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In Castles Of Scotland - Volume 1 we visit one of Scotland`s most photogenic castles - Eilean Donan Castle on the road to the Island of Skye. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands. Once a fortress against Viking raiders, it was held almost constantly by the Mackenzies from the 13th to the 16th century. It then remained a neglected ruin for 200 years until Lieutenant Colonel John MacRae-Gilstrap returned it to its former glory in 1912. Carrying a myriad of tales and bearing the footprints of many warriors, few other castles have such a magnificent setting as this.
We also explore the majestic Edinburgh Castle - Scotland's most historic building. Dominating the skyline, it perches on an extinct volcano and is set in impressive grounds offering stunning views of the capital city and beyond. This instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol with a rich mix of architectural styles reflecting the castle's complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of kings. The tiny St Margaret's Chapel - it measures only 5m by 3m - is located at the very centre of Edinburgh Castle and at the highest point of Castle Rock and is dedicated to St. Margaret (1045-93) wife of King Malcolm III (c.1031-93).
Castles Of Scotland - Volume 1 is a fascinating glimpse of Scotland's history.
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