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Latitude: 56.4549 / 56°27'17"N
Longitude: -5.6872 / 5°41'14"W
OS Eastings: 172896
OS Northings: 735294
OS Grid: NM728352
Mapcode National: GBR DCBN.HQ9
Mapcode Global: WH0G8.M00W
Entry Name: Torosay Castle
Listing Date: 20 July 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351971
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17975
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles
Traditional County: Argyllshire
1856. David Bryce. Scots Baronial mansion. Corbie-step-gabled. Square tower with corbelled and crenellated parapet; aediculed window, stepped stringcourse and knotted rope motif to entrance front. Round tower with conical roof. Original interiors, massive Jacobean staircase in entrance hall etc. S front more Jacobean. Fine balustraded parapets down to gardens. Terraced gardens attributed to Sir Robert Lorimer.
Originally a seat of Campbells of Possil, (Lanarkshire) and called Achnacroish House. Acquired by Arbuthnot C Guthrie 1870 and name changed to Duart House (and in 1911 to Torosay Castle when Murray Guthrie sold Duart Castle to Sir Fitzroy Maclean).