Last order date for christmas is 2018-12-18
profile picture

„Eilean Donan Castle 5“

from the gallery of Chris Thaxter

As 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-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.
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-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.

Picture ID: a97cd63
Susanna Badau liked this artwork 2015-02-14 18:53:35 UTC
Ann Garrett liked this artwork 2013-05-29 13:45:02 UTC
Bel Menpes liked this artwork 2013-04-25 19:55:04 UTC
DiDi Higginbotham liked this artwork 2013-04-22 08:38:26 UTC
Irina Usova liked this artwork 2013-04-08 17:22:30 UTC
CHRISTINE LAKE liked this artwork 2013-04-05 13:20:41 UTC
Stephan Gehrlein liked this artwork 2013-04-03 21:12:05 UTC
fraenks liked this artwork 2013-04-03 19:18:50 UTC
Chris Thaxter liked this artwork 2013-04-03 18:58:18 UTC
Compose Comment