Eilean Donan Castle tours

Private tours of Eilean Donan Castle and the Highlands from Edinburgh including a visit to Glencoe & Buachaille Etive Mor. We take you to the best spots for taking pictures of the beautiful scenery of the Highlands.Phone +44131-549-9785 for booking

Private tours of Eilean Donan Castle and the Highlands from Edinburgh including a visit to Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor .

Take an epic journey through the Highlands to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle . Where are the top three locations for pictures of Eilean Donan Castle ? Your guide will take you to the best spots for taking pictures of the castle and the beautiful scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands . Whatsapp +447305294773 , phone +44131-549-9785 for more details and availability or contact us online .

What makes our tours unique ?

  • professional guide
  • private tours – only small groups up to four people
  • Scottish music – TV / film themes and Scottish artists
  • photography – we help customers to take the best possible pictures on their trip
  • information about Scottish culture and arts

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This photo tour is ideal for beginners/ intermediate photographers . Your photo guide will offer assistance as required with taking pictures. Shore excursions– all of our tours are available as shore excursions from the Edinburgh ports South Queensferry, Newhaven and Rosyth . Daytime phone number +44131 549 9785.

Our promise – your guide will always be friendly , helpful and informative .

Private tours Edinburgh are Good to Go – The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means we adhere to the respective government and public health guidance, and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to ensure the required processes and protocols are in place. Phone +44131-549-9785 for more details or contact us online .

  • Glencoe
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Buachaille Etive Mor
  • Private tour of the Highlands
  • Photography tour
  • Tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh 

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is the stunning Highlands castle set on an island in the middle of three lochs. The castle is the most photographed castle in the UK and it featured in the films Highlander and James Bond . Your tour guide will take you to the three best locations for pictures of the castle .

Eilean Donan means Island of Donan (a religious figure from the 12th century). Eilean Donan was Clan MacKenzie’s most important stronghold from the 13th Century until it was destroyed in 1719.

Robert the Bruce was given refuge in Eilean Donan Castle by John MacKenzie, Second of Kintail when he was being hunted by the English .

In 1719 three English frigates sailed into Loch Duich and bombarded the castle with cannon fire until a direct hit on the arsenal left it in ruins. The castle them lay in ruins for nearly 200 years. In 1911 John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the castle and spent 20 years restoring it .

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The 8 Best castles in Scotland

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The Scottish castles collection features pictures of Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland by photographer David Rankin. Take one of our Eilean Donan Castle photo tours to visit the castle and get some great pictures of it .

Eilean Donan Castle was originally built in 1220 and owned by the MacKenzies of Kintail. The MacRae Clan who settled in the area came from the Beauly Firth where they had protected the Clan Fraser.

In 1719 it was held by Spanish Jacobites. Three English frigates sailed into Loch Duich and bombarded the castle with cannon fire until it was in ruins. The castle them lay in ruins for nearly 200 years. In 1911 John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the castle and start work to restore the castle over a period of twenty years at a total cost of a quarter of a million pounds. Local materials were used wherever possible.

More recently the castle featured in the film Highlander and a James Bond movie, the World is not enough .

Our James Bond tours feature a visit to the castle 

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Eilean Donan Castle tours

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Visit Eilean Donan Castle on our unique tours of the Highlands