Eilean Donan Castle Dornie Scotland

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    Eilean Donan Castle Dornie Scotland

    Eilean Donan (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Donnain) is a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge and lies about half a mile from the village of Dornie. Eilean Donan (which means simply "island of Donnán") is named after Donnán of Eigg, a Celtic saint martyred in 617. Donnán is said to have established a church on the island, though no trace of this remains.

    The island is dominated by a picturesque castle which is widely familiar from many photographs and appearances in film and television. The castle was founded in the 13th century, but was destroyed in the 18th century. The present buildings are the result of 20th-century reconstruction. Eilean Donan Castle is the home of the Clan Macrae.

    Michael Mehl, bobw235, larigan., and 29 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Ska * mon 33 months ago | reply

      great shot!

    2. bobw235 33 months ago | reply

      Oh, this is very nice. Beautiful composition and lighting.

    3. larigan. 33 months ago | reply

      Looks amazing in any weather! Superb shot!

    4. gato-gato-gato 33 months ago | reply

      Cooles Bild, gefällt mir.

    5. Neil Kremer 33 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Explore....Please click HERE if you have time to see one.

    6. timcorbin 33 months ago | reply

      great shot , wow!

    7. David Guyler 33 months ago | reply

      Nice shot. I once got eaten by midges trying to get a shot of this.

    8. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 33 months ago | reply

      Magnificent Photo, great how you did this! It really deserves Explore. I wish a great Thursday.
      Ben

    9. TJ.Photography 33 months ago | reply

      don't you just love such history.

    10. BraCom (Bram) 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo.
      Congratulations on Explore.

    11. _SG_ 33 months ago | reply

      fantastic capture

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    12. EdinburghDoug 33 months ago | reply

      Lovely light on the water and good compo.
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    13. llantz 33 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot! Love your photo stream and look forward to more....

    14. 54StorminWillyGJ54 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo indeed!!

    15. dario.racane' 33 months ago | reply

      very nice shot, like how you captured the mood!

    16. Wesley214 33 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful shot!!!! And thanks for the history lesson!!!!! I love it!!!!

    17. Sara_Savage 32 months ago | reply

      I've been there is wonderful, amacing shot!

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