Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stronghold in the Highlands

UK DE-1547101 received 09-30-2012

Sent by: ZitroneK
From: Münster, Germany
ID number: DE-1547101
Notes: Eilean Donan Castle was built in the 13th century for the Clans Mackenzie and Macrae.  It sits on a tidal island where Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh meet.  In 1719, the Mackenzie clan participated in the Jacobite risings, which aimed to put James VII of Scotland back on the throne of England.  Because of their involvement, the castle was destroyed by government ships.  It was reconstructed in the twentieth century, and is now the third most visited castle in Scotland.  I just wonder why a person from Germany sent this card to me - as if there aren't enough castles in Germany!!

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