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.
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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