Bamburgh Castle.

011009PICT00011-01 by paul2210
011009PICT00011-01, a photo by paul2210 on Flickr.

Bamburgh Castle from Stag rock.

Eilean Donan Castle.

We have been to the Highlands of Scotland many times now and we always find our way to arguably the most photographed Castle in Scotland; you don’t need to look any further than the traditional Christmas/New Year (New Year as it is traditionally eaten with a wee dram) shortcake tin. No matter where you go, you will always find a tin of shortcake with a photograph of this castle – Eilean Donan Castle. You would be forgiven for thinking that it has stood intact for centuries guarding Loch Duich from all-comers, but you would be wrong…. The current castle has been extensively rebuilt from absolute ruin. It is still very pretty though:-

Eilean Donan Castle[gallery]