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Scottish Castles: Western Isles



Amhuinnsuidhe Castle
Isle of Harris, Western Isles
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle
Ammhuinsuihde Castle is located on the Isle of Harris in north-western Scotland and overlooks the sea. The castle is fully in tact, and somewhat resembles a country house, with three storeys, sharply angled roofs and many rectangular windows. It has... Read more >
Armadale Castle
Kilbeg, Isle of Skye
Armadale Castle
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... Read more >
Caisteal Maol
near Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Caisteal Maol
Caisteal Maol is a ruined castle located near the harbour of the village of Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. It is also known as Castle Moil. Read more >
Dunscaith Castle
Tokavaig, Isle of Skye
Dunscaith Castle
Dunscaith Castle is situated on the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye in the north of Scotland. The castle is built on an off-shore rock rising 40 feet above sea level. There is a gap of 20 feet between the rock and the mainland. The gap was once... Read more >
Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan Castle is located at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. It is the seat of the chief of the Clan MacLeod for nearly 800 years. The castle was first opened to the public in 1933 and is one of Scotland's most popular... Read more >
Kisimul Castle
Isle of Barra, Western Isles
Kisimul Castle
Kisimul Castle can be reached by taking a small boat from Castlebay (five minute trip, weather permitting). It is recommended visiting with a helper due to the boat crossing, difficult terrain and various levels within the castle. Kisimul Castle is... Read more >
Knock Castle
near Saasaig, Isle of Skye
Knock Castle
Knock Castle is situated on the east coast of Sleat, approximately 5 miles north of Armadale on the Isle of Skye. The castle is also known as Caisteal Chamuis (Castle Camus). Today the castle is in ruins. All that remains is an old 15th century keep... Read more >
Lews Castle
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles
Lews Castle
Lews Castle is a Victorian castle situated west of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Today the building is owned by the local council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and is category A listed building. Comhairle nan Eilean and its partners propose... Read more >
Ormacleit Castle
Isle of South Uist, Western Isles
Ormacleit Castle
Ormacleit Castle (also spelled Ormiclate or Ormaclett) is located on South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. The building is a ruined mansion house rather than a defensive structure. It was a T-plan, two-storey house which faced north onto a... Read more >