Kinfauns Castle

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Kinfauns Castle
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Kinfauns Castle seen from Kinnoull Hill
LocationNear Perth, Scotland
Coordinates56°23′18″N 3°22′41″W / 56.3883°N 3.3780°W / 56.3883; -3.3780Coordinates: 56°23′18″N 3°22′41″W / 56.3883°N 3.3780°W / 56.3883; -3.3780
Built forLord Gray
ArchitectRobert Smirke
Architectural style(s)Castellated
Listed Building – Category A
Designated5 October 1971
Reference no.LB11955
Designated1 July 1987
Reference no.GDL00240
Kinfauns Castle is located in Perth and Kinross
Kinfauns Castle
Location of Kinfauns Castle in Perth and Kinross

Kinfauns Castle was designed by Robert Smirke and built between 1822 and 1826 by Lord Gray on the site of a medieval stronghold. It is situated in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, and is currently occupied by Scottish businesswoman Ann Gloag. The house is protected as a category A listed building,[1] and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.[2]

Kinfauns castle, engraved by J. Reid after Alexander Carse, in James Knox's Topography of the Basin of the Tay, 1831.

The Union-Castle Line steamer RMS Kinfauns Castle was launched in 1899 and was named after this building. The vessel was painted by Charles de Lacy.[3]

The walled garden and gardener's cottage were designed by Francis William Deas in 1910.[4]


  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "KINFAUNS CASTLE  (Category A) (LB11955)". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "KINFAUNS CASTLE (GDL00240)". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ Liner Kinfauns Castle painting museum entry. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  4. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects:Deas