Taken around 11 in the morning, this was a race against the rain clouds moving rapidly up Loch Duich. This is a very tranquil spot to take in the surrounding hills and Lochs with easy access from the road.
Eilean Donan Castle - Scottish Highlands visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Eilean Donan Castle' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Panorama showing part of Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich in the Scottish Highlands near to the Isle of Skye. This panoramic picture was taken from the courtyard of the castle, showing some of the castle buildings and the view over Loch Duich and Loch Alsh. Eilean Donan Castle is built on a small island near to the shore of Loch Duich and is linked to the shore by a stone bridge. It is possible to walk out to the castle at low tide, but otherwise the only access is by boat and the bridge. The castle is near to the village of Dornie.
Once the seat of the MacKenzies, the castle has been under the protection of the clan MacRae since the 15th century. In recent times, it has been used in several films and tv series. Eilean Donan Castle is a very popular place to get married and is often booked at the weekends for wedding receptions or other private parties. Eilean Donan Castle is open to the public, and some of the rooms have been converted into a walk through museum showing different aspects of the castle's history and life.
A good place to get a great panoramic view of the surrounding area is from Morvich nearby. There are lots of good vantage points of the castle for photography or to just enjoy the scenery, including Car Brae viewpoint (a road high up in the hills from Dornie village to Inverinate), or from Dornie Bridge.
Eilean Donan Castle
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Travel and Getting There:
Eilean Donan Castle is on the A87, the road that runs from Kyle of Lochalsh through to Glen Shiel, Loch Cluanie and then on to either Inverness via the A887 or to Fort William on the A87. Eilean Donan Castle is about 10 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, and about 40 miles from Invergarry.