40 – Eilean Donan

The start of 2014 has not been good as far as photographic weather is concerned so I have been going back through my archives.  This series of images were made in June 2006 of the iconic castle at Eilean Donan,  on a small tidal island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland.  It was unfortunate that we only limited time to spend here and  made more frustrating by the tide being out.    Eilean Donan is high on my list of places to re-visit.

I have used the original RAW images to re-edit.

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A Traditional View of Eilean Donan Castle 

The Castle is located close to the Kyle Of Lochalsh and the new bridge connecting mainland Scotland with the Isles of Skye and is the former ancestral home of  the Chiefs of Clan Mackenzie.

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A Loan Piper at Eilean Donan

A good PR exercise by the current owners.  This loan piper plays Scottish laments, much to the delight of  visitors and adding much to the atmosphere of Eilean Donan.

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The Castle seen from the Mainland

The only dry land access to the castle by land is via this stone bridge, making the castle easy to defend.

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The Castle’s natural moat is dry at Low Tide

Visitors crossing the bridge  to the Castle at low tide.

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Children Play on an Old Cannon

To the right of the Scottish flag can be seen children playing on an old cannon below the ramparts.

Events for January

Market presentation

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