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TITLE
Eilean Donan castle under construction
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00498
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12205
KEYWORDS
Eilean Donan Castle
castle
ruin
reconstruction
zoomable

Originally the site of an Iron Age island fort and then the 7th-century cell of St. Donan, Eilean Donan Castle was founded in the 13th century and held by the MacKenzie family until the late 17th century. The castle was badly damaged in 1719, when garrisoned by about fifty Spaniard Jacobite sympathisers and bombarded by the British Navy.

The castle was rebuilt by the MacRae-Gilstraps, and habitable by 1932. It is currently a major tourist attraction in the area


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Eilean Donan castle under construction

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

Eilean Donan Castle; castle; ruin; reconstruction; zoomable

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Originally the site of an Iron Age island fort and then the 7th-century cell of St. Donan, Eilean Donan Castle was founded in the 13th century and held by the MacKenzie family until the late 17th century. The castle was badly damaged in 1719, when garrisoned by about fifty Spaniard Jacobite sympathisers and bombarded by the British Navy.<br /> <br /> The castle was rebuilt by the MacRae-Gilstraps, and habitable by 1932. It is currently a major tourist attraction in the area <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />