Shop
Discover

Loch An Eilein Castle

Loch An Eilein Castle

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 70 out of 70 hikers

Tips

  • Dan Hobson

    Loch An Eilein Castle stands on a natural island just off the north-west shore of Loch An Eilein, deep in the Rothiemurchus Forest. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Bishop of Moray. A tower was added by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, in the late 14th century. In the late 18th century the water level of Loch An Eilein was raised during the course of estate works, shrinking the island and covering the causeway. Today the castle is an inaccessible ruin and is home to nesting ospreys.

    • January 10, 2019

  • Denis

    The remains of a castle on its own island in the Loch An Eilen.

    • June 22, 2017

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Loch An Eilein Castle

loading

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
  • Easy
    01:24
    3.37 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
  • Easy
    01:40
    3.31 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:08
    9.92 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:06
    9.68 mi
    2.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:44
    6.52 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:50
    6.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:56
    6.96 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:00
    7.02 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
  • Difficult
    07:19
    17.4 mi
    2.4 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
  • Plan Your Own Tour
loading
Location: Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Information

  • Elevation250 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Highlands

loading
Discover

Loch An Eilein Castle