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Ardkinglas House (Ardkginglas Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house is built on the site of the Medieval Ardkginglas Castle, which was destroyed in 1769.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Andrew Noble

    House & Family History: Ardkinglas was built in the early 20th century of green granite topped with Caithness slate and is one of only four houses designed by Robert Lorimer, one of Scotland's leading architects. Lorimer designed everything, right down to the electrical fittings and door furniture, all of which are still in place today. The architect was allowed a completely free hand, and the result is a large baronial style mansion of over 80 rooms set in luscious gardens.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The estate today comprises 13,000 acres.

  • Architect: Robert Stodart Lorimer

    Date: 1906-08
    Designed: House for Sir Andrew Noble

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  • Country Life: XXIX, 746 plan, 1911.

  • Title: Country Life: 100 Favourite Houses
    Author: Green, Candida Lycett
    Year Published: 1999
    Publisher: London: Boxtree
    ISBN: 0752213334
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Listed as a Garden & Designed Landscape

  • "Lovejoy" (1992 - TV series, episodes 3.12 and 13, "Highland Fling," as the home of Lady Rebecca and the Brooksby family). "My Life So Far" (1999 - the movie was based on the book "Son of Adam" by Denis Forman, who was writing about Kiloran House). "Sense8" (2015-18 - TV series). "A Very British Scandal" (2021 - TV mini series, as interiors of Inveraray Castle).
  • Current Seat / Home of: John Noble

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Bt., 1907-15; Sir George John William Noble, 2nd Bt., 1915-37; Sir Saxton William Armstrong Noble, 3rd Bt., 1937-42; Sir Humphrey Brunel Noble, 4th Bt., 1942-68.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house can be hired for weddings and events.

  • House Open to Public: Limited Access to House - Grounds Open to Public

    Phone: 01499-600-261

    Fax: 01499-600-241

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.ardkinglas.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No