Eilean Donan castle

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    Eilean Donan castle
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    Eilean Donan castle
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    Eilean Donan castle
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    Eilean Donan castle
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    View from Eilean Donan castle
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Eilean Donan is a small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland; since the castle’s restoration in the early 20th Century, a footbridge has connected the island to the mainland. (Wikipedia)

That’s what an official page  says about it:

“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.

Today, you can explore nearly every part of the castle, and enjoy a journey through the history of the area.”

Besides, while browsing for information, I found a wordpress blog, which I found even more interesting and amusing than the official page . It contains posts about history of the castle, interesting stories, and, most importantly, collection of photographs, including old ones, depicting restoration of the castle and it’s state before restoration. Have a look yourself

 

Dangis

Dangis Laurinavicius is a computer consultant and project manager. He is also an editor and administrator of highland.today You can find more information about his business on evelixcomputers.com

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