209itsl
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're heading to the Isle of Skye, you have to drive across a long bridge and part of the trip is to go past Eilean Donan Castle. So why not stop and enjoy the beautiful area? You certainly won't regret it. You'll understand very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived at Eilean Donon near the end of our two week tour of the highlands and we were worried that it would be just another castle. But it wasn't. I think the thing we liked about it, besides the glorious location, was the fact...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This might have been my favorite castle visited in Scotland during our week stay. I loved that the castle is still inhabited so you can get a glimpse of how people lived back then. We stopped here in October right at golden hour on our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Darcy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say more. I love it. I love the atmosphere, the location was amazing. Umbelivable moments even if the weather was little bit strong (low temperature and strong wind). I would like to come back again. Great!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think what makes the castle easily one of the most beautiful is where it is, and the lighting as it moves through the twilight hours and into night. They've lighted up the castle magnificently and if you've the time/opportunity, stay a while and see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Van T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour from Holland America. The Isle of Skye is eerily beautiful and the Eilean Donan Castle is in the perfect setting. We had our favorite tour guide and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JudithS569
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after a brief tour of Isle of Skye and wonderful scenery but did not tour the castle. Very nice gift shop where we picked up to go lunches after a brief stay and on to Loch Ness.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Toothsc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was rainy and foggy and it just added to how beautiful this castle was to visit. It sits on its own little island. What a fantastic little find on this trip. It was restored and a good job was done on it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Palletts2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As probably one of the most recognised castles in the world, this gem didn’t disappoint. The castle is breathtaking from every angle. The gift shop was well priced too. I wish we could have taken a few interior photos but you aren’t allowed by the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 December 2018|
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Response from sami_jith | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop outside castle serves good freshly cooked food
5 October 2018|
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Response from stopper1953 | Reviewed this property |
There are now lockers at the Castle for bags etc. re getting from train there are buses that bypass cast both ways, better to book in advance
Aishwarya V
12 September 2018|
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Response from BabiDutta | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a storage facility to keep your bags. You can also keep them in Car.