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TITLE
Eilean Donan Castle in the 1930s
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01219
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12789
KEYWORDS
Eilean Donan Castle
castles
ruin
reconstruction
Loch Duich
Eilean Donan Castle in the 1930s

Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, was reconstructed from ruins by Farquhar Mac Rae from Auchtertyre for Lt Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap. The work was completed in 1932. 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 400 years, but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The Castle is near Dornie on Loch Duich, and with this picturesque setting, it often features in films and tv programmes


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Eilean Donan Castle in the 1930s

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Eilean Donan Castle; castles; ruin; reconstruction; Loch Duich;

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, was reconstructed from ruins by Farquhar Mac Rae from Auchtertyre for Lt Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap. The work was completed in 1932. 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 400 years, but was destroyed by government naval forces in 1719 when occupied by Spanish and Jacobite troops. The Castle is near Dornie on Loch Duich, and with this picturesque setting, it often features in films and tv programmes <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 />