Even early on I knew that Eilean Donan had to be part of that. I have wanted to visit there since seeing it used in the movie Highlander. As I explored the area more I found other castles too. I tried to plan a route and visits to them all. In the end I would see most and only skip one for being too far out of the way and i will save it for my next visit.
Dunscaith- The Fortress of Shadows is on the Isle of Skye. This is a ruin with only a little of it left standing and it sits on a cliff with the Cuillins rising beyond. When I saw the name meant Fortress of Shadows, I knew I had to visit. Only a few visitors make the journey out to here. I spent a few hours on the site and really liked finding images here.
Inverlochy- A well preserved castle with all four walls still standing. This is on the edge of Fort William and it has modern things around it. Still worth a visit for an hour or so. Easy to get to since most visits to the Highlands involve going through Fort William.
Kilchurn- A very neat castle not too far from the Glencoe/Glen Etive area. Well preserved. I had heard it was open to visit but I found it locked up in November and had to photograph it from the exterior. This is another place one could spend several hours photographing. Even in a steady and heavy rain I explored the area for a couple of hours trying to grab some images of the different views of this structure.
I had wanted to visit Tioram and Caeverlock castles but did not have the time. On a future visit I plan to see them. You can also be sure I plan to revisit many if not all of these castles.
There are many more castles in the country and these were just a few of them. All were worth a visit and had chances for a great photograph or to just relive some history.