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Murthly Castle (Murthley Castle)

  • House & Family History: Murthly is probably most famous today as the home of Sir William Drummond Stewart (1795-1871), a noted 19th century adventurer and British military officer. For a seven-year period in the 1830s Sir William traveled extensively in the American West, taking along the American artist Alfred Jacob Miller, who sketched and painted the Rocky Mountains and the daily life of Native Americans.

    Collections: A large collection, now dispersed, of Alfred Jacob Miller's paintings of the American West once hung in Murthly.

  • Architect: William Adam, Sr.

    Date: Circa 1725-40
    Designed: Curved exterior staircase with loggia below
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 28, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. VI, 1823. Scotland, 1830.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Outstanding

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Drummond Stewart, 7th Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Owned by Murthly & Strathbraan Estates and available for weddings and events.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01738-630-666

    Email: info@murthly-estate.com

    Website: http://www.murthly-estate.com

    Historic Houses Member: No