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Eilean Donan Castle

Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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US$ 68.87*
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from Inverness
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Glenelg and Lochalsh Half Day Tour from Kyle of Lochalsh
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US$ 74.49*
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness
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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful castle and area. Cafe is nice too! Highly recommend this if you are going to Skye for a wee stop off.

Thank zebz10
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to see a Scottish castle, visit Eilean Donan. This place is so Scottish--from the dark stones to the kilted highlander playing the bagpipes at the entrance--you'll forget where you came from and think you had been born a Scot. Is it touristy?...More

Thank Mrs_Kenobi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Can be very busy, but surely one of the most beautiful castles in a beautiful setting, anywhere. Good gift shop and cafeteria.

Thank malcolmmanners
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited in January 2018 and the castle is not open in January, which was a shame (we did know ahead of time that it wouldn't be open). The visitor centre and gift shop are also not open in January so to go to the...More

Thank mumoffour2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time at the castle. The location is beautiful and not expensive to enter. The rooms are set up to take you back in time and give you a realistic view of how the castle was with people living there. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank butterflyMalta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the home of the McRae. I was impressed to see the plaque to their people who served the British crown. This castle was beautiful in a typically Scottish atmosphere. And of course the place of the French movie “highlander”.

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really stunning castle, especially on a sunny day. Eileen Donan has been fully restored and is quite stunning. There are no photos allowed of the interior, but the photo ops on and around the exterior more than make up for that. Don't expect a truly...More

Thank Hankfiji
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the castle is beautiful inside and out. we were surprised to find it furnished in early 1900 furnishings. we found it difficult to appreciate seeing a sink and other similar items installed.

Thank northcoastlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtably one of the most visually spectacular castles in Scotland, if not the entire UK. BUT. For a castle built in the 13th century, there is no detailed history or information on display - everything on offer relates to the current version of the castle...More

Thank Canderbella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister-in-law enjoyed her first experience in a castle, and I enjoyed watching her amazement. We entered the castle grounds by crossing a bridge which made us feel like we were entering the Middle Ages. The entrance was to the side of the wall. After...More

Thank Donna H
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asla0019
1 October 2017|
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Response from GOMS2013 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Citylink bus from Fort William to Portree (on the Isle of Skye). It appears to stop at Dornie which is a short walk to the castle. The bus journey from FW to Dornie takes about 1.1/2hrs. Check Citylink website for... More
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Katie C
18 April 2017|
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Response from Grim72 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest Katie - the best photos of the castle are taken from outside of the grounds - ie the car park and surrounding shoreline. You will get some stunning shots. I don't think there are any car park barriers after... More
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