Balintore Castle in Angus, Scotland

Balintore Castle in Angus, Scotland

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Introduction:

The castle occupies an elevated site in moorland above Balintore village, a few miles north of the Loch of Lintrathen, near Kirriemuir, Angus. A tower house named Balintor existed on the site in the late 16th century, according to Timothy Pont's maps.



Balintore Castle in Angus, Scotland


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Facts:

Though a tower house by the name of Balintor had existed on site in the late 16th century, the present-day Balintore Castle was designed in 1859 by William Burn, commissioned as a sporting lodge by David Lyon, MP. Lyon had inherited his family’s millions which were made through investments in the East India Company.

Balintore Castle in Angus, Scotland

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Baronial sporting lodge empty for over 40 years, potentially saved from dereliction by Angus Council.
The council used its compulsory purchase powers to buy Balintore Castle from its absentee Far Eastern owners. Ownership has been transferred to a buyer, who intends to live there and assist restoration

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