Eilean Donan Castle
Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness-shire
Average time spent – Up to 1 hour.
Things to do at Eilean Donan Castle review
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most iconic sites of Scotland. Located on an island where three great sea lochs meet and surrounded by stunning scenery. This castle is one of the prettiest and most recognised all around the world.
It is one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands located in the county of Inverness-shire. The island was first inhabited around the 6th century. The first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century. There have since been four different castles built throughout the following centuries. The castle that stands today was reopened back in 1932. You can now explore nearly every part of the castle and enjoy a journey through the history of the area.
Inside the castle, you can climb the steps to the keep door. In the billeting room, you can see collections of artefacts from the castle and the local area. The banqueting hall is a real highlight with timber ceiling beams made from Douglas Fir. Plus much more.
The castle has its own visitor centre with a coffee shop, gift shop and there is almple free parking.
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Important Information Eilean Donan Castle
Eating – There is a coffee shop on-site.
Facilities in brief – Iconic and stunningly beautiful castle built on an island. You can explore nearly all the castle. There are toilets on-site and a coffee shop.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £10, children 5 and over are £6 and under 5’s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Opening: Eilean Donan is open all year round except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – There is no disabled or wheelchair access into the castle itself.
Address: Dornie. by Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8DX, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Phone:01599 555202
Category – Historical castle – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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