Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

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An icon of the western Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle rests on a tidal island in Loch Duich. Before walking over the footbridge to tour the castle ruins, take a stroll to the south for a stunning view of the ruins with the loch beneath and the sky in the background. The restored castle has a keep deep within its walls that is open to the public along with the rest of the grounds. In 2001, the island had a population of one; since 2011, there are no permanent residents living there, so it is exclusively a tourist site. Find out how to plan Kyle of Lochalsh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • We thought this was just a ruined castle but it was a great gem loves seeing all the interior, shame you aren’t allowed to take photos inside. But a really enjoyable visit 
    We thought this was just a ruined castle but it was a great gem loves seeing all the interior, shame you aren’t allowed to take photos inside. But a really enjoyable visit  more »
  • Yes it’s a 100 year old reconstruction but beautifully done, the views of and from the castle are incredible! Very informative kids trail and the kitchen exhibition was really interesting. The... 
    Yes it’s a 100 year old reconstruction but beautifully done, the views of and from the castle are incredible! Very informative kids trail and the kitchen exhibition was really interesting. The...  more »
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  • Cute little castle in good condition. It's a mix between old and newer elements. The entertainment level is quite high if you just want to enjoy a bit of history and art. The gift shop is amazing and definitely worth a visit! The staff was friendly. The parking lot is clean and gives you great views over the castle and loch.
  • Nice castle, friendly staff who are very knowledgeable. Nice walk across the water bridge, but the charge is a little steep considering it's quite small but there's good information on the history. It's £3 if you want to walk around the grounds, but you're better just paying the £10 and going inside, or just staying outside. Thought it was a little unreasonable to charge a lot for parking and then for entry also.

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