Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh The original castle was built in the early 13th century as a defence against the Vikings. By the late 13th century it had become a stronghold of the Mackenzies of Kintail (later the Earls of Seaforth). In 1511, the Macraes, as protectors of the Mackenzies, became the hereditary Constables of the Castle.
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Originally built in the early 13th century, the castle was destroyed in 1719 by the English during the Jacobite Rising. It was rebuilt by Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap in the early part of the 20th Century to the surviving ground plan.