Eilean Donan castleHighland , Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle
The mysterious Eilean Donan castle in our webcam is a small island in the west of Scotland located in region of Highland. Untouched by globalization, surrounded by mountains in the middle of the lake. Look at our online webcam and you'll see it. By the legend, in the place where the castle stands now, there lived a monk named Donan, so the castle got its name.
Eilean Donan castle is a real star! Besides it is often photographed by tourists, the image of the castle is repeatedly used for postcards, and the castle frames appear in numerous films as a scenery. The most famous movie with the castle Eilean Donan "participation" is the "Highlander" movie.
No one knows when the castle Eilean Donan was built. More or less it is about the 12th century. At this time the castle protected the coast from the Vikings invasion. It is known, one of the walls of the fortress was built in the 13th century, and the northeast citadel was erected in 14th century.
In the beginning of the 18th century, Spanish soldiers arrived in this region. After their existence, Eilean Donan castle was almost completely destroyed. Only in the 20th century the castle was recovered according to the drawings found in Edinburgh.
Eilean Donan Castle in our online broadcast is one of the two strongholds of the UK with spiral staircases twisting in the opposite direction. Such an unusual design of the stairs is due the king built the castle was left-handed man.
Despite its solid age, the Eilean Donan castle in our live stream cam, is well preserved and welcomes many guests there. Citadel visitors wishing to enter into the castle should walk along a stone bridge of the same age as the palace itself in our webcam.
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Currently, the medieval castle of Eilean Donan in our online webcam belongs to the descendants of the Clan Macrae, owned the castle in the 16th century. Despite the fact that Macrae live in the castle at the present time, there are guided tours in the rooms not occupied by the family.
Eilean Donan Castle is popular for wedding ceremonies, thanks to its romantic and secluded atmosphere.
Since Highland is located in the west of Scotland, the climate determines the warm current of the Gulf Stream, so there is no very hot or very cold here. In January, the average temperature is about 4 ° C, in July -14 ° C.
Weather forecast in Highland for 7 days is available on our website online.