Taymouth Castle
Taymouth Castle is situated just north-east of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross in the Highlands of Scotland. It stands on the site of the much older Balloch Castle (built in 1550), which was demolished to be rebuilt on a much larger scale in the early 19th century by the Campbells of Breadalbane. It was visited by Queen Victoria in 1842. Built in neo-Gothic style, no expense was spared on the Castle's interior, which was decorated with extravagant sumptuousness in carving, plasterwork, murals, etc. on a scale equal to or surpassing any contemporary building in the British Isles. Panels of medieval stained glass and Renaissance woodwork were incorporated into the scheme. Much of this decor survives, though the Castle has lost most of its original rich furnishings.

Restoration to a luxury hotel
Renovation work was started on the castle to make it the first 6 or 7-star hotel in the UK. However work stopped in late 2006. On 10th April 2009, the company restoring Taymouth Castle was declared insolvent. The building is watertight and discussions will apparently take place soon as to its future.