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TITLE
Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0799
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32717
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
Loch Duich
Eilean Donan Castle
castles
Mackenzies
Jacobites
ruins
Lt. Colonel Macrae-Gilstrap
castle
Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich

This postcard shows a view of Eilean Donan Castle by the shores of Loch Duich in Ross-shire. The small island of Eilean Donan 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 at Loch Duich

ROSS: Lochalsh

1980s

postcards; lochs; Loch Duich; Eilean Donan Castle; castles; Mackenzies; Jacobites; ruins; Lt. Colonel Macrae-Gilstrap; castle

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Eilean Donan Castle by the shores of Loch Duich in Ross-shire. The small island of Eilean Donan 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