Mark (mhaithaca) wrote in scotlandtravel,

4/6: Eilean Donan

It was really the first time we randomly stopped to see an attraction off the road while driving along, and I'm glad we did. The beautiful castle just off the side of the road, Eilean Donan, is a restored (rebuilt, really) castle on the site of the ancient seat of the MacKenzies. It was rebuilt over the course of several years, finishing around 1922, by the MacRae family. They still use it for weddings and family gatherings, it seems, but haven't lived there in decades. It's an active tourist attraction, and was seen in the movie "The Highlander," in the scene when the MacLeods are riding out to battle.

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