Inspiration, Setting

Inspiration – Eilean Donan

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I would love to use this castle as a setting.

Eilean Donan Castle

Although 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.” (Information from: www.eileandonancastle.com)

This Virtual Tour is a lovely way to see more, including interior views.

What scenic location has inspired you in your writing?

Photo: S. Mark

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