Eilean Donan Castle

While taking our annual break in Argyll in October we decided to take the road to Skye and visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photgraphed and painted castles in Scotland and one which neither of us had ever been to before.  We drove through rain and snow stopping to admire the stunningly beautiful scenery in biting cold winds to arrive at Eilean Donan in pleasantly warm autumnal sun.

eilean-donan-castle

The castle has been described as the most Romatic castle in Britian, indeed it has even won an award to that effect, however it’s romanticism passed me by.  It is wonderfully quirky with stairways, corridors and little nooks all over the place, it has glorious views from just about every one of it’s windows, but for me their are several castles that would be further up the list of the most romantic castle in Britian.  It is still however set in a beautiful surroundings and is clear to see why it is favoured so much by the photographer and artist.

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