Eilean Donan Castle
Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, UK
Eilean Donan CastleThe prototypical Highland castle with its drawbridge, tower, spectacular ramparts and fantastic setting on a sea-loch near the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan is probably the most photographed pile of stones and mortar in the country. Originally constructed to repel Viking invaders in the 13th century, the condition of the castle today is thanks to a 20th-century restoration. The whole spectacular place looks like it belongs in a mythical world—either that or in an over-the-top movie.