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TITLE
Eilean Donan Castle, Wester Ross
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0800
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s; 1980s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32718
KEYWORDS
postcards
lochs
Loch Duich
Eilean Donan Castle
castles
Mackenzies
Jacobites
ruins
Lt. Colonel Macrae-Gilstrap
Eilean Donan Castle, Wester Ross

This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle by the shores of Loch Duich in Wester Ross. 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, Wester Ross

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s; 1980s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle by the shores of Loch Duich in Wester Ross. 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