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TITLE
Taymouth
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1475_P060
PLACENAME
Taymouth Castle
DISTRICT
Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Kenmore
DATE OF IMAGE
1804
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
G Garrard & T Medland
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31452
KEYWORDS
castles
clans
Breadalbane
Campbells of Glenorchy
estates
Taymouth

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. The surrounding deer park was made into a golf course. The castle was later used as a school for the children of American servicemen. It is now unoccupied.

This engraving, from a painting by George Garrard, can be found in 'A Sporting Tour of the Northern Parts of England and great part of the Highlands of Scotland', by Colonel T Thornton

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Taymouth

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. The surrounding deer park was made into a golf course. The castle was later used as a school for the children of American servicemen. It is now unoccupied.<br /> <br /> This engraving, from a painting by George Garrard, can be found in 'A Sporting Tour of the Northern Parts of England and great part of the Highlands of Scotland', by Colonel T Thornton