Last year we visited Castle Leod, the inspiration behind Castle Leoch. We met the present Laird John Ruaridh Grant MacKenzie who welcomed us into the castle. It is a lovely, old castle with lots of artifacts collected by generations of MacKenzies. The Laird spoke to us about the recent deterioration of the outside of the castle, including the family Coat of Arms above the door due to weather erosion. So sad to see but they are trying to raise funds to restore the castle. Castle Leod is also surrounded by many unusual and very old trees including the ones shown in the slideshow. We found the Rowan tree planted by Diana herself in 2012. An enjoyable trip had by all.