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Eilean Donan Castle
March 29, 2013, 11:37 am
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History | Tags: , ,

I’ve added some photos of Eilean Donan Castle to my “Scottish Castles” collection on Flickr.

Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan

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Situated on an island in Loch Duich at a point where three sea lochs meet, Eilean Donan Castle was built in the mid 13th century to stand guard over the lands of Kintail. The castle was a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae and has been built and re-built several times over the years. It was almost destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719 and lay in ruins for almost 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and started to restore the castle to its former glory. The castle was re-opened in 1932.

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