Just a quick post today, guys. I know I'm winding down Scotland posts, but I wanted to share our trip to Eilean Donan Castle just south of the Isle of Skye. Eilean Donan is Scotland's most photographed castle, and from the outside it's not hard to see why: its stunning location.
The castle is located on three major lochs: Duich, Long, & Alsh. This location made it a powerful structure in its prime, but makes it a beauty nowadays. Surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by a long, picturesque bridge, Eilean Donan Castle makes a case for itself.
While beautiful, the castle is seen as a "con" by locals in the words of our Airbnb host Ann. It is advertised as being a 13th century structure but was actually rebuilt in the 20th century from complete ruin. The outside structure is still amazing and it was fun wandering around the grounds. I would advise to spend the majority of your time in the vicinity outside of the castle, as the inside is crowded and not recreated to historical accuracy.
They are, however, up-front regarding the reconstruction of the castle, dedicating several walls to this information. Seeing the outside of this famed castle and understanding its historical importance are definitely the highlights of visiting.
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