Knockhall Castle Ruins

Newburgh, United Kingdom

Knockhall Castle was built by Lord Sinclair of Newburgh in 1565. It was purchased by Clan Udny, who moved into the castle in 1634. The building was damaged in 1639 when taken by the Earl Marischal for the Covenanters, but was later returned to Udny hands. The Clan remained in the castle until 1734, when an accidental fire gutted the building and the Clan moved back to their other property, Udny Castle. Jamie Fleeman, the Laird of Udny's fool, is credited with saving the life of the family in the fire.

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Founded: 1565
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Frantisek Rymes (11 months ago)
Lovely place to walk.
Frantisek Rymes (11 months ago)
Lovely place to walk.
John Dolman (20 months ago)
A small castle ruin in a raised position overlooking the Ythan Estuary, presently for sale by Saville Estate Agents. A labour of love and a deep pocket for anyone looking to reinstate the property to its former state when last lived in 1730s. Note this privately owned and approached over others private drive.
John Dolman (20 months ago)
A small castle ruin in a raised position overlooking the Ythan Estuary, presently for sale by Saville Estate Agents. A labour of love and a deep pocket for anyone looking to reinstate the property to its former state when last lived in 1730s. Note this privately owned and approached over others private drive.
Tina Block Friis (2 years ago)
Not worth it! We drove though a terrible road (just following Google map to get to this castle) with high grass in the middle, so we was afraid to get stuck. We got there and there is no parking lots, only some private houses and the castle wasn't worth it!
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