Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eilean Donan Castle

 The most popular castle in Scotland is Eilean Donan. The castle is between three great sea lochs and around the castle is a majestic scnery.

 Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first castle was built in the mid 13th century.Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.

 The castle destroyed in a uprising in 1719. Colonel John MacRace-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.

 Today, you can explore all the area of the castle.

 The castle now has its own visitor centre, which includes the ticket office, coffee shop and gift shop.

 All the people that had visited the castle said that it is very beautiful.




  1. Well done Maraki! That's an amazing castle!!! I wish we could visit it all together! Let's see what castles the rest of the bloggers will discover...

  2. Very interesting post Mary!!! however, the fact that now the castle is a centre for visitors with a coffe-gift shop, disappoints me!! I wish it was like it was many years ago!!!

  3. I agree with Vassiliki but that's quite impossible, unfortunately! :)