DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Darnaway Castle (Tarnaway Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: The Stuart family purchased Darnaway in 1562. In 1802 a new house in a Gothic French style was designed by Alexander Laing for the 9th Earl of Moray. The 14th century hall (the finest medieval hall in Scotland) was incorporated into the house of 1802.

    Collections: Darnaway contains a fine collection of family portraits.

  • Architect: Alexander Laing

    Date: 1802
    Designed: New house for 9th Earl of Moray

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  • Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 870
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Current Seat / Home of: John Douglas Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray; Moray family here until 1562.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No