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Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

A visit to Scotland is incomplete without visiting the picturesque castle of Eilean Donan. The castle is one of the most visited and famous tourist attractions in Scotland.

The original castle was built early in 13th century and was damaged greatly in the Jacobite rising in 1700s. The castle then lay in ruins for many many years before being purchased and restored by Lt Col John MacRae-Gilstrap. After a great deal of restoration the castle was opened to public in the year 1932.

Today all parts of the castle are open to the public and it can be hired as venue for weddings, for film and photo shoots and as a holiday cottage. Quite a few movies have been shot on this location - some notable ones are The World is not Enough, Elizabeth: The golden age, Mae of Honor, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Loch Ness and Highlander.

The castle has a visitor centre with a ticket office, a small coffee shop, a gift shop for souvenirs and toilets. The visitor centre is open 10am to 5pm daily from March 01 to October 31st. The castle is open from 10am to 6pm from March 01 to Oct 31. It opens at 9am during the months of July and August.

For admission prices and other iinformation about the caslt you can contact at:

Eilean Donan Castle
Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh,
Scotland, IV40 8DX

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