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Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Image 1: Eilean Donan Castle. The front of the castle, showing the bridge out to the castle's island.

Eilean Donan is owned by the MacRae clan, who have rebuilt the castle (it was completely ruined before the reconstruction). While giving an excellent idea of what the castle looked like, it is very commercial. Most of the main tower has been made into a family museum. The guide book that you can buy in the tourist shop is big on pictures but small on information.

Main Tower

Image 2: Main Tower. This is the main tower of the castle. Just barely visible at the bottom of the picture is the McRae WWI memorial. The words of the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", by Canadian John MacRae, are written on the memorial. John MacRae was related to the MacRae clan.

Courtyard

Image 3: Courtyard. This is the view of the courtyard from stairs on the main tower. The battlements in the middle of the picture are those found on the far right of picture #2.

Main Tower from the Courtyard

Image 4: Main Tower from the Courtyard. This picture was taken from the opposite direction as picture #3. It shows the main tower, where picture #3 was taken, from the direction of the courtyard.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon FG-20 manual SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens. The images were captured on Kodak Ektachrome slide film.