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  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 6pm from March - Nov (opens at 9am in Jul & Aug)
  • Admission: Adults: £5.50

Originally built in the 13th century as a defense against Vikings, Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland’s best-known architectural treasures. It last played a historical role during the 18th century Jacobite uprisings, and was subsequently left in ruins until it was rediscovered and lovingly restored in the early 20th century.

The castle sits proudly on a peninsula in Loch Duich, ringed by rugged hills, and you can immediately see why this is one of the most-photographed sites in Scotland. Walk the shore of the loch to find your own vantage point and then explore the castle itself, where you can visit the banqueting hall, kitchens and bedrooms.

Practical Info

The castle is located in the village of Dornie, on the main road which leads from Loch Ness to the Isle of Skye.

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