Thursday, 17 November 2016

Dunvegan ~ Eilean Donan Castle (Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland)

Eilean Donan Castle 
TJ Drysdale
Eilean Donan Castle (Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland)

A picturesque castle that frequently appears in photographs, film and television dominates the island, which lies about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the village of Dornie. Since the castle's restoration in the early 20th century, a footbridge has connected the island to the mainland.

Eilean Donan, which means simply "island of Donnán", is named after Donnán of Eigg, a Celtic saint martyred in 617. Donnán is said to have established a church on the island, though no trace of this remains.

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