Eilean Donan is a small island on Loch Duich, where it meets Loch Alsh, in the Western Highlands of Scotland. It is near to the village of Dornie.
The castle was built in the thirteenth century and was a stronghold of the Mackenzie and Macrae Clans.
In the early eighteenth century the Mackenzies were involved in the Jacobite rebellions, which led to the castle's destruction in 1719 by Government ships.
The present buildings are the result of twentieth-century reconstruction of the ruins by Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap.
Thank you Wikipedia!!
I took this picture en route to the Isle of Skye last week.
Many thanks for all clicks and comments on my 'Loch Linnhe Sunset' upload - very much appreciated, as always.
I won't be around much today as we're off to visit Biddulph Grange and Little Moreton Hall.
Have a good day.
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|Date Taken:||30 Jul 2013 - 10:44 AM|
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