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TITLE
Taymouth Castle
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_350_P076
PLACENAME
Taymouth Castle
DISTRICT
Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Kenmore
DATE OF IMAGE
1800
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31108
KEYWORDS
castles
clans
Breadalbane
Campbells of Glenorchy
estates
Taymouth Castle

Taymouth Castle is located at Kenmore six miles from Aberfeldy. The castle dates back to the early 19th century with a 16th century tower house.

It was built by the Campbells of Glenorchy as the family seat, the building resembling the other Campbell castle at Inveraray. Taymouth is larger and more embellished than Inveraray, to match the estate. At one time the Breadalbane estates were almost 440,000 acres and stretched for over 100 miles.

Taymouth was built by James and Archibald Elliot, with plaster design by Francis Bernasconi and painting by Cornelius Dixon.

The estates were broken up in the 1920s and the castle was bought by The Taymouth Castle Hotel Company Ltd and the surrounding deer park was turned into a golf course. The castle was later used as a school for the children of American servicemen.

The castle has been unoccupied for the last 20 years but is maintained by a caretaker.

This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'

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Taymouth Castle

PERTH: Kenmore

1800s

castles; clans; Breadalbane; Campbells of Glenorchy; estates

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Taymouth Castle is located at Kenmore six miles from Aberfeldy. The castle dates back to the early 19th century with a 16th century tower house.<br /> <br /> It was built by the Campbells of Glenorchy as the family seat, the building resembling the other Campbell castle at Inveraray. Taymouth is larger and more embellished than Inveraray, to match the estate. At one time the Breadalbane estates were almost 440,000 acres and stretched for over 100 miles.<br /> <br /> Taymouth was built by James and Archibald Elliot, with plaster design by Francis Bernasconi and painting by Cornelius Dixon.<br /> <br /> The estates were broken up in the 1920s and the castle was bought by The Taymouth Castle Hotel Company Ltd and the surrounding deer park was turned into a golf course. The castle was later used as a school for the children of American servicemen.<br /> <br /> The castle has been unoccupied for the last 20 years but is maintained by a caretaker.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'