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Torosay Castle, Hebrides & Isles

Location: Craignure, Isle of Mull, PA65 6AY (map and directions)

Located on the Isle of Mull, Torosay Castle sits 1.5 miles from the Craignure Bay Ferry, and can be reached by road, but also by rail on the unique Isle of Mull Railway. Built in a Scottish Baronial style, there are over 60 rooms and 12 acres of gardens, which were designed at the start of the 20th century.

Torosay Castle, Hebrides & Isles copyright Eddy Lloyd
Torosay Castle © Eddy Lloyd

History of Torosay Castle

Torosay Castle is a large house designed by architect David Bryce for John Campbell, completed in 1858. John Campbell sold the castle to Arbuthnot Charles Guthrie in 1865, who used the house as a getaway from his London life as a successful businessman. Torosay Castle is privately owned by the Guthrie family and today serves as the seat for the Clan Guthrie.

The gardens are home to 19 statues which are considered by experts to be one of the finest examples of 18th century statues outside of Italy. Visitors to the gardens can take part in a Statue Walk to visit each of the statues which were rescued by Walter Murray Guthrie, from a deserted garden near Milan.

Inside Torosay, visitors can see family portraits, antique furniture, and even photos of Winston Churchill, who often visited the castle.

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Torosay Castle and its gardens are open to the public, with the Guthrie family living on the upper floors of the castle.




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