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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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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Founded: 1565
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Kenzie Paterson (2 years ago)
Lovely building!
Matthew Douglas (3 years ago)
Tumbled down romantic Castle - accessible via a private drive that you kinda have to park on. It’s apparently ok to do this. Don’t be tempted to drive down the short grassy drive. It’s unlikely anyone else will be there when you visit. Lovely building, not much to see or learn but worth reading the online articles.
Frantisek Rymes (4 years ago)
Lovely place to walk.
John Dolman (4 years 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.
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