NM4099 : Kinloch Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

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Kinloch Castle
Kinloch Castle
Perfect weather around 8am.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4014 9953 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.8104N 6:16.9414W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 4016 9951
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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