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Kiesimul Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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A small square tower house of three storeys and a lozenge-shaped court containing a hall, kitchen, chapel and other rooms entirely fill a small islet in Castle Bay, Isle of Barra. There is access by ferry when the castle is open. Much of the castle was built in the 15th century by the MacNeils. An Amercan descendant purchased the ruin and restored all the buildings during the 20th century. There is access to the wall-walks of both tower and court. The location is delightful.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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