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Knock Castle on the Isle of Skye, Sleat.
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Knock Castle on the Isle of Skye, Sleat.

Knock Castle, also known as Caisteal Chamuis (Castle Camus) is a former stronghold of the MacDonalds. It lies on the east coast of Sleat, approximately 35 miles north of Armadale on the Isle of Skye, south of Cnoc Uaine, on the eastern side of Knock Bay. Currently the castle is in ruins; it consists of an old 15th century keep of which one part, a window, remains to some height with traces of later buildings. A stronghold is a strongly fortified defensive structure. ... The Donald Clan Crest. ... Sleat is a peninsula on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. ... Armadale is the name of several different things: Armadale (novel) is a book by Wilkie Collins Places in Australia: Armadale, Victoria is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. ... Looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ...


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


It is claimed by tradition that the castle is haunted by a Green Lady, a gruagach - a ghost associated with the fortunes of the family who occupy the castle. The ghost will appear happy if good news is to come; if there is bad news she will weep. The castle is also said to have had a glaistig, a spirit which is said to have a particular concern with caring for the livestock. A signature Cox Brownie A brownie, brounie/Urisk (Lowland Scots) or ùruisg/brùnaidh (Scottish Gaelic) is a legendary kind of elf popular in folklore around Scotland and England (especially the north). ... Shoaler 3 July 2005 13:04 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


External links

  • Photo gallery and information about the castle.
  • History of the castle's ownership

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Knock Castle / Isle of Skye (410 words)
Two MacDonald strongholds on Skye seized from Clan MacLeod were the ruined Castle Camus or Knock Castle, four miles from Armadale on a headland near Teangue in Sleat, and Duntulm.
It is recorded that on August 31st, 1632, a certain McConillreich, signed a bond of fealty with the occupant of the castle, Sir Donald MacDonald of Sleat.
From Knock the Chief of Clan Donald left for Dun Sgathaich, leaving Knock as one of the fortresses of the Baronets of Sleat.
o0drayke0o got their homepage at Neopets.com (3514 words)
There are seven castles (shown to the left.) You automatically have access to the first two castles, you gain access to the other 5 castles by beating the castles (i.e knocking off the treasure).
This is to hopefully knock the crown and wall AWAY from the inside of the castle in case the treasure is inside the castle.
If your castle has been turned to rubble and you have some wall pieces lying flat with a little space between them, it is almost impossible for Skarl to hit your treasure or even bump it if you put it there between the flat wall pieces.
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