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 Castles of Scotland - Armadale Castle






Location
Kilbeg, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Description
Armadale Castle is a ruined country house in Armadale, Isle of Skye. The building was built as a baronial style mock-castle in 1815, and was abandoned in 1925 and has since fallen into ruin. The estate was purchased by the Clan Donald Lands Trust in 1971.The Trust has restored the gardens and part of the Castle, created a museum and built holiday accommodation and established a visitor centre.

History
The original building was a mansion house built in 1790 by the first Lord Macdonald. Part of this original mansion can still be seen as the white section of the building in the photos. In 1815 the building was extended to form Armadale Castle. In 1855 fire destroyed much of the original house. In 1925 the Macdonald family moved to a smaller house a few miles away, leaving the castle to fall into disrepair.


Other Castles in the Area
  Caisteal Maol, Isle of Skye
  Dunscaith Castle, Isle of Skye
  Eilean Donan Castle, Highland
  Kinloch Castle, Highland
  Knock Castle, Isle of Skye







Knock Castle
Armadale castle, Skye, Scotland

Photograph by Wojsyl. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Knock Castle
Armadale Castle. Isle of Skye. The white building at the right hand side is the original mansion house built in 1790.

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


 Armadale Castle map