Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

There is a very rich romantic history that goes with the Eilean Donan Castle. The castle was built during the reign of King Alexander II. He built Eilean Donan Castle to give himself a defense against the Viking raids of the 13th century.

The Eilean Donan castle has a very strong keep, and no one was able to take it during the violent early yeas in Scotland’s history. In 1719, the Government warships attacked the castle. After the warships attack the castle's ruins stayed abandoned for many years. In the 1900s restoration was started on the astle.

The Eilean Donan castle is now used as the seat of the Clan MacRae family. The Eilean Donan castle gained fame when it was used in the original "Highlander” movie.

Sources and credits: http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eilean-donan-castle Picture courtesy of: Pixabay