Travel Photo 309150

Apr 7, 2023 2:20pm
We left Isle of Skye after really only seeing a fraction of it and came upon Eilean Donan Castle. The castle is one of the most photographed in Scotland. It was constructed in the 13th century and at one time encompassed the entire island. It was destroyed by British naval troops in the early 18th century during the Jacobite rebellion. For the best part of 200 years, the stark ruins of Eilean Donan lay neglected, abandoned and open to the elements, until Lt Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911. Along with his Clerk of Works, Farquar Macrae, he dedicated the next 20 years of his life to the reconstruction of Eilean Donan, restoring her to her former glory. The castle was rebuilt according to the surviving ground plan of earlier phases and was formally completed in the July of 1932. It is open to the public for tours and weddings, etc…

Lunsfords in Scotland and Ireland

Mar 23 - Apr 17, 2023
Trip planned to begin in NYC and travel to Scotland and then Ireland in April 2023.

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