Dornie Travel Guide

  • Dornie
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  • Robert & Brenda at Eilean Donan Castle
    Robert & Brenda at Eilean Donan Castle
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  • Plockton on a dreich day
    Plockton on a dreich day
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Dornie Things to Do

  • Yes, Tour Yet Another Castle!

    I had planned to visit the Isle of Skye on this moirning, but, when I woke up, the weather was windy and there was a pouring rain so I decided to go tour yet another castle of stone rooms. [heavy sigh] However, Eilean Donan Castle was different than the many other castles. It was more interesting because it was furnished as if the household had...

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  • A small garden

    ...continuing...Actually the Jacobite revolt story occupies a large part of the medieval scottish history, you may read of the famous Bonnie Prince Charlie many many times during your visits.The walkway, through a small garden, leads to the part of the castle facing the lake.

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  • Dornie in the distance

    You may see the small village of Dornie in the distance in this picture.There is where I took the opening picture, actually the last in my Eilean Donan Castle collection.The castle has been destroyed in 1719 as the jacobite lost the Glen Shiel battle...continues...

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  • Up the wall

    This castle good state of conservation offer you the chance to climb the stariways to the top, where you can enjoy the wonderful landscape from above.The castle has been inhabited until the seventies, in the last century. A lovely place for sure, but I fear also boring on the long run.

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  • This is NOT legal

    this is NOT legal, instead. I took it from inside the castle while attendants were not looking at me.The trick anyway, is easy. Just enter the place with the camera on your neck, turn it on with a fast gesture when you want to take a picture, set in autofocus mode and wait for the right moment to do your crime....

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  • This is legal too...

    This is legal too, as I took it a few meters away from the picture in the previous tip.I love to take picture through windows, it gives depth to the image. Photographers far better than me, like simone, may laugh at it, but I really love it.

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  • Inside the castle

    As in many other historical places her ein Scotland, taking pictures inside the building is not allowed, so that he maniac tourist is forced to buy small booklets from the shop for two or more pounds. I was at a balcony here, it was legal, then

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  • The main gate

    ...continues...but the news was that the castle was completely in ruin until th beginning of the last century, when his owner decided to give it a new life.Twenty years were necessary to rebuild it, and this may give an idea of the situation before the works of reconstruction...continues...

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  • Outside the castle

    The castle can be visited for a fair £ 5 entrance fee.I paid without saying a word, but I can say now that historical places were SOOOO expensive to enter.Scottish people definitely know how to get money from their national treasures.I found the castle in a good conservation state but.... continues....

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Dornie Restaurants

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    by LaineBelle Updated Dec 3, 2005

    I am asthmatic so really appreciated the non-smoking restaurant. There is a pub in the next room and that air was absolutely blue with smoke. The pub was also (typically) loud, so I appreciated the much quieter, peaceful dining room.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite meal here started with chicken liver pate as the appetizer then the main course of roasted salmon, finger potatoes and asparagus on a bed of saffron sauce and garnished perfectly with shredded (like angel hair) red peppers. Fabulous!

    The service was good as well.

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