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Eilean Donan Castle

By DicksPics
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.Smile
I won't be around much today as we're off to visit Biddulph Grange and Little Moreton Hall.
Have a good day.

Tags: Scotland Architecture Eilean donan castle

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Aug 2013 7:11AM
A beautiful composition, Richard, very well captured. Carol

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fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
6 Aug 2013 7:21AM
A most pleasing image of this much photographed castle.

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:29AM
An oft photographed castle - and this is a fine interpretation.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Aug 2013 7:44AM
A Beautiful image RichardSmile
6 Aug 2013 7:45AM
Excellent Richard, a super composition,
DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:57AM
This is an absolutely cracking shot ****, so clear, sharp and full of interesting detail. Super composition too! Apparently this is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland and I think you have done it magnificently! I love the softness of the hills in the background too! Wonderful colours overall but especially in the reflections in the water. Brilliant, well done!
PS have a good day out today too.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Aug 2013 7:57AM
It's hard to accept that this iconic Scottish castle is still less than 100 years old, Richard, and a fine shot of it you captured.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
6 Aug 2013 8:05AM
Nice job

6 Aug 2013 8:06AM
Great photograph, colours outstanding and the light excellent great subject. (Is this the castle used in Highlander and James Bond maybe?)
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 8:13AM
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Aug 2013 8:17AM
This is an absolutely excellent image Richard !!
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 8:25AM
Almost an Oil Painting Richard, Constable would have been proud to put his name to this. The composition is brilliant, the colours are great, the hint of mist on the mountains in the background and reflections on the water; it doesn't get much better.

jdinne 14 16 England
6 Aug 2013 8:52AM
Superbly composed Richard, the clarity is excellent, wonderful colour, love the muted reflections and the mist on yonder mountains superb.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 8:54AM
Classic dreich view with ED showing itself off very nicely!
Just a stunning image Richard Grin

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morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 9:00AM
Beautiful image Richard, excellent composition, I have not been there in far to long, maybe one day i'll make it back up there Smile

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Aug 2013 9:02AM
Classic view and the flag displaying nicely for you.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 9:16AM
Excellent composition and capture Richard, everything looks just right.

8 10 10 England
6 Aug 2013 9:23AM
Excellent composition Richard - a scene that always gets the clicking finger busy.Smile
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 9:25AM
Fine Image.....
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 9:47AM
Wonderful landscape Richard - great colours and just enough of a reflection too. Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 10:43AM
A excellent Landscape Richard, nice write upSmile

6 Aug 2013 11:29AM
Super landscape image

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 12:27PM
Stunning Richard, simply stunning.
6 Aug 2013 1:34PM
Excellent capture Richard. I love the reflection.
6 Aug 2013 4:58PM
Beautiful composition Richard !
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 5:03PM
A wonderfully informative and interesting pre-narrative supported by a quite superb photograph Richard.

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JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 5:25PM
A super looking castle and beautiful landscape captured so well.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:08PM
Fine quality shot !!!......been a year or twelve since I last stood there !!Smile
6 Aug 2013 7:53PM
Great image.

Jenny Smile
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 9:03PM
Wonderful image Richard, love the comp.
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 10:20PM
Excellent shot and nice to get the history.Smile

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 10:44PM
Lovely landscape great reflections.
Regards John.
6 Aug 2013 11:49PM
Can only echo all the previous comments

Great capture of this landmark

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 12:07AM
Just dipping in while on holiday to see how your holiday went.
This is an excellent image of Eilean Donan Castle (haven't taken one here myself).
Very well composed Richard.
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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 10:19AM
Stunning capture,Sorry I missed this one yesterday Blush

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Aug 2013 5:09PM
Richard this is stunning,ticks all the boxes for me.

kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 8:39AM
Morning Richard , you have done well with this shot, post card type feel to it , Kel
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 8:50AM
Classic shot Richard a beauty.
iancatch 11 4 45 England
11 Aug 2013 6:37PM
missed this one richard somehow but is a great shot of one of my favourite castles. Funnily enough we also visited on our way to Skye.

Mozzytheboy 7 710 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 9:17PM
Serious WOW!!!!! a postcard, a jigsaw, print ... gorjuice for certain.
15 Aug 2013 2:13PM
excellent capture here very pleasing indeed

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Aug 2013 9:22PM
A classic view of this famous castle and as good a one as i've seen on here

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