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This must surely be one of Scotlandís most picturesque castles situated, as it is, on a rocky promontory overlooking Loch Duich. The island on which the castle stands is named after St Donan who lived here around 600AD Ė Eilean Donan.


King Alexander II had a castle built in 1220, which later became a stronghold of the Clan MacKenzie. In 1719 Government warships destroyed the castle after Spanish troops were garrisoned there in support of the 1715 up-rising.

The castle that we see today was rebuilt in the 1920ís to the original design. A souvenir photograph of this most romantic castle will be amongst your most treasured memories of your time in Scotland.



 

 

Tours that visit Eilean Donan Castle:

From Inverness

Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye (1 day)

From Edinburgh

Highlands and the Isle of Skye (3 days)
Over the sea to Skye (3 days)
Best of the Highlands (4 days)
Inverness, Skye and the Highlands (4 days)
Highland Explorer (5 days)
Road to the Isles (5 days)

From Glasgow

Highlands and the Isle of Skye (3 days)
Over the sea to Skye (3 days)
Best of the Highlands (4 days)
Inverness, Skye and the Highlands (4 days)
Highland Explorer (5 days)
Road to the Isles (5 days)