Eilean Donan Castle 2020

 Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular castles for visitors at home and abroad . This year there is good and bad news for the castle .

The good news is Eilean Donan Castle is launching a brand new Audio Guide service for visitors . The state of the art, user-friendly guides will initially offer detailed information on the castle in 8 different languages .

Due to the coronavirus epidemic the Castle, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop

are shut at the moment until further notice . Visitors will still be able to take pictures from the top three viewpoints of Eilean Donan Castle . Our guide will show visitors these viewpoints which remain open to the public .

Given the incredible range of different nationalities that visit the castle, further languages will be added to this list in future years. Content includes detail on the surrounding area, historical information and snippets of the intriguing details not always picked up on other tours.

Whilst the new service will clearly help visitors to engage more, the castle guides will still be on hand to answer questions and add that personal touch that we’re so famed for.

In addition to theses audio guides, there are also new on-site visitor services with the construction of an extension to the existing visitor centre. The new building will include a new ticket office with automated ticketing machines, a takeaway catering facility, first aid suite and much needed administration offices. Alongside this we have just completed the construction of a new secure locker facility allowing visitors to leave bags and luggage in a safe location while visiting the castle. Visitor numbers to Eilean Donan have more than doubled in the last 10 years and all these new services will help the castle to better manage the operation, particularly during the busy peak months.

Private tours of Eilean Donan Castle and the Highlands from Edinburgh including a visit to GlencoeandBuachaille Etive Mor .

Eilean Donan Castle t-shirts and prints can be bought online . Phone +44-7305-294773 for more details .

is Eilean Donan Castle open at the moment ?

due to the developing situation with the Coronavirus Crisis, Eilean Donan Castle , the Gift Shop and Coffee Shop are closed ( March 2020 ), please check this page for updates

What movies has Eilean Donan Castle been in ?

Eilean Donan Castle has been used in many films such as Highlander and the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough when Bond drives his Aston Martin over the bridge to the castle at night

What is the most photographed castle in the world ?

In our unbiased opinion Eilean Donan Castle is clearly the winner of the most photographed castle in the world award due to its unique location on an island at the meeting point of three lochs in the Highlands of Scotland.  Pictures of the castle of Eilean Donan can be found just about everywhere, not least on this website . Eilean Donan just across the road from the village of Dornie . Eilean Donan Castle prints and gifts

Eilean Donan Castle prints can be bought online .