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Tromlee Castle in Scotland

I am traveling to Scotland in a few weeks. I have found my family history goes back to Tromlee Castle, in the county of Argyll. Would anyone have any information to share about Tromlee Castle or the area? Is it on private land and can I see it? I've not found very much except the history of the castle. Thank you very much!

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I suggest ringing up one or all of the following to find out what they can tell you. They may also refer you onward with a "This is all I know, but if you ring so-and-so he'll know more" type of comment:

  • the Tourist Information office in Inveraray
  • the Visitor Centre at Ben Cruachan "Hollow Mountain" hydropower in Lochawe
  • the gift shop in Inveraray Castle.

You could also ask the B&B Brambles in Inverary -- which is a great place to stay, BTW. Modern, airy rooms and an excellent breakfast; they also serve lunch and tea/snacks all day. For dinner & pub in Inveraray, the George Hotel is the place to go.

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Thank you so very much! I truly didn't know where to start! I've made contact and looking forward to a reply. I really appreciate your help! Also, thank you for the wonderful ideas about dining!
Have a beautiful day!

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I have been looking at this website.

https://www.maccorquodale.co.uk/
"The ruin of the castle still remains on the island on Loch Tromlee and the remaining gable end of the later three story baronial manor house still stands tall at the heart of the barony which is today called ‘Ballimore Farm Estate’.

A substantial new house and cottage sit to the immediate south of the house’s ruin and are being run as self-catering accommodation."

There is a link to contact the estate and they may be able to help you about seeing Tromlee castle.

https://www.ballimore.com/contact-us/

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This is simply beautiful! Such great information! I have looked through the entire website and also their FaceBook page! You have been a great help! Wow! I really appreciate your reply to my post! Thank You!!

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I guess you already know that Tromlee is the seat of Clan McCorquodale and that Sarah, the elder sister of Diana, Princess of Wales, is married to a McCorquodale? Just a fun fact, FWIW.

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Oh my goodness, no, I didn't know this! Thank you for the 'fun fact'!! You've been so sweet to help me! Thank you for all the information! :-)