For a fantastic day out and a very picturesque drive, we have the stunning Eilean Donan Castle castle, set in undoubtedly one of the most picturesque sceneries that Scotland has to offer, This is the castle that was the main setting for the 1986 Scottish film starring Sir Sean Connery ‘HIGHLANDER’ it is without doubt one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.
Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-
Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-