NM4099 : Kinloch Castle - Sitting Room

near to Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

Kinloch Castle - Sitting Room
Kinloch Castle - Sitting Room
A glass cabinet in the corner is full of humming birds, once living in the glasshouses. The heating failed one day and they all died!
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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Sunday, 17 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 June, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4014 9954 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.8157N 6:16.9420W
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