Location County Country
Eilean Donan Castle Inverness-shire Scotland

Description15th Century castle located on a tiny island in Loch Duich. Famously used as a location in the 1986 film "Highlander".
What to ShootShoot the castle, including the instantly recognisable arched access bridge.
What to TakeTake some ND and graduated filters to control contrast and to allow long exposures which look particularly good here. Don't take excess kit - the steps are very steep!
ParkingThere is a carpark beside the road at the Visitor Centre.
Best TimesIt is best to shoot when the tide is in, else the seaweed in the loch bottom just looks unattractive. Of course, if you can get there when there is snow on the ground...
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Well known artists working at this location

Photographer Website
Joe Cornish www.joecornish.com
Lee Frost www.leefrost.co.uk
Mark Voce www.markvoce.com
Mark Setchell www.thesetchells.com
Colin Homes www.longexposuretechniques.com

Sunrise and Sunset times for next 12 months

Date Sunrise (Bearing) Sunset (Bearing)
14-Jun-2017 03:25 (49°) 21:20 (311°)
14-Jul-2017 03:47 (52°) 21:09 (308°)
14-Aug-2017 04:47 (65°) 20:06 (294°)
14-Sep-2017 05:51 (83°) 18:44 (276°)
14-Oct-2017 06:54 (102°) 17:22 (258°)
14-Nov-2017 08:03 (119°) 16:10 (241°)
14-Dec-2017 08:56 (128°) 15:38 (232°)
14-Jan-2018 08:52 (125°) 16:10 (236°)
14-Feb-2018 07:53 (110°) 17:19 (250°)
14-Mar-2018 06:41 (93°) 18:22 (267°)
14-Apr-2018 05:15 (74°) 19:29 (286°)
14-May-2018 04:04 (58°) 20:33 (302°)

N.B. Times are shown in GMT/UTC, so sunrise & sunset will be an hour later during British Summer Time (late March to late October).

Tide Information - courtesy of UK National Oceanography Centre

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Weather Information - courtesy of UK Met Office

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Further information about this location

Name Website
Eilean Donan Castle Official Website www.eileandonancastle.com/
Eilean Donan Castle (Wikipedia) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eilean_Donan

Accommodation and Refreshment

Name Type Distance (miles) Website Phone

Beinn Edra B&B


IV40 8HB

BnB 0.4 beinnedra.com +44 1599 511291

Conchra House Country House

Sallachy Rd


IV40 8DZ

BnB 0.4 www.conchrahouse.com +44 1599 555233

Green Gables House B&B


IV49 9AQ

BnB 14 www.greengableshouse.co.uk -

Luib House B&B


IV49 9AN

BnB 14 www.luibhouse.co.uk +44 1471 820334
Scottish YHA Hostel Unknown (Generic) www.syha.org.uk -
Scottish Independent Hostels Hostel Unknown (Generic) www.hostel-scotland.co.uk -

Please mention the Tripod Holes website when contacting the establishments above.

Nearby Locations

Loch Arkaig (22 miles), Elgol (23 miles)

N.B. Distances are shown as the crow flies - it will be further by road.


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