The unique positioning of the Eilean Donan, calmy connecting the three famous lakes of northern Scotland, adds to its pastoralism and picturesque scenario. Over the years, the overall structure of the castle changed with rooms and walls being removed and added.
The castle today features a modern portal and an original oak ceiling still decorates the banquetting hall. The 15ht century fireplace keeps the passing by warm.
Germany's True Gem
It was first built in the 9th century, designed to be a simple home. In the later years of the 17th century, over 15 million Euros were invested in the castle, preserving its unique architectural features. It's open to the public where the kitchen and the treasury, decorated in gold and silver artifacts, can be visited.
Up until 1992, an engraving of the castle was used on the german Mark note, and its exterior was used in several Hollywood movies. The Eltz Castle is a symbol in german culture alongside other great German brands such as B.M.W and Nivea.
Eilean Donan – Dornie, Scotland
One of the most magnificent spots in the Scottish Highland hills is for sure the magical castle of Eilean Donan. Besides featuring in the 1986 movie, "Highlander", it's a must-see destination. Located on an island between the three famous lakes Loch Duich, Loch Long, and Loch Alsh, Eilean Donan is a true gem.
The 13th century is when it was first established, however, the original structure of the castle had to be rebuilt in the 20th century, following the Jacobite rebellions.
Kilkenny Castle – Kilkenny, Ireland
This beautiful, stone castle has been standing since the 12th century. Its main features have a Gothic architectural style and its location was a strategic one, in the days when the River Nore had a controlled crossing point.
Today, the castle is enveloped by, painting-like green gardens which everyone can enjoy. The visitors of the castle can transfer back in time within its walls and emerge themselves in the wonders of history.
The rooms visitors can explore in Kilkenny Castle are numerous and one of the fascinating ones (in our opinion) is the nursery. The room takes you back into the 19th century. It features periodic toys and furniture and everything a child could have dreamt of back in the day.
Visitors can wander through the magnificent drawing-room, drift off to other lands in the huge library and embrace an experience one will never forget.