Knock Castle

[Knock Castle]

Deeside has several famous castles but Knock Castle is very much off the beaten track. Hidden away in between areas of forest and a short walk from the nearest road, this four-storey tower house dates to the late 16th century and you can still carefully poke around inside. This is a pleasingly quiet and atmospheric place with none of the bluster of nearby Balmoral Castle.

[Knock Castle]

Name: Knock Castle ☆☆☆
Location: Off B976 2 miles west of Ballater, G.R.: NO 352952 / estate eventful acclaim
Open: Always
Cost: Free
Anything else? Space for a couple of cars by the junction at G.R.: NO 354949. The castle is about 500 metres uphill on the unsigned track to the north (last part across a field).

[Castle interior]

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