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TITLE
Eilean Donan Castle, Wester Ross
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0794
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1960s; 1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32712
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
Jacobites
castles
Eilean Donan Castle, Wester Ross

This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich in Wester Ross. The small island may have been inhabited from as far back as the 3rd century, but the original castle was built in the 13th century. It was held by the Mackenzies of Kintail for some 400 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 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, Wester Ross

ROSS: Lochalsh

1960s; 1970s

postcards; lochs; Jacobites; castles

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich in Wester Ross. The small island may have been inhabited from as far back as the 3rd century, but the original castle was built in the 13th century. It was held by the Mackenzies of Kintail for some 400 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 Lt. Colonel MacRae-Gilstrap and completed in 1932, becoming surely one of the most photographed castles in Scotland