1552 - Balloch Castle was built where
Kenmore is today for Clan Campbell.
The Village of Kenmore no doubt grew around
the Campbell Castle as these Estates employed a
large number of people.
1572 - the Kenmore Hotel was built for Colin
Campbell to replace a Tavern on that site from
1700s - The Campbell's fought for Kings
against the Jacobite's. After the
Jacobite's were defeated, the Campbell's and
other Clans that fought for the Kings gained
wealth, while many Clans that fought against
1760 - Kenmore Church was built in the
Village Square, a time when the 3rd Earl
Campbell was redesigning the Village.
Most early Castles had their Workers living
around the Castles, then as they began
enlarging the Castles and adding show Gardens
with plants from around the world, mainly to
show their friends how rich they were, they
built Villages about 1 mile from the Castle to
house their workers. Was not a good look having
many poor people around their grand homes.
1774 - Kenmore Bridge was completed across
the wide River Tay.
1842 - the huge Taymouth Castle was
completed for the Campbell's on the site of the
old Balloch Castle.
1900s mid - many large Landowners began
having financial difficulties, struggling to
maintain their huge homes. Many began selling
off some of their land, opening Golf Course,
Theme Parks, Holiday Parks and Hunting to try
and raise funds for the upkeep. Some gifted
their Homes to Historic Scotland to be used as
1982 - Taymouth Castle was abandoned due to
lack of maintenance. It is thought the new
owners are going to convert the Castle to a
Luxury Hotel or Private Home, work is still
being carried out in the 2020s.
1992 - the Mains of Taymouth Golf Course was
opened on the grounds of Taymouth Castle, with
many holes around the Castle.
1997 - The Scottish Crannog Centre opened by
2000s early - some land of Taymouth Castle
was converted to Holiday Resorts such as the
Mains of Taymouth and The Kenmore Club.
2013 - the Taymouth Marina opened by Kenmore
for Holidays and Watersports.