eilean donan castle

Eilean Donan Castle is situated on a tiny island where three lochs come together. The castle was founded in the thirteenth century and has been restored a couple of times after Highland clashes. It was one of our favorite castles to visit because of the view of surrounding mountains, and the added footbridge looks beautiful in photographs. It’s such a dramatic castle!

We visited twice while driving up to the Isle of Skye for weekend stays, and each time we had a blast. There’s plenty of parking in a separate lot which makes the visit convenient, and a gift shop offers traditional Scottish souvenirs, snacks, and tea.

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Eilean Donan Castle has even won Scotland Magazine’s Icons of Scotland award, and why wouldn’t it have? Some people think it’s the most beautiful castle in Scotland and I happen to agree!

Have you ever been?


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  • http://weiderjl.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    I’m obsessed with castles! This one is definitely high on my list!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      There are tons of castles in Scotland! And they’re all beautiful.

      • http://weiderjl.blogspot.com/ Jenn

        I have no doubt!

  • http://thecharliediaries.com Katie Goss

    Love this place. I went there six years ago. It was the first real castle I ever visited. So magical that I still remember it today.

  • http://www.livinginanotherlanguage.com/ Amanda

    Ok Scotland is officially on my ‘must go’ list. AAAAAH

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      You have to go! It’s just sooo gorgeous.

  • http://www.scatteredseashells.com/ Chantal

    That is soooo beautiful! I wonder what it was like to live there, back in the day.

  • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

    This castle is so beautiful. I would love to visit the castles in Scotland!

  • Johlet

    There is something about a castle that just mesmerizes me! And I love it! Great photos!

  • http://kcsaling.com/ KC Saling

    Scottish castles, lochs, and moors are definitely on my travel bucket list – and your gorgeous photos make me want to go even more!

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda

    So beautiful! I haven’t done any traveling in Scotland but I’m hoping to remedy that this summer! x

  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Dannielle @ Chic-a-DeeDee

    What a gorgeous setting for a castle, wouldn’t mind living there!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Agreed! Beautiful.

  • http://www.creativelydonebygina.com/ Gina Palha

    Wow. Stunning! The photos look fabulous!

  • http://sophieinclogs.com Sophie

    Looks straight out of a fairytale or a movie – kind of the way I feel about EVERYTHING in Scotland really! Stunning photos!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      I feel the same way! Such a gorgeous place.

  • http://www.erikafromamerica.com/ Erika

    Very beautiful! :)

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Erika!

  • Keith

    Yes, I’ve been. I visited it when I lived in Scotland. Beautiful location and great stopping point on the way to Skye. Like the B & W photography. Atmospheric!

  • Ashley Angle

    Gorgeous! What fun that must have been! I’d love to visit there!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Anglea

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Scotland is a gorgeous place!

  • Brittny McLeod

    I’m actually in the middle of my Scotland posts right now, and this one is coming up in a few weeks! :) It really was gorgeous.


  • http://alexfahey.blogspot.com/ Alex Fahey

    I loved Eilean Donan Castle. I’m so glad the tour I was on included it.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      It’s a gorgeous place!

  • http://www.begoodnatured.com/ Dani Ives

    I just love Scotland, period. The husband and I have had multiple conversations about moving there…

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      You should! We loved living there.

  • Hanna Smith

    I’ve never been, but it looks amazing! Scotland is so beautiful! After I visit Ireland and Norway, I’m going there!
    Hanna :)

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Definitely put it on your travel list!

  • http://www.freeborboleta.com/ Fran

    Looks amazing!

  • http://thewayiwanderlust.blogspot.ca kayleigh maryon

    This place looks amazing. I really want to plan a trip to Scotland now