Kenmore and Taymouth
Kenmore Bridge, Taymouth Castle, Taymouth Gate, Rock Lodge, Loch Tay
Kenmore lies at the Eastern end of Loch Tay; a planned estate village in the precincts of the privately owned Taymouth Castle. The whitewashed cottages stand neat and charming.
Car Park Map Coordinates: 56.584310, -3.997771
Do yourself a massive favour and park up at the car park at Kenmore and just spend a few hours walking around the place. Walk along the banks of the River Tay, take in Maxwell’s Temple, marvel at Taymouth Castle. The walking here is fantastic; great scenery, lots of points of interest and easy going on the old soles.
Map Coordinates: 56.585733, -4.001772
A beautiful old bridge. Often driven over without much notice by the visitor because it forms part of the A827. Anywhere in Scotland where you find a castle or a stately home of any standing, you will usually find wonderful practical architecture like viaducts or bridges.
Map coordinates: 56.594542, -3.981389
At time of writing, Taymouth Castle is undergoing a major renovation. If you’re planning to visit the castle, it may not be possible to get that close to it. However, the views along the River Tay are worth exploring by themselves.
Google Map Coordinates: 56.597197, -3.986150
Just a short walk along the River Tay, Rock Lodge is a gothic folly situated across the river from Taymouth Castle. It was built in the early 1800’s as part of the remodelling of the estate. Although Rock Lodge is shown in the pictures as a ruin, it is has undergone a stylish remodel and is now a private residence.
Bridge Map coordinates: 56.596533, -3.984676
Taymouth Castle can be reached from Rock Lodge by a bridge over the River Tay known as the Chinese Bridge. At the time of writing, access may be limited to both the bridge and the Taymouth Castle estate but it is well worth exploring, being a gentle stroll down the beautiful River Tay.
Loch Tay Crannog
Car Park Map Coordinates: 56.578630, -4.004468
The Loch Tay Crannog is just a 5 minute drive from Kenmore. Well worth a visit to understand how people 2,500 years ago on Loch Tay. In peak times, you may have to park in Kenmore and walk.
Pictures in and around the stunning Loch Tay.