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Eilean Donan Castle...probably Scotland's most photographed castle
From Kyle of Lochalsh we continued to drive east on A87 along the shore of Loch Alsh.  As we neared the junction of Loch Long and Loch Duich with Loch Alsh we stopped again to view the most photographed castle in Scotland...Eilean Donan Castle. No doubt its location is picturesque as it is surrounded by water and snow capped mountains.

Unfortunately, the castle was closed so we could not wander its towers or inner courtyard. However, the grounds around the castle were open so Mar and I stretched our legs and had a look around.

Funny...the castle itself was closed but the gift shop was open for business. At least the loos were available for our use too. I had a wee bit of time to take a gander at the gift shop's wares. SCORE! Gifts for mom and dad...and they were on sale! My dad plays golf so what more of an apropos gift than a golf shirt from the birthplace of the sport! Plus it had an embroidered emblem. For my mom, I got her a beautiful small hand-embroidered tablecloth that had a lavender colored thistle flower at its center. My dad has worn the shirt many times however, I have yet to see my mom bust out the table cloth...hmmm perhaps she thinks it is way too nice...go figure?!?
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Eilean Donan Castle...probably Sco…
Eilean Donan Castle...probably Sc…
Loch Alsh a seen driving along A87
Loch Alsh a seen driving along A87
Blue skies, castle, reflection of …
Blue skies, castle, reflection of…
Looking across Loch Alsh
Looking across Loch Alsh
Eilean Donan Castle entrance
Eilean Donan Castle entrance
Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Duich
Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Duich
Clan MacRae Roll of Honour at Eile…
Clan MacRae Roll of Honour at Eil…
Castle exterior facing the Loch Du…
Castle exterior facing the Loch D…
Near Ault a Chruinn and Sgurr An …
Near Ault a' Chruinn and Sgurr An…
On the footbridge of Eilean Donan …
On the footbridge of Eilean Donan…
Sgurr mhic Bharraich viewed across…
Sgurr mhic Bharraich viewed acros…
Eilean Donan Castle situated just …
Eilean Donan Castle situated just…
Bealach Ratagain as seen across Lo…
Bealach Ratagain as seen across L…
Mar at Eilean Donan Castle
Mar at Eilean Donan Castle
Loch Duich from Glen Shiel
Loch Duich from Glen Shiel
The snow covered tops of 2 of the …
The snow covered tops of 2 of the…
Eilean Donan Castle...seen in the …
Eilean Donan Castle...seen in the…
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