Eilean Donan Castle
Lonely Planet review for Eilean Donan Castle
Photogenically sited at the entrance to Loch Duich, Eilean Donan is one of Scotland’s most evocative castles, and must be represented in millions of photo albums. It’s on an offshore islet, elegantly linked to the mainland by a stone-arched bridge. It’s very much a re-creation inside, with an excellent introductory exhibition.
Keep an eye out for the photos of castle scenes from the movie Highlander; there’s also a sword used at the battle of Culloden in 1746. The castle was bombarded into ruins by government ships in 1719 when Jacobite forces were defeated at the Battle of Glenshiel; it was rebuilt between 1912 and 1932.