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Keiss Castle

By 25th November 2021 No Comments

Keiss Castle is a partially ruined castle in Scotland, which stands on sheer cliffs overlooking Sinclair’s Bay less than one mile north of Keiss village centre, Caithness, Highland, Scotland.

The castle was constructed as a Z-plan tower house with 4 floors plus an attic and a vaulted basement. It had a pair of corner towers at opposite angles of a square central block, the main tower being very narrow for its height with tall chimneystacks.

The castle was built possibly on the site of an earlier fort in the late 16th or early 17th century by George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness (1582-1643).

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More information from Historic Environment Scotland

Image Courtesy Bill Henderson CC2.0

Reconstruction Animation by Andrew Spratt

Text Edited from Wikipedia

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