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TITLE
Eilean Donan castle
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00624
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12329
KEYWORDS
castle
Eilean Donan
loch
Eilean Donan castle

The newly-reconstructed Eilean Donan Castle is viewed here looking from the wooded promontory at Dornie. The small island on which the castle is built may have been inhabited from as far back as the 3rd century, but the original castle was built in the 13th century. It was owned by the MacRaes for some four hundred years, but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The present castle was reconstructed from the ruins by Farquhar MacRae for Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap and completed in 1932, becoming surely one of the most photographed castles in Scotland


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Eilean Donan castle

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

castle; Eilean Donan; loch

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The newly-reconstructed Eilean Donan Castle is viewed here looking from the wooded promontory at Dornie. The small island on which the castle is built may have been inhabited from as far back as the 3rd century, but the original castle was built in the 13th century. It was owned by the MacRaes for some four hundred years, but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The present castle was reconstructed from the ruins by Farquhar MacRae for Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap and completed in 1932, becoming surely one of the most photographed castles in Scotland <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 />