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Record details

External Ref:LDC08
Name:Topographical survey at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire
Organisation:Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS)
Date:March 2008


A topographic survey was carried out as part of a wider programme of survey aiming to characterise the buried archaeological environment across the island. The survey provided a detailed contour map of the island and immediate surroundings, in addition to an outline survey of the extant castle structures. The survey also allowed a detailed plan to be drawn up of the castle defences which survive as earthwork features and have been previously planned only in sketch form. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation



Fieldwork Report  © Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (File size: 10713 KB)Appendices  © Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (File size: 3259 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NG 88221 25905 (337m by 617m) (Mastermap)
Map Sheet:NG82NE
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Ross-shire

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Toop, N. 07/2008. Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire: Archaeological Survey. Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS). 06/03/2009. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG45372Eilean Donan Castle (Monument)
MHG9201Possible vitrified fort, Eilean Donan (Monument)

Related Events

EHG2974Child event/activity: Trial trenching at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire (Ref: LDC08)
EHG2973Child event/activity: Geophysical survey at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire (Ref: LDC08)
Conservation Areas
Listed Buildings
Scheduled Ancient Monuments
Designed Landscapes
Registered Battlefields
Marine Protected Areas