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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  • It’s easy to see why this is Scotland’s most photographed castle. It’s well maintained and sits in a prominent location. The interior can be crowded with people so it’s best to manage your visit as... 
    It’s easy to see why this is Scotland’s most photographed castle. It’s well maintained and sits in a prominent location. The interior can be crowded with people so it’s best to manage your visit as...  more »
  • Nice castle and was nice there were staff around to give extra info. Unique location surrounded by water 
    Nice castle and was nice there were staff around to give extra info. Unique location surrounded by water  more »
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  • Definitely pay the money to go inside this place, it's beautiful. Photography/video is not allowed in the best rooms of the castle. The staff here were all very nice. The views are stunning. The gift shop is fairly reasonable for prices as is the Cafe. Very awesome history and well worth spending at least an hour or two here.
  • Beautiful castle. The rain can impact your visit for the bad somewhat heavily as it did ours but it is still a very magical experience. The exhibits inside are well laid out and pretty solid, and the guides are helpful and friendly. I may not call this the best castle in all of Scotland but it’s definitely worth a visit and not too far out of the way. Overall a very good stop.

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