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 Castles of Scotland - Knock Castle






Location
Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Knock Castle is situated west of the town of Ballatar on Deeside, Aberdeenshire. It was built in the early 17th Century and a former stronghold of the Gordons. The castle is an oblong tower (keep) four storeys high with no wings. It once had a vaulted basement which has now collapsed. The east and south corners have circular angle turrets supported on corbelling, and the west facing corner has a square corbelled watch chamber. The castle is now cared for by Historic Scotland

Legends
According to tradition, in the 17th century raiders from the Forbes family killed all seven of Alexander Gordon's sons while they were digging peats. On hearing the news, Alexander fell down the castle stairs and died.


Other Castles in the Area
  Abergeldie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Balfluig Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Birse Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Braemar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Corgarff Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Edzell Castle, Angus
  Glenbuchat Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Invercauld House, Aberdeenshire
  Invermark Castle, Angus
  Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Kindrochit Castle, Aberdeenshire







Kindrochit Castle
Knock Castle in Summer. West of Ballater, on the South Deeside Road.

Photograph by Colin Smith. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Knock Castle map