Eileen Donan Castle

Eileen Donan is probably one of the most picturesque castles we've visited on our UK road trip. It's also one of the smaller ones. Built in the 13th century, it is rumored to have sheltered Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Having seen years of clan feuds and barely endured the Jacobite uprising, the castle today stands restored for us to enjoy.

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

entrance to Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

powder kegs inside Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

In 1719, during a series of Jacobite uprisings, Eileen Donan was occupied by a Spanish invasion force supporting the Jacobites. The Royal Navy, after being fired on by the Spanish force, demolished the castle with 27 barrels of gunpowder.

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

Eileen Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

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