The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Tullyallan Castle

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Tullyallan Castle, Count Flahault, is an extensive and splendid place, remarkable for a terraced garden on a large scale, with parapets, statues, vases, &c., in the Italian style. This garden was laid out, as we were informed, from the designs of Baroness Keith. Adjoining it there is some very interesting scenery arranged in the natural manner, and richly stocked with rhododendrons, and other American trees and shrubs. Our time would only admit of our taking a hurried view of the place, but it has left the impression in our minds of being among the finest we saw during our tour. The house is a casteilated building, but the towers and chimney tops want elevation and relief, instead of being bold and free, they are too tame and lumpish. The inn at Kincardine is a very indifferent one; we pointed out various defects to the landlord and landlady which might very easily be remedied, and they promised that this should be done.