DiCamillo Companion

Kames Castle

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

    House & Family History: The lands of Kames were granted to the Bannatyne family by Robert the Bruce in the early 14th century as a reward for their service at the Battle of Bannockburn. The 19th century essayist and critic John Sterling was born at Kames Castle in 1806.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits in 20 acres of grounds, which includes a two-acre 18th century walled garden.

  • Architect: David Bryce

    Date: Mid-to-late 19th century
    Designed: Alterations
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: William Bannatyne, 18th century; Sir William Macleod Bannatyne, Lord Bannatyne, until 1810. James Hamilton, early 19th century. Duncan Hoyle, mid-19th century. John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Estate cottages can be booked for holiday stays

  • House Open to Public: Folly / Outbuildings Only - By Appointment

    Phone: 01700-504-886

    Email: info@kamescastlecottages.co.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No