Eilean Donan offers one of the most iconic images of Scotland. It is situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery.
First inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.
Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.
This photograph is a wet plate version of the view of Eilean Donan Castle from the north, on Loch Alsh through to Loch Duich. The photograph can be purchased as print, mounted print in frames, canvas or aluminum or as a digital file.