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. Scottish Highlanders, Famous Castles, Small Islands, Eilean Donan Castles, Beautiful, Icons Image, Places, Amazing Snap, Castles Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland---(Amazing, how they were built back then, what's even more amazing, They are STILL standing! Ahhhh would love to go through one, at my own , pace tho.....:)
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. (excerpt from official site: As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.)
Eilean Donan Castle - Recognisable as the backdrop to many films (Highlander, The World Is Not Enough and Elizabeth: The Golden Age), the present castle buildings are entirely the result of 20th-century reconstruction. The destruction of the castle occurred in 1715, when a 300 strong party of Spanish soldiers who had taken the castle came under attack from the Royal Navy.
Eilean Donan is a small island in the western Highlands of Scotland in Loch Duich. The castle was built in the 13th century. The castle has been a formidable structure, protecting against numerous Norse invasions and clan feuds. by David May