Supposed to be the first Z plan castle, the 5
storeys of Ballindalloch were built in 1546. It was restored
in 1645 after it had been plundered and burned by James Graham, the
first marquess of Montrose. Subsequently extensions were
added in 1770 by General James Grant who fought in the American Wars of
Independence and in 1850 by the architect Thomas MacKenzie.
Further extensions carried out in 1878 were mostly demolished during
modernisations in 1965. The house has been continuously
occupied by the Russell and Macpherson-Grant families throughout its
Why not join me at
Ballindalloch and other
Great Scottish Castles this Spring?
Information on tours at Scholarly
Paul Martin Remfry