"Throughout it's life, the castle was the scene of frequent violence, with murders, executions, and sieges by both traditional enemies and quarrelsome branches of the Macleod clan. In 1672, a 14 day siege by the MacKenzies of Wester Ross brought MacLeod ownership of the castle to an end. The final blow came in 1795 when the castle was hit by lightning, and destroyed." With the description above, I thought you were talking about the City of Chicago. They did try to destroy it once by fire though I don't think it was lightening. Something about a cow and lantern right? Wish we had old castles here in the states to see. Instead, we have old homestead and miners cabins. Probably a social economic issue!