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Eilean Donan Castle

One of the most photographed castles in  the world, Eilean Donan Castle can be found on the road to Kyle of Lochalsh; where Loch Alsh, Loch Duich and Loch Long combine.

The historical beginnings of Eilean Donan are believed to date back as early as the 7th century AD, at a time when Christianity was just being introduced in this area of Scotland.  Details can be found at http://www.eileandonancastle.com/home.htm

This famous castle features in a number of Hollywood movies. The ones that come to mind are “Highlander” in 1986,  with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErjCcqKzr0k  and more recently, in 2008, “Made of Honor” with Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E72ZeWEMP90

Today the castle is a beautiful, historical and romantic setting, owned by the Conchara Charitable Trust. It is open to the public during the months of March to October. It is also a popular wedding venue.

Eilean Donan Castle


8 responses

  1. This is an outstanding photo, Jim! I love the angle you chose. I like where you placed the fence in the frame and how it leads the eye to the castle. And what a castle! The colors of the mossy landscape, the rocks, the lichen, the mountain in the background…..and then the magnificent sunset! Glorious!

    March 3, 2012 at 2:38 am

    • Many thanks for your comments Judy. We did pass by the castle in the morning but the light was not so good. On our return, the early evening sky was just right for the mood I was trying to capture.

      March 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  2. I can see why this is one of the most photographed castles! And you captured it beautifully, with the sun peeking through the clouds…. lovely

    March 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    • Thanks Joanna, glad you like it. The light was just right on that April evening , last year.

      March 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  3. Paul Zizka

    Great drama! Well done Jim. Looking forward to seeing more of your images.

    March 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    • Hi Paul, thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog/website

      March 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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