The Castles of Skye and Eilean Donan

As many of you will know Scotland is renowned for its iconic castles and I was fortunate to  put that reputation to the test during my trip to Skye.  My trip took me to the 14th century ruins of Duntulm castle on the Trotternish peninsula, then to Dunvegan castle, the home for 800 years to the chiefs of Clan MacLeod and finally (or so I thought), to the 15th century ruins of Castle Moil in the village of Kyleakin.  However, I realised that the route home would take us via Eilean Donan, one of the most admired castles in Scotland and admittedly my favourite.  It can only be described as beautiful, situated on an island in Loch Duich, surrounded by stunning scenery.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Isle of Skye and its environs, please make sure you take time to visit what I can now confirm are most certainly extremely impressive historical monuments.

Eilean Donan castleEilean Donan castleDuntulm castleDuntulm castleEilean Donan castleLoch Duich which surrounds Eilean DonanDunvegan castleWaterfall at DunveganEilean Donan castleCastle Moil, KyleakinEilean Donan footbridgeReflection of Eilean Donan footbridgeDunvegan castleEilean Donan castleReflection of Eilean Donan footbridge© [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

4 thoughts on “The Castles of Skye and Eilean Donan

      • You know, those pictures make me think about beautiful castles in my country…(surf-surf-internet) beautiful Trakošćan above lake not so far from Zagreb…magic like my son said when he saw “Wow, where is Harry Potter?”, and of course all old defense forts through all Adriatic coast…great wall of Dubrovnik, or Korčula -birth home of Marco Polo, warm sea, beautiful islands, beachies… but on the other hand, Sky and all that high land with wild and cold sea is so different and exciting…I hope one day I will make trip… my imagination run wild with only look at Ele Donan… wow, sorry for rambling… with best wishes, Snježana, Zagreb


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