14 Breathtaking & Historic Places To Visit In Scotland

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With its rich history, stunning scenery, strong sense of culture, and welcoming, friendly people, a visit to Scotland has something for everyone. Join us on a journey round 14 must see locations – starting in the North West highlands and working our way down through the lochs and glens, stopping off in the nation’s capital and largest city, and finally arriving at the very edge of the border with England. Welcome to Scotland – we hope you will enjoy the journey.

Visit Scotland: Eilean Donan Castle

Eilan Donan Castle
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Situated on a small tidal island at the meeting of three lochs (Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh) in Scotland’s western Highlands, Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed castles in the world and it’s easy to see why.

The beautiful thirteenth century storybook castle was the traditional stronghold of Clan Mackenzie and since its restoration in the early 20th century, has been connected to the mainland by a stony footbridge.

Jesús Belzunce Gómez / Flickr
Jesús Belzunce Gómez / Flickr

Visitors can wander round the castle’s grounds and explore the internal rooms – home to period furniture, Jacobean artifacts, displays of weapons and fine art.

In the surrounding lochs, lucky tourists can catch glimpses of diverse wildlife including porpoise, dolphins, otters and various birdlife.

Where is it?

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Dornie, Kyle Of Lochalsh, IV40 8DX (Directions)

Where to stay…

Hotels near Eilean Donan Castle (Hotels.com)

More information

Eilean Donan Castle (official website)

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