Eilean Donan Castle

You can explore almost every part of the Castle from the Banqueting Hall to the bedrooms. You'll be following in the footsteps of many a warrior - from the Vikings to James Bond, from Jacobites to Hollywood's 'Highlander'. Our guides will welcome you, show you around and answer your questions.

The introductory exhibition depicts the early history of Eilean Donan and the days when the Castle sat at the heart of the sea kingdom of the Lord of the Isles.

Today it contains a fascinating collection of castle, MacRae family and local history artefacts. The Great Hall contains fine furniture, family portraits and Jacobite memorabilia including a lock of Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair. The third floor of the Castle was only opened to the public in 1995 after the bedrooms were renovated.

The recreated kitchen enables visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells as Mrs. MacRae-Gilstrap, the butler and the kitchen staff prepare for one of the first banquets to be held in the newly rebuilt Castle in 1932.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

10am - 5pm, every day 1 April - 31 October

Admission charges

Please check.

Collection details

Architecture, Personalities, Weapons and War

Eilean Donan Castle
by Kyle of Lochalsh
IV40 8DX




01599 555202


01599 555262

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