Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Eilean Donan Castle - 3

Today we celebrate the Birth of John the Baptist - midsummer day.

Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911 and proceeded to restore the castle to its former glory. After 20 years of toil and labour the castle was re-opened in 1932.

Happy Feast!

1 comment:

JoannaB said...

Like this :)