OS Wallpaper Download: September 2023

By OS Team

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OS Wallpaper Download: September 2023 – Eilean Donan Castle

One of the most recognisable castles in the Highlands of Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle has featured in numerous film and TV scenes.

First built somewhere in the mid 13th century, the current castle is relatively modern. The castle had been nearly totally destroying in 1719 due to fighting during the Jacobite uprising. It was only in 1919 that Lt. Col. John MacRae-Gilstrap started to rebuild it, working to retain the style it would have been in two centuries earlier. 

This, and the beautiful scenery of Loch Duich made it especially appealing to to film-makers, starting as early as Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948). You may also recognise it from Highlander (1986), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Entrapment (1999), Rob Roy (1995), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) and The New Avengers (1976–1977).

Free Download: Desktop Wallpaper Background

2560 x 1440 (also for 2048 x 1152 | 1920 x 1080 | 1600 x 900 | 1536 x 864 | 1366 x 768 |1280 x 720, plus Teams and Zoom)
1920 x 1200 (also for 1680 x 1050 | 1440 x 900 | 1280 x 800)
1366 x 768
1024 x 768 (also for iPad)

Free Download: Mobile / Tablet Wallpaper Background

Mobile Wallpaper: For most mobile and tablet devices. For Android devices more of the image shows as you swipe between screens.

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands by John Lord

This image is available under the Creative Commons ShareAlike Licence. Follow this link to see more photos submitted by Geograph photographer John Lord 

Using the downloaded wallpaper image

To save the image on a computer, right-click (or alt-click) and select ‘save target as’ or the equivalent for your browser. If you are not sure of the screen size, use the largest one.

  • For most computers, right click the desktop and select ‘set wallpaper’ to change the wallpaper image.
  • For iOS devices, select the image, press and hold on the image to ‘save image’, then go to Photos > Share > Set as Wallpaper.
  • On Android devices, select the image, long press to ‘download image’ and then go to Wallpapers > My photos and select the image.

Did you know?: On Windows PCs you can save multiple wallpaper images to a single folder, and have your desktop background automatically change regularly by selecting that folder as the source

Got a great photo?

If you are an keen photographer and have a great landscape, cityscape or wildlife photo you would like to see featured, please see the submission guidelines.

You can also Browse all the previous wallpapers.


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