Aldourie Castle in Scotland Announced as Winner of The Historic Houses Restoration Award 2011


LONDON.- The Historic Houses Association (HHA) and Sotheby’s announced that the winning entry of their Restoration Award for 2011 – an award now in its fourth year – is Aldourie Castle, on the southern shore of Loch Ness, near Inverness, Scotland. Aldourie Castle’s extensive programme of restoration has created an historic property for those wishing to experience the authenticity of a Scottish Baronial Castle and Estate at its best. Three commendations are also announced by the HHA and Sotheby’s: Iscoyd Park, near Whitchurch in Wales; Hoveton Hall (Glasshouse), Norwich, Norfolk; and Browsholme Hall (Tithe Barn), Clitheroe, Lancashire. The 2010 winner of the award was Wilton House near Salisbury in Wiltshire. Only a short distance from Inverness, Aldourie Castle was bought by Roger Tempest in 2004. The restoration work began in 2007 after it had remained unoccupied for three years. Nearly every aspect of the 57