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Taymouth Castle, Apollo's Temple

Folly (18th Century)

Site Name Taymouth Castle, Apollo's Temple

Classification Folly (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Taymouth Castle Policies

Canmore ID 127599

Site Number NN74NE 14.09

NGR NN 78136 45571

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kenmore (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

Site Management (19 June 1990)

Circular, surmounting mound; semicircular arches with triple keystones, low ogee roof. Harled with margins. One of the spectacular and complete group of structures making up the Taymouth Castle estate (Historic Scotland) .

There is some evidence that the entrances were enclosed with doors and there are references to a "metal cast of a god, now lying at the base with disemembered limbs" suggesting the building originally housed a sculpture. (RPS Consultants Ltd)

The castle and its contents were sold in 1922 and it became a hotel. The site operated as a Polish hospital during the war and was later leased to a civil defence school.


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