BOTURICH CASTLE, near Balloch
ACCESS : Currently restricted.
You may have been at Duck Bay on Loch Lomond and looked across the water to the far side. You may have noticed a large interesting building almost surrounded by trees, lawns stretching out in front, perhaps a large white marquee on those lawns. And wondered what that is. It is in fact Borurich Castle.
This has been one of those extraordinary buildings that had many a memory for many people, yet remained secluded and almost unknown to the rest of us.
It was designed by Robert Lugar in 1830 incorporating a 15th century castle. Later additions were by Scott, Stephen and Gale in 1834. An octagonal entrance tower dates from 1850 and some remodelling was done in the late 19th century.
The reason that it has so many good memories for many people is that it served as a grand wedding venue. Sadly 2020 saw a dramatic drop in patronising of such venues; a terrible side effect of covid-19, and it had to close.
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