Scotland Travel Pictures
Scotland's iconic castle, Eilean Donan, also known as Dornie Castle.
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Built in the 13thC, Eilean Donan is a charming little castle on an island in Loch Duich in the west Highlands. It's connected to the mainland by a footbridge and is situated about half a mile from the village of Dornie. The castle has been restored and welcomes visitors, at a price. There's plenty of car parking nearby but no disabled access.
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A few Scotland Facts:
This raw and beautiful country occupies the northern third of Great Britain and offers the tourist some great holiday attractions, ranging from the sophisticated and lively cultures of Glasgow (the largest city) and Edinburgh (the Scottish capital and home of the wild and world famous Edinburgh Festival), to fabulous historic golf courses (such as St Andrews where the laws of the game were ordained), stunning castles in picturesque settings (travellers can stay in some of them), a few neolithic sites (especially on the Orkney Islands), staggeringly beautiful, empty roads for driving or biking tours (particularly in the Highlands) but most of all Scotland tourism offers some of the world's most spectacular hiking routes, over rolling green hills and past monstrous lochs (lakes) with only occasional ruined castles or isolated cottages to remind the walker of humanity. Smaller castles in Scotland often serve as delightful if pricey b&bs.
On the positive side the country is cheap, cheerful, lush and curvy, unspoilt and has vastly long daylight hours in the summer; on the negative side the climate has a tendency towards cool, wet and changeable while walkers pausing beside some awesome loch may not enjoy the attentions of the notorious Scottish midges (tiny biting, swarming creatures).
Note that Scotland is quite northerly so daylight in wintertime is in very short supply, so save the walking tours for summertime!
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