Taymouth Castle, Scotland
This evening, I am posting information on Taymouth Castle, which is not a visitor attraction and not normally open to the public. Location is central Scotland, within walking distance of Kenmore which was covered in yesterday's post.
Some key facts:
Built on the site of ancient Balloch Castle which was built in 1550 for Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy.
This branch of the Campbell Clan subsequently fell on hard times but the family fortunes were subsequently restored.
The current castle dates from 1842 when it was completed in time for the visit of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort.
The family estates were broken up prior to WW1. The Castle then went through various changes of ownership and function including hotel, convalescent home, civil defence and a school.
After lying dormant for many years the building is now in private ownership.Here are images of aspects of the sumptuous interior.Presumably, a young Queen Victoria
Presumably Prince Albert
Heavily decorated ceilingVictoria and Albert initials