Welcome to Eilean Donan Castle!
Scotland is filled with castles and Eilean Donan is probably the most visited and photographed of them all. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that Highlander and a James Bond film were filmed here. In the western Highlands of Scotland, it is a beautifully restored castle that, for a fee, you can go walk around in. But take note, you cannot take any backpacks in with you and inside some areas of the castle photography is forbidden. I had to just take myself and the camera in while DH stood on the shore waiting for me with my backpack camera bag. I guess you could say I left him holding the bag 🙂
The castle’s origins date back to the early 13th century and it has seen its fair share of trials and tribulations that include revolts, feuds, attacks and eventual destruction in 1715. Between 1919 and 1932 it was rebuilt by Lt. Col. John MacRae-Gilstrap who included the arched bridge to give easier access to the castle.
It truly is a Scottish icon and I highly recommend visiting it if you are in Scotland.