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“Worth the visit even unable to go inside”

Eilean Donan Castle
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle - Day tour from...
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Owner description: This picturesque castle, built in 1220, holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland.
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

First off, I had hurt my back so I realized very quickly I wasn't going to be able to go through the castle interior, which was quite a shame.
Instead I walked from the surprisingly close parking to the visitator center and cafe. The gift shop was pretty big. The cafe was tasty and they did a good job of handling all the people.
The castle is truly stunning, even from a distance.
Go here if you want to see a beautiful castle in a lovely location. Bear in mind there will be a lot of visitors as this is one of the most photographed castles in the country and a lot of movies have shot there.

Thank Victoria V
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Long drive for a castle that wasn’t what I expected. It’s been largely recreated and you aren’t allowed to take pictures inside. There is a fee if you’re not a historic Scotland member.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This castle is the most known in this place. Its really in a very nice place very close to the beging of Isle of Skye (about 10 ' driving). All the personnel is very polite and helpfull. Some months the castle is closed to the visitors because the owners stay there. Before you visit it you should check it. The cost is 7 pounds per person.

Thank dtsoukan
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We have visited this castle many times and each time it is just as beautiful. The scenery surrounding the castle is breathtaking.
If you are planning on going into the castle their is a charge. You can have a guided tour or explore yourself. If the Castle is closed they normally leave the gates open so you can still walk around the grounds for free.
There is also a gift shop with toilets and free parking.
We always stay in Fort William which is about an hour and twenty minutes drive, but it is a beautiful scenic route with many places on the way that you’ll want to jump out and take photos.

Thank angeldl1te
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

It was raining quite a bit when we got there but it still looked amazing. Can understand why so many visit. A pretty setting all around.

Thank ZinamonKveen
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