Eilean Donan Castle

April 25, 2018


Photographer: Lukas Gegg 
Summary Author: Lukas Gegg 

Eilean Donan Castle in the Western Scottish Highlands was built in the early 13th century. Its name is likely derived from the 6th century Irish Saint Donan, who evidently came to Scotland late in the 6th century. Situated on a small peninsula within the bay of Loch Duich, this castle can only be accessed by a small bridge during high tide. It was constructed to protect the lands of Kintail against marauding Vikings who controlled much of northern and western Scotland between the years from about 800 and to 1266. Note that the Scottish term loch refers to all larger bodies of standing water: bays, fjords and inland lakes. Photo taken on August 19, 2017.

Photo Details: Camera: Xiaomi Redmi 4; Exposure Time: 0.0021s (1/483); Aperture: ƒ/2.2; ISO equivalent: 100.