3 Stars because it looked nice on the outside. So we had a long drive to Eilean Donan Castle, very excited, we approached it and were directed to the car park area, it appears that many drivers don't know how to park and decided to block the roadway causing no end of blocks. Anyway we managed to park and looked at the Castle from the outside. We approached with a sense of awe as I read that the vikings had it at some point, so thought the artifacts and displays would be awesome and inspiring and that it would be well worth the £7.50 per person entrance fee. Then my dreams were shattered, it was a very quick (maybe 10-15 Minute) walk around about half a dozen rooms, the kitchen area was set up like a 1890 - 1900 sort of style. Where was the Viking memorabilia? and all other history before the 1920s seemed to be either missing or certainly not plainly on view. There where photos of the owners family strewn around the rooms, why I wanted to see that I have no idea. So a rather big disappointment considering the distance you have to drive to get to these 'attractions'. Sorry no photos as we aren't allowed to take any inside the Castle.
A crucible of Scotish History
1victoron 27/08/2017 13:28
Walking to the castle you feel the sense of fortification which once existed. In the castle you see the presentations of Scottish history - you begin to feel the history and importance of the site. It is an important location to visit. We all enjoyed our visit, my wife and I - our first visit, and my son and his girlfriend - who had visited previously in the height of winter. For all of us it was a new experience.
Nice stop if you're in the area...
gcjoneson 25/08/2017 22:53
We stopped by on our way back to Glasgow after visiting Skye and spending the night in nearby Kyle. The castle is very photogenic, but from the outside only - no photos inside. Interesting bit of Scottish history that's generally presented very well. Worth a stop if you're in the area and have about 1.5 hours or so to spend.
Well worth a look
Adoe4on 23/08/2017 18:09
This is a lovely restored castle which has been decked out to provide an "in sight" into yesteryear. That window dressing could be considered a little naff but some was interesting. The numerous staff were lovely without exception. At £7.50 entry it is reasonably priced. Situated within a lovely village of dornie.
Pretty but busy
Onceawaitresson 22/08/2017 23:17
This place is firmly on the tourist route, so it's busy busy with tour coaches, but even so it's worth a stop on the way to Skye. Nicely laid out, lots to see inside, good history. Big cafe and gift shop to cater for the hoards.