The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Glengorm Castle

Argyll & Dunbartonshire: About 4 miles west and north of Tobermory, on north of island of Mull, on minor road west of B882 in Tobermory, at Glengorm Castle.

 

Private   NM 439572   OS: 47   PA75 6QE

 

OPEN: Cafe and art gallery. Self-catering apartments/B&B available. Weddings. Market garden.


Tel: 01688 302321   Web: www.glengormcastle.co.uk 

Glengorm Castle, an impressive baronial mansion in a lovely wooded spot, to the north of Tobermory on the island of Mull. Glengorm Castle (© Martin Coventry)

In a very pretty spot with excellent views, Glengorm Castle, a castellated mansion of 1860 with a flourish of towers and turrets, has no older origins.

Glengorm Castle, an impressive baronial mansion in a lovely wooded spot, to the north of Tobermory on the island of Mull. Glengorm Castle (© Martin Coventry)

The castle was built for John Forsyth of Quinish, who acquired the property in 1856. Thinking that the air had an unusual colour, he called the place Glengorm, meaning ‘blue glen’, but the blue was actually from the smoke from the burning houses of people cleared from the area to build the castle. One of the crofters is said to have cursed Forsyth, prophesying that Forsyth would not spend one night in his new home. Forsyth then died because of a riding accident before Glengorm was completed.

Glengorm Castle, an impressive baronial mansion in a lovely wooded spot, to the north of Tobermory on the island of Mull. Glengorm Castle (© Glengorm Castle)
Glengorm Castle, an impressive baronial mansion in a lovely wooded spot, to the north of Tobermory on the island of Mull. Glengorm Castle (old postcard)

Alternatively the blue smoke was from actually the hearths of the many houses in the area, which then disappeared after the people had been cleared.
  There are also tales of a ‘Green Lady’ haunting the castle.

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