Monday, October 20, 2014

Armadale Castle

   Armadale Castle is a ruined country house in Armadale,Skye and the house of MacDonald family. A mansion house was first built there around 1790.In addition to this in 1815 a Scottish mock-castle, intended for show rather than defense, designed byJames Gillespie Graham, was built next to the house. After that in 1855  the part of the house destroyed by fire was replaced by a central wing, designed by David Bryce.Since 1925 the castle, abandoned by MacDonalds has fallen into ruin.The gardens around the castle have been maintained, and are now home to the Clan Donald Centre, which operates the Museum of Isles.

                                           These are some photographs of the Armadale Castle.