Glenborrodale Castle Gardens
The gardens are currently closed to the public.
Glenborrodale Gardens on the Ardnamurchan peninsula overlook Loch Sunart and the hills of Morvern. The gardens support an interesting juxtaposition of formal and informal areas, together with a beautiful ornamental lake. The gardens showcase a diverse range of ornamental species and are renowned for their fine collection of rhododendrons. There is also a lovely large walled garden of blue brick with ashlar copes and ornate wrought iron gates.
Glenborrodale Castle is an asymmetric baronial style mansion. The castle consists of a 5 storey tower, with caphouse and pedimented panel, abutting a dormered two-storey (plus attic) ‘chateau’ styled residence with a balustrade terrace and curved stairs descending to the gardens. A castellated two storey turret house completes the eastern side of mansion. The entrance is through a ‘segmented headed’ doorway in a projected squared porch in the gabled north elevation. The mansion was constructed in red sandstone by Sydney Mitchell between 1898 and 1902, replacing the earlier house of Charles Duneill Rudd. The style is Scots Renaissance, with detailed ornamentation on the woodwork, stonework and glazing adding to its decorative and Jacobean appeal.
Other buildings on site include former stables of bull faced rubble with ashlar dressing and an impressive lodge house, in the ‘Arts and Crafts Scots Free Style’ tradition.
A very impressive and architecturally ornate castle in the romantic style surrounded by some lovely gardens, supporting a fine collection of rhododendrons.
These lovely and intimate gardens are well worth a visit. The gardens used to be open on Mondays in season but are currently closed to the public.