Lanrick castle (demolished)

Lanrick castle was once seat of the Haldanes of Gleneagles. Later it was the seat of the Murray and MacGregor families. For more than the last 100 years Lanrick has been the estate of the Stroyan family and descendents.

Lanrick castle was demolished in 2002.

As a child I remember visiting the castle, approaching it from the striking gables and railings of the North Lodge. This approach is now lost in vegetation. Lanrick house was emptied for good in 1967. The year of my birth.

[in] the Teith of time:

To play the film please click here or on the above image.

This film is dedicated to one person alone: that is Sandy Dickson who died in 2000 aged 14 years.

Please donate to the Sandpiper Trust which was set up in memory of Sandy Dickson to provide emergency medical equipment for rural doctors and nurses in Scotland.

My second film on Lanrick is on the MacGregor Monument :

“The Folly of it all”:

To play the film please click here or on the above image.

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8 Replies to “Lanrick castle (demolished)”

  1. Hi I’m a novelist who came across your excellent website by accident while researching locations for my next book. Really keen to have a chat on Lanrick…as I’d love to pay it a visit…although your video is first class! If you email me contact details I’d love to give you a call. RJM

  2. Hi, Lanrick Castle was actually occupied right up until the summer of 1979. My grandfather Joseph Nixon was the caretaker there from 1959 til 1979 before moving up to the Golden Gates Lodge on the Deanston back road.

  3. I am the older brother of Malcolm Nixon who posted previously.i have fond memories of lanrick estate having lived there and visiting my is quite an emotional journey back in time.

  4. What a wonderful film! I have studied some of the history of Sir John MacGregor Murray (d.1822) who had Lanrick Castle as his Clan Seat. It was sold by his son after that, but I am really excited to see all this footage which is so evocative of bygone times. A marvellous tribute to an old building.
    I only had a couple of pictures of the Castle for my recent presentation – I’ll be sure to share your website! (

  5. After passing the old north lodge entrance heading west in the old mondeo, i said to my son James as we got to the open field, look over your shoulder to your left and you will see the hauntingly beautiful fairy tale turrets of Lanrick Castle above the trees. I had gazed in awe at them as a child almost every year as dad drove us to Arisaig most summers in the 1960s and for many years after. James said to me “what castle” ?. It was now the summer of 2003… Andy Scott. 14.03.2020

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