A new video highlighting more details of our beautiful apartments.
A new video highlighting more details of our beautiful apartments.
We have just opened up a brand new addition to our apartments. Located just outside the main building we have built a stand-alone one-bedroom cottage.
It will be perfect for a honeymoon or wedding couple, but all true romantics out there will truly love it! Offering more space than our standard one-bedroom units, it offers that extra sparkle of additional facilities and comfort. Benefiting from wonderful views over to the castle, it also offers a degree of privacy from all other residents. It will be wonderfully cosy all year round with the addition of a lovely wood-burning stove in the lounge, guaranteed to keep everyone toasty. Other features include a large four poster bed, and a huge bathroom giving you the option of a large walk-in shower or roll-top bath for those moments of indulgence.
As ever, all the internal furnishings are provided by ANTA Scotland, creating sumptuous contemporary interiors throughout. All in all, it’s a place you might never want to leave!
So after a great deal of effort we have finally managed to install our brand new live streaming webcam, which is now up and running and beaming video to all corners of the world. Over the last 5 years, our first webcam, located over at the Visitor Centre of the castle has proved hugely popular, with quite literally millions of people utilising it. On site, we share a direct web-link for this camera to our visitors, and many of them will phone friends and family just so they can log on and enjoy a wee wave or greeting from their loved ones on the other side of the camera.
Our 2nd camera, offering an entirely different perspective, has been mounted on the lee side of one of the building’s chimneys which helps to provide a little shelter from the worst of the highland wind and weather. The other benefit of this location is that it offers reasonably high elevation to view the castle across Loch Long, with Dornie Bridge in the foreground.
As is the way in the highlands, the light around the castle is always changing, and is hugely influenced by the season, the weather, the time of day or the turning of the tides, so you’re guaranteed a different view every time you log on for a look. Indeed if our first camera is anything to go by, many of you are likely to have a wee daily peek, just to see what’s going on!
Anyway, we hope you enjoy the new facility, and for those of you might be viewing from abroad, try to remember the time difference. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who contact us saying the camera’s not working without realising that night-time here can be pitch black!!!
The webcam can be accessed from the top of each page on this website, or you can click straight through HERE
The foundation of any top-quality establishment is ALWAYS built on the people that operate it, and here at Eilean Donan Apartments we have four of the very best!
The team is led by Manager, April Williamson (seated) who is ably supported by (L to R) Yvonne, Jacqui and Mandy. All four are local girls with extensive experience in hospitality.
Starting any new venture like ours inevitably presents its fair share of challenges, yet the four girls rose to every one they faced and have approached the opening with boundless energy, enthusiasm and grace. Their first priority has always been anticipating the needs of our guests, and every new check-in is greeted with the kind of hospitality the highlands is famed for. Unless you’re arriving in the middle of the night, at least one of the girls will be on hand to welcome you, take you to your apartment personally, and explain the various nuances of each unit and the equipment it holds. You’re bound to have questions, and the girls will only be too happy to help with any queries you might have.
Suffice to say that the pride they take out of the place is only matched by the pride they put into it, so when you eventually meet them, make sure to stop for a wee blether; they don’t bite! They each have bags and bags of local knowledge and will very happily share that knowledge regarding local places of interest, sights to see, places to eat or the easiest place to pick up a spare toothbrush!
If there’s anything at all that you’re not happy with in your apartment, please, please, please raise it with at least one of them. We can only rectify any issues if we know about them, and the girls would much rather hear about them while you’re here than read about them on some TripAdvisor review after the event!
Thanks for reading!
If you’re looking at this post, you might very well be considering choosing Eilean Donan as a venue for your wedding. You’ll have so many important decisions to take in the months ahead, and like most couples, probably only perfection will suffice for your every plan and detail. The problem is that it can sometimes be difficult to get a true feel for a setting or location prior to the big day itself. How do you create your vision? Well hopefully this post just might help.
We welcome Brides & Grooms to Eilean Donan from all round the world for their special day, with ceremonies normally taking place in our beautiful Banqueting Hall inside the castle itself. Every so often, when the happy couple desires, (and the weather Gods permit) we also hold ceremonies in the inner courtyard of the castle, overlooking the very lochs and mountains that draw our visitors here.
Emily & Michael, from Canada, were married here recently and have allowed the world to share in their incredible marriage thanks to this stunning video from Thistle Productions
Hopefully, this might give you a few ideas of your own.
Commonly referred to as Scotland’s most romantic castle; Eilean Donan offers a truly spectacular venue for your wedding. Located where three sea-lochs meet, surrounded by highland mountains and situated on a small island only accessible by its stone bridge, the castle has a unique magic all of its own, and is guaranteed to leave your guests talking for years to come.
With those guests in mind, we have just opened our brand new development of Eilean Donan Apartments, located just across the water from the castle itself. Offering 12 beautifully appointed, contemporary self-catering units of varying sizes it’s the perfect location to house your party under one roof. With six acres of land, there’s even room enough for a marquee on the lawn, although the area is well served with other wedding services too.
For the privacy of the bride and groom, we also offer our stunning holiday cottage which sits on the loch-side overlooking the castle, enjoying un-interrupted views which will simply leave you breathless.
So before you make any big decisions, just check out either of our two websites or social media channels to see the full Eilean Donan picture. You’ll most certainly have questions, so please don’t hesitate to call Rona, our Wedding Co-ordinator on 01599 555202 who’ll be very happy to help.