Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is reputedly the most photographed castle in Scotland, if not the world, and surely epitomises everyone’s romantic vision of a Scottish castle. Set against a backdrop of rugged mountains and sea lochs no visitor to the north west coast of Scotland can fail to be moved by the awe inspiring sight of this castle standing on its own island linked to the mainland by a stone bridge causeway.
Eilean Donan castle is located on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands in Invernesshire. Travel along the A87, the main west coat route for visitors to the Isle of Skye, and Eilean Donan Castle is situated near the small picturesque village of Dornie, 8 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. The castle commands a strategic position on a grass and rocky outcrop where three sea lochs meet, Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh, and sits against a dramatic mountain backdrop of the Cuillin Mountains of Skye and the Five Sisters of Kintail.
And if you think you have seen Eilean Donan Castle before, then you are probably right. The castle has featured in many films and television programmes including: “The Master of Ballantrae”, “Highlander”, “Loch Ness”, The Bond movie “The World Is Not Enough”, “Entrapment” and “Elizabeth The Golden Age”, to name but a few.