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Kinross House
Title: Kinross House
Description: Kinross House is situated in the small town of Kinross between Edinburgh and Perth. On the shores of Loch Leven, Sir William Bruce the architect built this fine mansion with views over the inland loch. A great supporter of the Stuart Kings he was made "Surveyor to the King's Works" in 1671 and given the title of Baronet of Nova Scotia along with lands in Balcaskie, Fife. Sir William also worked on many other famous buildings such as Holyrood House, Hopetoun House and Thirlestane Castle.
Date: April 2007
Kinross House Gardens
Title: Kinross House Gardens
Description: The position of the house has been carefully designed to offer a direct view towards Lochleven Castle, which was purchased by Sir William Bruce from the 8th Earl of Morton in 1675.
Date: April 2007
Kinross House
Title: Kinross House
Description: The house is still owned by the family and is not open to the public. However the extensive gardens are always open and many summer events are held in the grounds.
Date: April 2007
Kinross House
Title: Kinross House
Description: This view shows the south face of the house beside the summer house.
Date: April 2007
Kinross House - Garden Statue
Title: Kinross House - Garden Statue
Description: One of the many statues to be found in this part of the garden.
Date: April 2007
Kinross House - Fountain
Title: Kinross House - Fountain
Description: A view of the fountain and Loch Leven from the house doorway.
Date: April 2007
Kinross House - View over Loch Leven
Title: Kinross House - View over Loch Leven
Description: This view from the gardens shows, from left to right, the hedgerow walk down to the gates at the foot of the garden, the village of Kinnesswood on the far shore, the very small Scart Island (with a single tree) and castle island with its famous castle. On the southern shore of the loch can be found the well known Vane Farm Nature Centre.
Date: April 2007
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