Amazines Free Article Archive - Thursday, October 29, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133422)
 Advice (161146)
 Affiliate Programs (34755)
 Art and Culture (73741)
 Automotive (145654)
 Blogs (75203)
 Boating (9843)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4128)
 Business (1328966)
 Business News (426366)
 Business Opportunities (366335)
 Camping (10967)
 Career (72752)
 Christianity (15848)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115068)
 Computers (241945)
 Construction (38923)
 Consumer (49684)
 Cooking (17066)
 Copywriting (6639)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7543)
 Current Affairs (20418)
 Dating (45882)
 EBooks (19695)
 E-Commerce (48223)
 Education (185291)
 Electronics (83503)
 Email (6407)
 Entertainment (159838)
 Environment (28929)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5450)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110923)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196425)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11845)
 Feng Shui (131)
 Finance & Investment (310448)
 Fitness (106330)
 Food & Beverages (62911)
 Free Web Resources (7939)
 Gambling (30221)
 Gardening (25144)
 Government (10530)
 Health (629693)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44054)
 Home Business (91576)
 Home Improvement (251122)
 Home Repair (46170)
 Humor (4834)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45105)
 Interior Design (29581)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (191001)
 Internet Marketing (146459)
 Investment (22838)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80475)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20854)
 Marketing (98973)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18219)
 Music (27012)
 New to the Internet (9495)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129629)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11852)
 Pets (38068)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12682)
 Public Speaking (5635)
 Publishing (7527)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126635)
 Recreation & Leisure (95388)
 Relationships (87667)
 Research (16165)
 Sales (80335)
 Science & Technology (110255)
 Search Engines (23486)
 Self Improvement (153217)
 Seniors (6236)
 Sexuality (35948)
 Small Business (49293)
 Software (83012)
 Spiritual (23475)
 Sports (116093)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307841)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11740)
 Website Design (56837)
 Website Promotion (36588)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35788)
Author Spotlight

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more

I am pleased to write about incredible women who can make the world healthy and prosperous. My exper...more

Shovon Joarder has been working as Freelance Marketing Project Manager for over four years. He also ...more

The Word of God is as, “Sweet as Honey”. God has Taken Me Through a Whole Lot of Things...more

The Drama and Beauty of Eilean Donan Castle by Laura Jeeves

The Drama and Beauty of Eilean Donan Castle by
Article Posted: 12/10/2015
Article Views: 184
Articles Written: 4248
Word Count: 569
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Drama and Beauty of Eilean Donan Castle

Travel & Tourism
The raw and rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands is legendary. Amidst the wild, windswept landscape of shimmering lochs, jagged peaks and lush, verdant valleys, the sense of history is almost palpable. People from all over the world come to this magnificent location to explore its bountiful natural highlights and the scars and relics of the past, left by centuries of kings, queens, nobles and peasants.

Explore the Highlands on a Barge Holiday

Traversing the lochs and waterways of this awe-inspiring region on a barge holiday is one of the most relaxing and illuminating ways to unlock the secrets of the storied Scottish Highlands. Visitors get to see the highlands from a very different vantage, and there's something quite special about this 'big picture' view that affords a deeper understanding of the scope of its beauty. Among the historical attractions included on the itinerary of many barge holidays through the Scottish Highlands is the picturesque Eilean Donan castle.

Eilean Donan Castle

Set on a tiny island jutting out into a loch, the first sight of the castle's dramatic silhouette against a brooding sky is unfailingly evocative - one can almost hear the hooves of knights and cries of battle echoing around the highlands.

The tidal island on which the castle sits is at the juxtaposition of three lochs - Loch Duich, Loch Long, and Loch Alsh. The island is so small that, at first glance, it appears as if the beautiful stone castle is actually hovering over the water. Visitors can cross over the arched stone bridge that links it to the mainland and explore the beautifully preserved interiors of the castle, including the wood-beamed grandeur of the Great Hall.

The site has a history dating back at least 800 years and through at least four incarnations of the castle. It served for many centuries as the stronghold of two great Scottish clans – the Macraes and the Mackenzies. In the 18th century, however, the Mackenzies' role in the Jacobite rebellions led to retribution from the government of the day, who razed the castle to the ground. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the castle was reconstructed under the supervision of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap.

Preserved for Posterity

Its picture-perfect profile and romantic ambience makes the castle a popular wedding venue, but such is the drama and theatre of this fairy-tale setting that it has also been immortalised on film, on many occasions.

A number of high-profile movies have been shot in and around the castle. The best-known (and the reason why so many visitors experience a certain déjà vu) was the iconic Highlander – in which the timelessness of the castle's exterior and the harsh, haunting backdrop of the highlands made the ideal setting for a story set in the 16th century. In the James Bond classic, The World is Not Enough, the castle took on a somewhat more modern appearance, as the headquarters of British secret intelligence agency MI6.

Authentic, timeless and steeped in legend, Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most recognisable icons of the Scottish Highlands and a magnificently preserved piece of 13th century history.

Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways. We can provide you with a luxury, all-inclusive barge holiday in Scotland to enjoy the sights of the most picturesque lochs and waterways. Wonderful barge cruises are also offered in France, Holland, and Italy.

Related Articles - Barge, holiday,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 Author Login 
Register for Author Account


Advertiser Login


   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  


Great Paranormal Romance


Jason Ng has a huge passion for the health and fitness industry as he strongly believes that having ...more

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from under the GNU FDL license