Torosay Castle was designed by architect David Bryce for John Campbell of Possil in the Scottish Baronial style, and completed in 1858. Torosay is surrounded by 4.9 ha of spectacular gardens including formal terraces laid out at the turn of the 20th century and attributed to Sir Robert Lorimer. The castle and gardens used to be open to the public, being linked to the Craignure ferry terminal by the Isle of Mull Railway.

The garden's Statue Walk is made up of 19 statues in the style of Italian sculptor Antonio Bonazza. The statues were acquired by then-owner Walter Murray Guthrie from a derelict garden near Milan and shipped to Scotland for next to nothing as ballast in a cargo ship.

Torosay Castle is currently closed to the public.

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Founded: 1858
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in United Kingdom

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Marco Bianchi (2 years ago)
Torosay Castle is a amazing place near Craignure. You can find a great population of ancient trees (the bigger than isle of Mull). Also it is nice to see an awesome view of coast. Sometimes is possible to see here the otters, it is more easy to see the Golden eagles =)(
Daniel Abril (2 years ago)
This castle is currently closed to the public but we parked at the beginning of the path, beside the building you see in the foto, which is just 50m from the castle. From there you can walk around and take some photos. You can also enjoy a nice view of Duart Castle from the other side of the bay. It would have been nice to see the gardens, who knows if they will be open to the public in the future.
Rob Borley (2 years ago)
Lovely gardens when open to the public, which is on Sunday during the summer.
jean buisseret (2 years ago)
It was close, a Thursday, during the summer, at 11am...
john marshall (2 years ago)
Beautiful gardens
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