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Eilean Donan Castle

This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle at the meeting point of Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long. 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

ROSS

1950s

postcards; lochs; Loch Duich; Eilean Donan Castle; castles; Mackenzies; Jacobites; ruins; Lt. Colonel Macrae-Gilstrap; castle; Loch Alsh; Loch Long<br /> ; Lochalsh

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This postcard shows Eilean Donan Castle at the meeting point of Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Long. 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