Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eilean Donan Castle - Scotland

OK, a little history lesson today about Scotland and it's castles.

According to Wikipedia, this castle sits on a small island in the western Highlands of Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge about one half mile from the village of Donnie. The name comes from Donnam of Eigg, a Celtic saint martyred in the Dark Ages.

Legend has it that Robert the Bruce was given refuge in this castle in the early fourteenth century -

If you look hard enough one can see Isle of Skye in the distance.

Two images today - one high resolution and one Iphone capture.

1 comment:

  1. Love your iPhone work Harry. I knew the caretaker who lived in the castle on his own during the winters. He went a bit strange after a few years :)