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Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie - near Kyle Of Lochalsh | by splib1
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Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie - near Kyle Of Lochalsh

Situated within the majestic scenery of the Scottish Highlands - the Castle is on an island - at the point where three great sea lochs meet.


According to the Castles official web-site:


Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.


Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.


I was just reviewing some older pictures I had taken on my old Fuji camera. Although I was disappointed with the sharpness of this image, I did like the composition and so elected to upload...

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Taken on May 10, 2006