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Eilean Donan Castle

Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland
+44 1599 555202
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful 13th century castle. Loads of parking and beautiful views took some lovely photos. Visit with the sun going down the light is perfect

Thank Rozzy1973
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Isle of Skye and the number one thing on our list of things to see was the Eilean Donan Castle. We took a bus from our cruise ship at the Port of Portree. It was a spectacular drive out...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a but if you are in the area... It really is awe inspiring and a beautiful, historic site. There us a large, busy, car and bus park...get there early to avoid coaches!

Thank janet b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful Castle. Reasonably priced to enter and fascinating historical content. Well worth a visit. However sadly disappointed with the restaurant. My husband was so looking forward to trying his first Scotch Pie but absolutely refused to accommodate his request for gravy instead of beans!...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are great facilities at the tourist attractions beside the castle, with restaurant, toilets and a shop. If you are staying nearby it is well worth a trip past it at night time when it is all lit up - it is spectacular during the...More

Thank Scottish-Tourists
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were driving to the Isle of Skye and passed this on our way and decided to stop. It was 9 AM, just when they were opening, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. The tour of the castle is reasonably priced and...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got there at about 11:30 and it was pretty busy. There is quite a bit of parking so we didn't have any issues. Staff was very pleasant and the castle itself was quite interesting. The tour is self guided so you can spend as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at Eilean Donan and thought we would grab a yummy, cheap lunch as the tea rooms at the previous castles we had been to were delicious and great value. Not so for Eilean Donan. Soup was sold out and the other options (mac and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is so well restored inside, it is so warm and comfortable you can really imagine it as a home. which of coarse it is. Extremely good value for money, with excellent facilities, a well stocked gift shop and a very nice cafe.

Thank carolynjohnsonhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first fortifications of Eilean Donan Castle were built in the early 13th century on a small island at the confluence of three lochs.  The Castle of the early 1700s was rebuilt/restored for occupancy in the beginning of the 20th century.  The final result is...More

Thank DownhillSkier67
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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
10 February 2017|
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Response from HighlandTog | Property representative |
Although we don't have a huge amount of space, yes we will store your luggage while you're visiting the castle.
2 November 2016|
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Response from Stephen H |
The castle is on the main road to Skye. Even if there is snow, the road itself will be cleared and passable throughout the winter season.