Trip Planner: Europe / UK / Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh / Eilean Donan Castle
An icon of the western Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle rests on a tidal island in Loch Duich. Before walking over the footbridge to tour the castle ruins, take a stroll to the south for a stunning view of the ruins with the loch beneath and the sky in the background. The restored castle has a keep deep within its walls that is open to the public along with the rest of the grounds. In 2001, the island had a population of one; since 2011, there are no permanent residents living there, so it is exclusively a tourist site. Find out how to plan Kyle of Lochalsh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
Tours to Eilean Donan Castle
$490 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Duration: 3 days
$613 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh, Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride
Duration: 3 days
Eilean Donan Castle reviews
In September 2020, we embarked on a road trip of the Scottish Highlands. As a person that really enjoys scenic views and history, the Scottish Highlands had it all. We carefully planned each step of.... more »
I have been to this castle twice now, once when studying abroad in college and then again last summer. It’s a beautifully picturesque castle and even if you don’t go inside is worth the trip to see. more »
A castle with a rich history, and showings in memorable Hollywood films. However, due to the tide (which we did not know about) the surrounding water had left at our time of visit, making it a poor spectacle as you can see in the photo. Inside the space is rather limited and nothing special to see. We enjoyed however the two talks from the castle guides.
One of Scotland's most famously photographed castles. Picturesque even on a Rainy Day! Restaurant very disappointing and expensive! £9.75 for the Steak pie (pictured) and "veg" but NO gravy, even when I asked for some, restaurant staff not the most helpful! "If its not out, then there is none". Should have gone for the baked potato!! Note, you are NOT allowed to consume your own drinks in the restaurant! Castle audio guide is very good, room access good, and guides on hand to answer questions. Gift shop is well stocked and reasonably priced. No photography allowed in the castle.
Plan your trip to Kyle of Lochalsh
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Hidden gems in Kyle of Lochalsh
Side trips from Kyle of Lochalsh
Trips to Eilean Donan Castle by other users
14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA Fort William Isle of Skye Inverness 30 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Livingston Braemar St. Andrews 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Edinburgh Glasgow Fort William 7 days in Gairloch BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve Corrieshalloch Gorge Rogie Falls 22 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES London Portsmouth Wareham 34 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA Manchester Leeds York