Eilean Donan - Tour to the Isle of Skye
About this tour
As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all round the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands.
Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory - completing the project in 1932.
The twentieth-century reconstruction of the ruin was eventually opened to the public in 1955. This circular tour of the West Highlands travels up the stunning A830 'The Road to the Isles' passing Glenfinnan and the spot near Arisaig where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed on the Scottish mainland in July 1745.
Sailing over the sea to Skye with Caledonian MacBrayne from Mallaig - Armadale the tour makes its way along 'the garden of Skye' to the village of Broadford. After visiting Broadford the tour returns to the Scottish mainland via the Skye Bridge. Eilean Donan Castle is located near the village of Dornie - approximately 9 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh.
The 2017 promotional rate for each passenger, including all ferry fares and entrance to Eilean Donan Castle is £11.00.