Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. This was one of our favorite stops in our trip to Scotland this year. #castles

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. This was one of our favorite stops in our trip to Scotland this year. #castles

View of Eilean Donan Castle on the Loch Duich and Loch Alsh to the Isle of Skye on a clear winter day.

View of Eilean Donan Castle on the Loch Duich and Loch Alsh to the Isle of Skye on a clear winter day.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland.  Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, today Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous sites in Scotland. Most probably it was named after Bishop Donan who came to Scotland in the 6th century. It is situated on an island, surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Scottish highlands.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, today Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous sites in Scotland. Most probably it was named after Bishop Donan who came to Scotland in the 6th century. It is situated on an island, surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Scottish highlands.

In the earlier thirteenth century, during the reign of Alexander II (ruled 1214–1249), a large curtain-wall castle (wall of enciente) was constructed, enclosing much of the island. At this time th…

In the earlier thirteenth century, during the reign of Alexander II (ruled 1214–1249), a large curtain-wall castle (wall of enciente) was constructed, enclosing much of the island. At this time th…

Eilean Donnain Castle sits on a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland, not far from Dornie.

Eilean Donnain Castle sits on a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland, not far from Dornie.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, it is situated on an island surrounded by the scenic Scottish highlands.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, it is situated on an island surrounded by the scenic Scottish highlands.

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