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near Saasaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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 with traces of later buildings.

The castle was constructed in the 15th century by the Clan MacLeod. It was later captured by the Clan MacDonald in the late 15th century. Ownership of the castle passed between the two clans several times. It was rebuilt in 1596 by the MacDonalds. By 1689 the castle was abandoned and fell intop disrpair. Most of the stones were then used for nearby buildings.

It is said that the castle is haunted by a Green Lady - a ghost associated with the fortunes of the family who occupy the castle.

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

Strome Castle
Knock Castle. A 15th-century stronghold of the MacDonald that has taken its fair share of knocks, the castle has disappeared beneath ivy.

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