Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland



This evening, I am posting information Eilean Donan Castle which is close to the village of Dornie in the Scottish 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 to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, which is very photogenic and has featured in numerous feature films including James Bond.

More information on Eilean Donan Castle:

  • Name is derived from Gaelic and means 'island of Donan'. The name may be derived from a 6th century AD Irish saint named Donan who was a bishop and subsequently canonised.
  • Located ten miles east of Kyleakin (Isle of Skye) and eleven miles S.E. of Plockton on the mainland.
  • 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.
  • Close to the castle is a visitor centre with refreshment facilities and gift shop. Tours of the castle are also available.  


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