NM4099 : Kinloch Castle

near to Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

Kinloch Castle
Kinloch Castle
Sir George Bullough's castle as seen from the servants quarter.
Kinloch Castle
James Bullough bought Isle of Rum 1886 for 35,000. His Son George inherited much of the family fortune and spent 15 million (in today's money) constructing the castle. Building began in 1897 with 300 craftsmen, and was finished in 1900.
The red sandstone was from a quarry in Corrie, Arran.
For the gardens 250,000 tons of soil was imported, a walled garden and greenhouses built, water features, bridges and appropriate ornaments. The greenhouses were for peaches and grapes and other fruit associated with the Mediterranean. Sir George died in 1939 leaving the castle to his wife who in turn sold it to Scottish Natural Heritage for around 1 per acre.
Sadly the castle has fallen into disrepair but SNH are paying for the upkeep. The hostel in the back will have to move however. The building featured in BBC's 'restoration' in 2003.
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2012
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Ashley Dace   (find more nearby)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4017 9953 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.8114N 6:16.9118W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4013 9952
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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