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Torosay Castle and Gardens, Isle of Mull

Torosay Castle and Gardens

Isle of Mull
Argyll, Mull, Bute
PA65 6AY
Tel: +44 (0)1680 812 421
Fax: +44 (0)1680 812 470
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Torosay Castle was completed in 1858 by the eminent architect David Bryce in the Scottish Baronial style. It is one of the finer examples of his work and possibly one of the few still used as a family home and open to the public. Bryce’s clever architecture results in the Castle combining elegance and informality, grandeur and homeliness.

Inside Torosay Castle visitors are welcome to wander round the principle rooms which all contain a wide range of family portraits, memorabilia and antique furniture set in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

In the archive rooms visitors can learn all about David Guthrie James’ adventurous life which includes sailing in one of the last Windjammers, successful escape from P.O.W. camp and polar exploration. Visitors are welcome to browse through all the material and books on show.

Torosay is surrounded by 12 acres of spectacular gardens including formal terraces (attributed to Sir Robert Lorimar) which are covered with roses, other climbers and underplanted with perennials. An impressive statue walk which consists of 19 limestone figures were sculpted by Antonio Bonazza and brought to Torosay in about 1900. This remains one of the most significant collections of such statuery in Britain. Torosay gardens provide an interesting and unusual contrast of formal and woodland gardens, and the dramatic and wild scenery makes the setting all the more special.

This unique island 101/4" gauge railway runs from Craignure to Torosay and operates steam and diesel hauled trains. The journey is one of great beauty with panoramic views of Ben Nevis, the Glencoe Hills, the Island of Lismore, Ben Cruachan and Duart Castle. Interesting wildlife can be seen in the woodland section of the journey as the train climbs gradients as steep as 1 in 52, and in spring and summer the primroses and the rhododendrons make the journey a particular delight. A variety of tickets are available and trains can be chartered by prior arrangement.

A visit to Mull Rail and Torosay Castle and Gardens set on the magnificent island of Mull is an experience not to be missed, and is fun to visit, and visit again, in all seasons and all weather.

Torosay Castle and Gardens, Isle of Mull

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Shop, Holiday Cottages, Childrens' Adventure Playground.

Additional Services
Torosay has 2 self catering holiday cottages available all year.  Within two miles of the ferry and services at Craignure, the cottages are ideally situated for exploring Mull, watching wildlife, or quiet relaxation.   

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Narrow gauge railway

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