Where is Torosay Castle
The castle is open mid April to mid October, 7 days a week
Who owns Torosay Castle
History of Torosay Castle
Inside Torosay Castle you can wander round the principal rooms which include the front hall dominated by a collection of red deer stag antlers, the central hall, dining room, the library with its impressive collection of books, the children's nursery, bedroom and drawing room with its spectacular views of the garden.
All the rooms contain a wide range of family portraits, memorabilia and antique furniture set in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It includes the Guthrie portrait of William Wallace, dating from the 17th Century and there are photos of Winston Churchill, who was a frequent visitor
Torosay also has an impressive statue walk with 19 lifesize limestone figures which were sculpted by Antonio Bonazza. They were acquired from a deserted villa near Padua and were brought to Torosay in about 1900.
Many tender plants grow outside on account of the influence of the Gulf Stream, and to the west of the garden you will find the woodland garden with pool surrounded with candelabra primulas and other moisture loving plants, the alpine garden, rhododendron collection with Himalayan blue poppies and many woodland plants. The eucalyptus walk along the burnside which leads to the old walled garden can be found to the south, and to the east you can explore the bog garden, old rock garden, greenhouses and Japanese garden with its dramatic seaview.
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