Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland's Most Romantic Castle

Five Sisters of Kintail

The countryside surrounding Eilean Donan Castle is of exceptional beauty and grandeur with breathtaking mountain, loch and forest scenery. Moist west winds from the Atlantic give a soft and tender climate. Rich in wildlife, the area offers fascinating rewards to the observant nature lover. There are Otters and Seals, Wild Goats, Red and Roe Deer, whilst overhead may be seen ravens, Buzzards, Falcons and the Golden Eagle.

The impressive Falls of Glomach, near Dornie are well worth the long hard climb up to them. One of the highest in Britain, the falls include a sheer drop of 300 feet and a further fall of 50 feet from a projecting ledge to the bottom pool.

Dornie is the mini-capital of Kintail and an ideal centre for exploring from Loch Hourn To Torridon and the Isle of Skye. It is a haven for naturalists, walkers and the more ambitious who choose to climb the Five Sisters of Kintail or the Cullin mountains. Boat hire and fishing tackle are available locally. In the cool of the evening you can take it easy and relax in any of the local hotels.

 

 


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