Eilean Donan Castle

Perhaps the most famous castle in Scotland, the Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich, on the West Coast of Scotland. Many movies were shot here. Among them; Highlander with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery and the James Biond film “the world is not enough” with Pierce Brosnan.

It’s situated on a little island called Donan (Eilean Donan means Donan’s island) that is connected to the mainland via the stone bridge you see below. The surrounding waters rise and fall with the tide as the open sea is just a few miles miles away.

I took this shot just after heavy rains (it rains a lot in Scotland) and the tide was in. Just a few hours earlier, when the tide was out, kelp-covered rocks are exposed making for a less interesting scene.

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