Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

It’s that Castle!

That’s all we need, more photographs on-line of Eilean Donan Castle! It is, after Edinburgh, surely the most photographed castle in Scotland? It’s also no stranger to the big screen, having featured in the films Highlander, Entrapment and the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough to name just a few. This guide is almost stating the obvious - a few of the best spots for photography of Eilean Donan Castle.


Where is Eilean Donan Castle?

Most interestingly it is where three lochs come together, Lochs Duich, Alsh and Long. More practically it’s on the A87, not far from the Skye Bridge.


Photographing Eilean Donan

Unless it’s horizontal rain I cant drive past Eilean Donan Castle without stopping to take a photograph or two. Seems like I am not alone, the photograph below was taken at 9am on a Wednesday morning as I waited my turn for the chance to capture the castle from this excellent spot!



Just past the castle (if you’re heading towards Kyle of Lochalsh) is the village of Dorney. That is where the picture above and the ones below were taken over a couple of recent visits.

Hanging Mist

This photograph was worth the wait, I love the hanging morning mist.

At Dorney there’s even a newish coffee and bakeshop to give you more incentives to stop. Thankfully there is quite a bit of parking at this spot, if you can get past the tour busses!

Waiting patiently behind for my turn at the spot!

Waiting patiently behind for my turn at the spot!

At Eilean Donan

Parking at the castle you can get some good views from the car park. Then just walk around looking for the best light/angle. I’ve caught it a few times with a rainbow as you’ll see in some of the photographs.

If you like photographing Scotland then not only is Eilean Donan worth adding to your list, but the nearby village of Plockton is beautiful. Plus of course just across the bridge there is Skye.



Paul Saunders is a Professional Photographer. Based in Loch Lomond he photographs weddings, people and businesses throughout Scotland. See also his Marketing and See Loch Lomond websites. Scroll through the series of Scottish photography blogs below.

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