Eilean Donan castle

Eilean Donan castle

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Caption: Eilean Donan castle at high tide. The castle is located on a small island in Loch Duich, in the western Highlands, Scotland, UK. This castle was built in 1220 for Alexander II as a defence against the Vikings. In 1539, the castle was occupied by Spanish troops who were attempting to start another Jacobite rising. Jacobite risings were rebellious wars occurring in the British Isles between 1688 and 1746, aimed at restoring James VII to the throne. The castle was reclaimed and demolished in 1719. It was restored between 1919 and 1932, which included the arch bridge at far left to provide easier access to the castle.

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