Dornie, Kintail, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the village of Dornie in the Scottsh Highlands.

Dornie is a relatively small village sitting at confluence of Lochs Duich, Alsh and Long. There are shops and accommodation available.Population is 360 persons.

Each year about 500,000 people stop off at Dornie but few realise they have been there. This is because the key attraction is the famous Eilean Donan Castle, which is very photogenic and has featured in numerous feature films including James Bond.

More information on Dornie:
  • Name is derived from Gaelic and means 'at the pebbly place'. 
  • Located ten miles east of Kyleakin (Isle of Skye) and eleven miles S.E. of Plockton on the mainland.
  • Home to Eilean Donan Castle which was actually completed in its present form in 1932. There has probably been a fortification on the site since the 13th century but the previous fort was blown up by the British Navy in 1719 during one of the Jacobite uprisings ( 1688-1746) and thereafter lay in ruins until the early 20th century when purchased by the Macraes and re-built in spirit of the original design.
Image of Eilean Donan Castle


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