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Dornie is a village in the Scottish Highlands, most famous for Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich.

Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich
The bridge to Eilean Donan Castle

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By Bus[edit]

Long distance Citylink [3] coaches from Glasgow, Fort William and Inverness to the Isle of Skye stop in Dornie, although you should tell the driver / wave at him to stop.

During the summer, frequent local buses operated by Stagecoach [4] run to and from Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. These are substantially cheaper than the Citylink services.

By Train[edit]

Several trains a day run on the scenic railway from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, from where you can catch a bus or coach (see above).

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Get around[edit]

The village of Dornie is situated about 200m off the main road, and many visitors only go to the Castle on the other side of the road. It's only 5 minutes walk between the two.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Eilean Donan Castle, 01599 555202 (, fax: 01599 555262), [1]. Every day 1st Feb – 24th March 10.00am – 4.00pm (Last Admission 3.00pm); 25th March – 27th Oct 10.00am – 6.00pm (Last Admission 5.00pm). a real picture postcard castle, it sits on its own small island about 50m into Loch Duich, reached by crossing a stone bridge / causeway. Remodelled several times into an "ideal" castle, it is well worth a visit, with some interesting rooms and exhibits. Adults £7.50; Concessions (Seniors Aged 60+) £6.50; Family (2 Adults + 3 Children Age 5-15) £20.00; Children over 5 £4.00; Under 5s FREE; Group Rate (min 12 persons) £6.50.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Go hiking[5] - this is one of the best areas for walking in Scotland.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • There is a fairly good cafe in the Visitors Centre
  • Pubs in the village itself.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Pubs in the village itself.
  • Hectors Plaice and Bothy, Station Road (Kyle of Lochalsh), 01599 534248, [2]. Best fish and chips in area. Great well priced cafe next door. Good food and friendly staff. Cafe breakfast highly recommended!!!  edit

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