The history of Eilean Donan Castle

The history of Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle has a fascinating history going back to the 12th century . The Mackenzie clan claims that Robert the Bruce sheltered at Eilean Donan during the winter of 1306 to 1307; the castle avoided any other involvement in the Wars of Scottish Independence. On 10 May 1719 HMS Worcester, HMS Flamborough and HMS Enterprise anchored off Eilean Donan Castle and sent a boat ashore under a flag of truce to negotiate with Spanish soldiers in the castle . The soldiers refused to negotiate and the frigates opened fire until the castle was almost completely destroyed .

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Scottish castle tours

Visit four Scottish castles in our unique tour – Drummond Castle Gardens , Stirling Castle , Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace.

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

What is the most photographed castle in the world ?

Eilean Donan Castle is definitely the most photographed castle in the world It sits on a small island at the meeting point of three lochs in the Highlands of ScotlandEilean Donan is a short walk from Dornie village and is in one of the the Kintail National Scenic Areas. Pictures of the castle of Eilean Donan can be found in calendars, greeting cards and books

Why is Eilean Donan Castle famous ?

Eilean Donan Castle is famous for its stunning location and amazing history. The castle was destroyed in 1719 and then totally rebuilt in the 20th century. Eilean Donan is the most photographed castle in the world

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