Balloch Castle, photo taken two weeks ago. Balloch is an early 19th-century country house at the southern tip of Loch Lomond, in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The estate was given to the Lennox family in 11th century, with the original castle being built in 1238 and occupied by the Earls of Lennox until ca. 1390. Situated nearer to the water than the new castle, the only remnant of the original structure is a mound that once formed the moat. Present building was built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1808 by the famous architect Robert Lugar. Scottish Baronial is an architectural style that developed during 16th and 17th century and was revived in 19th century, introducing Renaissance elements to buildings that preserved many of the features of the Scottish medieval castles and tower houses. The revival is often associated with the Gothic Revival, however it is actually a vernacular variety of Scottish Renaissance architecture. The buildings produced by the Scottish Baronial Revival outnumber those of the original Scottish Baronial Style significantly.