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Armadale castle ruins

Armadale Castle is a ruined country house in Armadale, Isle of Skye, former home of the MacDonalds of Sleat. A mansion house was first built here around 1790. In 1815 a Scottish baronial style mock-castle, intended for show rather than defense, designed by James Gillespie Graham, was built next to the house. After 1855 the part of the house destroyed by fire was replaced by a central wing, designed by David Bryce. Since 1925 the castle, abandoned by the Macdonald family, has fallen into ruin. The gardens around the castle have been maintained, and are now home to the Clan Donald Centre For the Blur single, see Country House (song). ... Armadale castle and gardens Armadale is a village on the Sleat Peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. ... Greenock Sheriff Court displays crow-stepped gables and corbelled corner turrets. ... James Gillespie Graham . ... David Bryce (1803-1876) was a Scottish architect. ... The Donald Clan Crest. ...


External links

  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Gazetteer for Scotland: Armadale Castle

 
 

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