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Glenborrodale Castle (Ardnamurchan)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Charles Duneill Rudd

    House & Family History: The area around Glenborrodale is named for a nomadic Viking, Borrodale, who settled in this area with his tribe. The current Glenborrodale Castle was built 1898-1900 for Charles Duneill Rudd, who purchased the Estate and became Laird of Ardnamurchan. Rudd made his fortune in the diamond mines of South Africa with the De Beers Mining Company; according to local legend, before he died Rudd buried a large diamond somewhere in the grounds.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The 300-year-old Stables are extant.

  • Architect: Sidney, Mitchell & Wilson

    Date: 1898-1900
    Designed: House for Charles Duneill Rudd

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  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Past Seat / Home of: Charles Duneill Rudd, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Glenborrodale Castle Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01972-500-275

    Fax: 01972-500-274

    Email: relax@glenborrodalecastle.com

    Website: http://www.glenborrodalecastle.com

    Historic Houses Member: No