Luxury Holiday Accommodation Overlooking Loch Tay
When award-winning local architect Eric McKenzie Strickland, brought his Australian born wife Naomi (a successful graphic artist & photographer) to see The White Tower for the first time, they fell in love with it’s beauty and the grandeur of the surroundings. They set about a loving and careful restoration of The Tower to create the most idyllic of holiday hideaways.
History of The White Tower
Taymouth Castle Look-Out Tower Accommodation
The White Tower was built around 1506 and was the look-out tower for the magnificent Taymouth Castle, home of the Marquis’ of Breadalbane – owners of one of the largest estates in Scotland. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at the Castle during their honeymoon in 1842; they were captivated! For Victoria, it was the start of a love affair with the Scottish Highlands that was to last a lifetime. Empress of India, Queen of the vast British Empire: the world was her oyster but her heart was to ever be in the Highlands and it all began at Taymouth!
Reviews & Awards
Five Star Luxury Scottish Accommodation
The White Tower is a Five Star holiday home, as awarded by Visit Scotland.
Eric McKenzie Strickland is not new to the restoration of old buildings, with a number of such jobs ‘under his belt’. The conversion of the Watermill Mill, in nearby Aberfeldy, into a stunning visitor attraction gained him the premier award for such work in the area. One of his designs for a ‘new build’ on the shores of nearby Loch Tay, resulted in his practice winning ‘House of the Year’ at the prestigious Dundee Institute of Architects.
To find out more about the work of McKenzie Strickland Architects or view availability for new holiday developments at nearby Taymouth Marina, view the links below:
Local Activity Providers
Loch Tay and Perthshire Activitie
Our ability to help deliver such a wide range of indoor and outdoor activity, entertainment and adventure comes from collaborations and partnerships with some of the best outdoor activity and adventure companies in Highland Perthshire. Many of these companies are award winning, all virtually on our doorstep, and all maintaining rigorous standards of safety and care for the wonderful environment which surrounds us here. ‘Responsible Travel’ at its best, where safety comes first, here in Scotland.
Welcoming families, individuals and groups whether its for sporting, social or special interest and usually for a mixture of learning combined with fun – who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?
Lift the lid on a new Highland activity experience with fun days, away days, corporate events (day or residential) and superb award winning short breaks and holidays in conjunction with great activity centres around Perthshire such as award winning Highland Adventure Safaris or Scotland Activity Centre right here in the Highlands.
Taymouth Marina in Kenmore
We are proudly linked with Taymouth Marina in Kenmore – Luxury self catering apartments on the shores of Loch Tay, offering various watersports activities as well as a delicious menu at the Marina Restaurant. For more information on activity bookings call 01887 830216 or www.taymouthmarina.com