DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Aldourie Castle

  • House & Family History: Aldourie was the family home of the Arts & Crafts artist Mary Seton Watts (born Mary Seton Fraser-Tytler). In 2014 Anders Holch Povlsen purchased the Aldourie Estate for £15 million. In 2019 it was reported that Povlsen owns 221,000 acres of land in Scotland, making him the largest landowner in the country.

    Comments: Historic Environment Scotland calls Aldourie "...an exceptional example of 19th century Baronial architecture."

  • Architect: William Burn

    Date: 1839
    Designed: Jacobean style additions
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Robert Stodart Lorimer

    Date: 1902-03
    Designed: Additions

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  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Past Seat of: William Fraser, 18th century; Fraser-Tytler family here from 1754 until the mid-20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Wedding & Event Venue

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01463-751-309

    Email: info@aldouriecastle.co.uk

    Website: https://www.aldouriecastle.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No