The House from "Morris's County Seats," circa 1875.
The Banner Hall from a circa 1895 postcard
The stained glass Dining Room window from an early 20th century postcard
Earlier Houses: Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy built Balloch Castle on the site in 1552; this house was mostly demolished in 1799 to make way for Taymouth Castle.
Built / Designed For: Lieutenant-General John Campbell, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess of Breadalbane.
House & Family History: In 1842 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at Taymouth Castle for three days.
Comments: John Claudius Loudon called Taymouth "the most magnificent residence in the country." The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain called the neo-Gothic interiors of Taymouth "arguably second to none since the demise of Fonthill."
Garden & Outbuildings: William Adam landscaped the grounds circa 1732. Taymouth has an exceptional ornamental Dairy of white quartz, plus an Eleanor Cross, a Walled Garden, the Round Tower, and octagonal and rustic Lodges.
Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore PuginDate: 1838-42
Architect: Archibald ElliotDate: 1806-10
Architect: James Gillespie GrahamDate: 1838-42
Architect: John DouglasDate: 1746-50
Architect: William Adam, Sr.Date: 1733
Vitruvius Scoticus: Adam, W., pls. 50, 51, 1810.
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. 152, 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.
Country Life: Alistair Rowan in CXXXVI, 912, 978 plan, 1964.
Title: Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior, 1620-1920
Author: Thornton, Peter
Year Published: 1985
Reference: pg. 190
Publisher: London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape
Past Seat of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Lieutenant-General John Campbell, 4th Earl of Breadalbane and Holland and 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, 1806-34; John Alexander Gavin Campbell, 6th Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, 19th century; Campbell family here from 1550 until 1922.
Current Ownership Type: Corporation
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family