Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

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An icon of the western Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle rests on a tidal island in Loch Duich. Before walking over the footbridge to tour the castle ruins, take a stroll to the south for a stunning view of the ruins with the loch beneath and the sky in the background. The restored castle has a keep deep within its walls that is open to the public along with the rest of the grounds. In 2001, the island had a population of one; since 2011, there are no permanent residents living there, so it is exclusively a tourist site. Find out how to plan Kyle of Lochalsh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This castle is the most photographed, and you'll see why once you arrive. Great views from the parking lot as you walk in, and again on the bridge out to the castle. There's a reason so many things ha...  more »
  • Only popped in for a few photos and quick look around the gift shop. Love to comeback for a proper look around the castle when we have more time. Very busy with tourists as you’d imagine. We will be b...  more »
  • Incredible and historic castle. We went in mid-August and were lucky to be there when it wasn’t busy. Tour of the castle had plenty of knowledgeable employees who would discuss every detail of every room with enthusiasm. The castle itself, being perched out on the water with mountains across the loch made for excellent pictures. The rolling mountains in Scotland are truly unique.
  • This beautiful castle is set on a picturesque Scottish Loch. There was a bagpiper performing in front of the castle which added to the atmosphere of the experience. The castle itself is extremely well kept and it is easy to picture what daily life was like within those walls. I highly recommend it!
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