Rough Guides’ nominates Scotland in their top ten must-visit holiday Destination for 2017

Here at the Award winning Mains of Taymouth Country Estate we would have to agree Scotland is steeped in history and heritage with breath-taking countryside.

Mains of Taymouth Farm Present
Whether it be tracing J K Rowling’s inspiration on the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone or simply exploring on your own Mains of Taymouth is a great place to stay. On Loch Tay in Kenmore, it is a wonderful base for all manner of adventures and discovery.

Mains ofTaymouth has a fascinating history of its own.

Mains of Taymouth Farm Past
It was originally built as the Home Farm to Taymouth Castle which is located a mile away on the other side of the River Tay. Taymouth Castle was built on land originally where the first fortress of Balloch House once stood and was erected as the new home for the Campbell Clan of Glen Orchy. Over the centuries the Clan amassed land through feud and marriage and went on to be the largest, most successful Estate in Britain. 

The Estate Village, now Kenmore Village and Mains of Taymouth Home Farm, now Mains of Taymouth Country Estate and Golf Course were built at this time and ran as a successful businesses. They were sold at auction at the end of the first World War in 1922.
This is where we join the story. Mains of Taymouth was purchased by a gentleman builder by the name of Duncan Menzies from Glasgow for his son to provide a living as a successful dairy farm for the whole area.

4 generations of Menzies and the family involvement is still going strong. During this time the Farm developed, to include a popular caravan park with the addition of a shop and petrol pumps in the late 1950’s. The families dream of having a golf course became a reality when a Mains of Taymouth Golf Club opened in 1992 on former agricultural land. Meanwhile the reclaiming of the dilapidated farm buildings continued to create who we are now The prestigious award winning Mains of Taymouth with 43 properties the majority of which have the Scottish Tourist Board 5* accreditation.

The Mains of Taymouth Country Estate has come a long way throughout the last 100 years guided by the safe hands of the Menzies Clan. It continues to grow and evolve offering a tranquil holiday destination to enjoy the splendour and majesty of our beautiful location as did Queen Victoria who honeymooned at Taymouth Castle.

Why not come and visit and be part of the history?

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