Eilean Donnan, Scottish West Coast Castle, Photos, Highlands Fortification, Location, Images

Eilean Donnan Castle, Scotland

Historic Lochalsh Building, northwest Scotland, UK

21 Jul 2007

Eilean Donnan

Eilean Donnan Castle Scotland
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: Dornie, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, UK

This is one of the most famous and photographed of Scottish castle buildings. Alongside Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles it is the one most likely to appear on postcards, calendars and so on.

Eilean Donnan is reached by a bridge from the north
Eilean Donnan, West Coast Castle, Scotland, Lochalsh
photo © AW

It is a true castle, not a Victorian deceit, and involved in battles between French, Spanish, English and Scottish troops. The setting on the loch is what really make the building, it connects back to what we think castles should look like with the bridge over a small channel of water.

Eilean Donnan : Scottish Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Looking west over Loch Duich to the Castle and Loch Alsh beyond
Eilean Donnan Castle in Scotland
photo © AJW

As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, this historic west Scottish building is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands.

Address: Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8DX, Scotland

Contact details: Tel 01599 555202 Fax 01599 555262

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Eilean Donnan Castle photos © Adrian Welch 2007

Location: Dornie, Lochalsh, north west Scotland, UK, north western Europe

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