Castle on an island

The Eilean Donan Castle is a castle protected by Loch Duich in the village Dornie belonging to Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland. It is located on a land tongue that is flooded during high water. To keep it accessible a stone bridge has been built from the shore to the castle. The castle was created since the year 1220 and it honors the Celtic Saint Donnán of Eigg from the 6th CE.

In 1719 it was destroyed by the Royal Navy after 300 Spanish soldiers invaded it. It was repaired only from 1920 to 1932 and is today one of the most photographed sights in Scotland. You might come across Eilean Donan Castle when driving via the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Directly in front of the castle there is a good car park with tourist facilities.

At the castle many scenes for movies have been shot. This includes the Highlander series, Braveheart and the 007 movie “The world is not enough” with Pierce Brosnan.

Eilean Donan Castle
Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh
Scotland, United Kingdom

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