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One of the most photographed sites in Scotland, the Eilean Donan Castle dates back to the 13th century. Built as a defense against the Vikings and used during the Jacobite rebellions in the 18th century, this loch-side castle was restored in the 20th century and is now a popular destination for weddings and tours.

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The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

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Take a break from the city on a full-day trip through the Isle of Skye with convenient round-trip transport from central Inverness. In addition to navigating, your guide offers commentary about the area’s top landmarks, including Eilean Donan Castle, Portree, and the Old Man of Storr. Bring your camera: This trip offers endless panoramic views of Scotland’s natural landscape.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.38
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Skye and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Visit Eilean Donan Castle and the spectacular Isle of Skye on a full-day trip from Inverness, and explore an iconic Scottish landscape of wind-swept valleys, rock formations, and coastal cliffs. Travel in a Mercedes mini-coach, following a route through the mountains of Wester Ross on your way to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye, then visit the island’s highlights with an experienced guide. This full-day tour departs from central Inverness, and it’s the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to the Isle of Skye.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.44
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Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness

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Travel from Inverness to the Isle of Skye on a 10-hour day trip through the Scottish Highlands. Pass through glens and rugged mountain scenery, with stops at Loch Ness, Broadford and the ruins of Eilean Donan Castle, before reaching the purple heather–swathed hillsides of Skye. Then see the isle of Eilean Ban on the journey back to Inverness.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & The North West Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & The North West Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience Scotland’s dramatic landscapes with this two-day tour in the Highlands, including an overnight stay in the town of Fort William. Skip the hassle of a rental car and enjoy round-trip transportation from Edinburgh. Itinerary highlights include Doune Castle, Loch Ness, and the Commando Memorial. Learn about Scottish history from a local guide during this small-group tour.
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  • 2 days
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$115.15
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Immerse yourself in the rugged peninsular landscapes of the Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands on this 3-day trip from Edinburgh. During your visit to Scotland's wild northwest coast, you’re driven through the Highlands, including stops at Glencoe and Loch Ness. Stay overnight with daily breakfasts in the harbor town of Portree, where you find local pubs and have plenty of time to explore the Isle of Skye with your guide. Numbers are limited to 16 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 3 days
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$475.98
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Marvel at Scotland’s rural majesty on this 3-day Isle of Skye and Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Admire Loch Lomond and Eilean Donan Castle; and discover the relaxed lifestyle of Skye, with a stroll around the harbor town of Portree and a whisky tasting. Plus, explore Culloden Battlefield to learn of Scotland’s Jacobite Rising; visit Urquhart Castle, and cruise on Loch Ness. Some entry tickets are at your own expense.
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  • 3 days
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour Including "Hogwarts Express" Ride

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Venture to the Scottish Highlands and spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, including a steam train ride on The Jacobite of the West Highland Railway Line — aka the ‘Hogwarts Express’ of Harry Potter fame. This 3-day guided trip from Edinburgh takes you through Cairngorms National Park to regional highlights such as the Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin Mountains. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, ride the ferry to Mallaig and stop at the legendary Loch Ness. Enjoy daily breakfasts during your hotel or B&B stay in Portree.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$648.89
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3-Day Isle of Skye Inverness Highlands and Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Edinburgh
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3-Day Isle of Skye Inverness Highlands and Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the Scottish Highlands with this three-day tour from Edinburgh. Skip the hassle of a rental car and kick back in an air-conditioned coach with a local guide. Hear stories of Scotland’s history as you visit the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Inverness. This tour offers an immersive experience into one of the most scenic areas of the Scottish countryside.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.95
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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh
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3-Day Budget Backpacker Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Enhance your experience of Scotland’s spectacular Highlands on a 3-day trip to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. Alongside a professional guide, immerse yourself in the windswept landscapes and local legends of the Scottish Highlands as you visit the county of Dunkeld, famed for its association with Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, and Loch Ness, home to the mythical Loch Ness monster. Discover the atmospheric castle ruins and dramatic coastlines of the Isle of Skye and experience traditional Scottish hospitality during two overnight stays in shared accommodation.  
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.58
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Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness- 3 Day Group Tour from Edinburgh

Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness- 3 Day Group Tour from Edinburgh

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The Isle of Skye is the largest of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands and this multi-day tour from Edinburgh ensures you take in all the highlights. Admire natural wonders such as Loch Ness, Glencoe, and Ben Nevis; visit Lealt Falls, Dunvegan Castle, and Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye; and see Eilean Donan Castle, where 'Highlander' was filmed.
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  • 3 days
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$182.88
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5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

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Get a comprehensive look at Scotland during this 5-day journey through its rugged and rural landscapes. Travel through the Lowlands, Northern Highlands, West Coast, and the Isle of Skye, including a stop at Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle plus a seasonal railway ride on the Jacobite steam train. Enjoy overnight stays in Oban and Loch Ness, and a 2-night stay in Isle of Skye, with daily breakfast included
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  • 5 days
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

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Take three days to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this small-group tour from Glasgow by minivan. Admire the rugged beauty along Scotland’s windswept northwest coastline, with stops at Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness. Stay overnight, including breakfast, in Portree, located on the country’s second-largest island. Enjoy one free day to explore the Isle of Skye on your own. Numbers are limited to 16 people to ensure a personalized experience with your guide.
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  • 3 days
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$475.98
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

5-Day Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Jacobite Steam Train from Edinburgh

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Experience the dramatic beauty and history of the Scottish Highlands on this 5-day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a luxury coach, enjoy the scenery of Cairngorms National Park and the mysterious Loch Ness. Visit famous sites like Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, hear bloody histories like the battles of William Wallace and the massacre of Glen Coe, and journey on the famous Jacobite Steam Train from Harry Potter. Four nights in 3-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,123.03
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4-Day Isle of Skye & West Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

4-Day Isle of Skye & West Highlands Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Immerse yourself in the majesty of northwest Scotland on a 4-day tour of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. In a small group, witness some of the world’s most dramatic scenery from spiny cliffs at Neist Point to must-see Scottish landmarks like Eilean Donan Castle and Loch Ness, and hear tragic tales such as the massacre of Glencoe. Three nights in 3-star lodging and daily breakfasts included.
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  • 4 days
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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Adventure through wild countryside, ancient villages, and unspoiled islands in a group of maximum 16 people on this 5-day Scottish adventure. See the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and so much more, with an optional excursion to Staffa. Your tour includes four nights’ B&B accommodation in Oban and Portree, Skye, in your choice of guesthouse or hotel, as well as discounts on entrance fees.
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  • 5 days
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

3-Day Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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Don’t let limited time in Scotland stop you visiting natural wonders such as the Isle of Sky and the Scottish Highlights. On this 3-day tour from Edinburgh, you’ll admire Dunkeld Cathedral; the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle; and Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster of the same name. Plus, explore the Isle of Skye, gaze at the summit of Ben Nevis, and travel through the stunning Great Glen Way. Two nights accommodation and breakfasts are included.
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  • 3 days
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$291.26
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Glasgow
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3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Glasgow

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Explore the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Glasgow. Travel through the magnificent Highlands region to the Culloden Battlefield with a guide, and gain insight into the Jacobite Rising. Head along the banks of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, and take in top attractions such as Eilean Donan Island, Loch Long and the Isle of Skye. Admire fine views over the Cuillin Mountains and visit the harbor town of Portree. Perhaps enjoy a whiskey-tasting tour at a Fort William distillery, then explore Glen Coe.
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  • 3 days
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6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Witness the hypnotic beauty of Scotland’s northern islands on a 6-day tour of the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. With a friendly guide, journey through far-flung islands spotted with white-sand beaches and jagged peaks. Savor panoramic views from towering cliffs, and visit charming villages and landmarks like the Callanish Stone, Dunvegan Castle, and Glendale Castle. Five evenings in 3-star accommodation and daily breakfasts included.
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  • 6 days
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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness

