1719:Eilean Donan Castle ~ Scotland - The castle was founded in the 13th century, and became a stronghold of the Clan MacKenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae. In the early eighteenth century the MacKenzies' involvement in the Jacobite rebellions led in 1719 to the castle's destruction by government ships. LTC John Macrae-Gilstrap's 20th century reconstruction of the ruins produced the present buildings.
Built in the 13th century to hold back the Vikings, Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous sites in Scotland. It is situated on an island, surrounded by the amazing scenery of the Scottish highlands. The fortress has been rebuilt at least four times and for around 200 years (from 18th to 20th century) it actually laid in ruins. It was re-opened in 1932