Knock Castle

Aberdeenshire | Ballater | 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 4-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]

Location & info

📌 Knock Castle ★★
Off the B976 2 mi west of Ballater, G.R.: NO 352952 ///estate.eventful.acclaim
Always open | Free

Anything else? Space for a couple of cars by the track junction on the B976 at G.R.: NO 354949 ///hang.arming.overpower. From here it's a 5-min uphill walk to the castle on the unsigned track to the north (last part across a field).



[Castle interior]

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