Taymouth Castle

Taymouth Castle

Cameron S.
Taymouth Castle is situated just north-east of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross in the Highlands of Scotland. It stands on the site of the much older Balloch Castle (built in 1550), which was demolished to be rebuilt on a much larger scale in the early 19th century by the Campbells of Breadalbane. It was visited by Queen Victoria in 1842. Built in the neo-Gothic style on a lavish scale, no expense was spared on the Castle's interior, which was decorated with extravagant sumptuousness incorporating carvings, plasterwork and murals. Panels of medieval stained glass and Renaissance woodwork were incorporated into the scheme. Much of this decor survives, though the Castle has lost most of its original rich furnishings. The grounds of the Castle hosts an 18 hole golf course which was designed by James Braid. #ancient #big #block #brick #britain #british #building #cammys #castle #century #courtyard #doorway #estate #fort #fortress #gables #grey #heritage #historic #keep #kingdom #loch #medieval #old #palace #roof #scotland #scottish #stone #stronghold #tall #tay #taymouth #tower #turrets #uk #united #walls #windows
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