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Experience the scenic highlights of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day trip from Inverness to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Loch Maree, Applecross, and the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, which stands at the confluence of three lochs. Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach with a small group that’s limited to sixteen people, and learn about Highland history, culture, and wildlife along the way.
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  • 11 hours
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$56.90
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5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour

5-Day Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and North West Highlands Tour

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Breathtaking scenery, beautiful Highland lochs, mountains and glens, ancient castles and historical sites, large vibrant cities and stunning locations. In 5 days we’ll show you all of these plus more of this wee country than any other tour of its length. All lead by your Ness Bus/Hairy Coo Guide. Be amazed by the landscapes on this tour. From the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and ancient standing stones of Kilmartin to Oban. We will take you to beautiful Glencoe, Glenfinnan and the Great Glen. Tour a Scotch whisky distillery, ancient castles, Loch Ness and spend a night on the Isle of Skye. Take a seal spotting cruise on Loch Carron, and step back millions of years among the geological wonders of Scotland’s far North West Highlands. Delve into the Jacobite Rebellions at Culloden Battlefield and locations from Outlander, Harry Potter and James Bond. Stroll across the world famous links of St Andrews Old Course and wander among the buildings of Scotland’s oldest University.
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  • 5 days
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$350.86
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Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow

Isle of Skye, The Highlands and Loch Ness - 3 Day Tour from Glasgow

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Ticking off attractions in mountainous Scotland can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the Scottish Highlands on a 3-day tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, with convenient round-trip transfer by air-conditioned coach. Customize your journey to suit you with the option to book with or without accommodation, and gain insight into the historic region from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 3 days
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$182.88
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3-Day Guided Tour of the Isle of Skye from Glasgow
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3-Day Guided Tour of the Isle of Skye from Glasgow

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Join us for a stunning 3 day tour from Glasgow to the Isle of Skye. Recently voted the 4th best island in the world by the National Geographic magazine, Skye is a "must visit" for anyone truly wishing to explore Scotland’s Highland’s & Island’s. Relax and absorb some of Scotland’s most spectacular Highland scenery. Enjoy the beauty of Loch Lomond, Glencoe, and Glenfinnan as we make our way to the beautiful Isle of Skye. Rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and stunning scenery; it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.
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  • 3 days
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$201.85
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Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye

Full-Day Private Tour: Isle of Skye

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This is a Tour that you cannot miss out on when you are up in the Highlands. The road trip alone is filled with jaw dropping views that would make you want to stop at every point. Our selection will ensure you get to see the best of the best. The Isle of Skye is as magical as it can get, that even dark rain clouds cannot ruin. You will find yourself counting rainbows along the way. You can sit back, relax and reserve your energy. Enjoy the unique Scottish landscape on the way to the Isle of Skye as your experienced Tour Guide takes you from one to another destination. Get acquainted with interesting stories of Highland Culture, Tartans, Kilts, Folklore and more. Please know that the Itinerary can change at any time due to unforeseen situations like Castle private events, Operating hours of Exhibition Centres, Distilleries, etc. Rest assured that we can take you to other equally amazing alternative Attraction.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6 Day Outer Hebrides & Isle of Skye Tour including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride

6 Day Outer Hebrides & Isle of Skye Tour including 'Hogwarts Express' Ride

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Make the most of a trip of a lifetime to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides with this comprehensive six-day tour. Instead of cramming a long train ride and the top suggestions on Google into a long weekend, spread your travel across the better part of a week and take the time to see corners of the Hebrides that most visitors don't get to see.
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  • 6 days
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What are Eilean Donan Castle hours of operation?
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Eilean Donan Castle hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 6pm from March - Nov (opens at 9am in Jul & Aug). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Eilean Donan Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Eilean Donan Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Eilean Donan Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Eilean Donan Castle costs USD 56.90. Guided Eilean Donan Castle tours start around USD 56.90 per person.
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