Kenmore is a small Village 37 miles
northwest of Perth at the north end of Loch
The Village is popular for its Holiday
Resorts, Hotel with a large riverside beer
garden, Taymouth Castle Estate Walks, Golf,
Salmon Fishing, Watersports,
Hill Walk, and
the Crannog Centre
showing how people used to live in Houses built
on the Loch.
Click on Map for Area Attractions
Camping & Touring Parks in
The image top is of Taymouth Castle
in a Country Estate at Kenmore, with the Main
Entrance being from Kenmore Square, from where
you can walk around the Estate. This Castle was
completed in 1842 for Clan Campbell to replace
their Castle from the 1400s. The Castle is
Private, is being converted to a Family Home or
a Hotel? Website .
The Beach at Kenmore is on the east side of
the Village at the head of Loch Tay.
The Village Square has a few Cottages, Post
Office, Church, Hotel and the Main Entrance to
Taymouth Castle, it is about a 20 minute walk
from the Gateway to the Castle.
From Kenmore Bridge you get a good view
across the River Tay to the Kenmore Hotel Beer
Garden, one of the largest Beer Gardens in
Scotland where you can relax and watch people
Swimming and Kayaking. This Bridge was built in
Club is a Resort on the southwest side of
Kenmore Bridge with a Lochside Restaurant,
Tennis, and Cottage Style Accomodations.
The Mains of
Taymouth Resort is on the northeast side of
the Bridge with a wide range of Self Catering
properties, Golf, Horse Riding, Watersports,
Restaurant and Shopping.
Crannog Centre is under 1 mile southeast of
Kenmore on the east side of Loch Tay. This is a
reconstruction of a Loch Dwelling completed in
1997, with these having been used from 5,000
years back, the remains of over 500 Crannog's
have been found around Scotland.
The Taymouth Marina is
also on the east side of Loch Tay by the
Crannog Centre with Self Catering Properties
and a wide range of Watersports Hire.
1263 - the first Campbell's are
recorded in Scotland.
1300s - the Campbell's fought with Robert
the Bruce during the Wars of Independence
against England. After Bruce became King of
Scotland, he awarded vast Estates to the
Campbell's, much of this land taken from Clans
that fought against The Bruce.
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.