After driving through the gates and up the driveway, everyone
must pass through the archway and into the courtyard to reach
Thyme Castle’s front door.

The archway cuts between the south and west towers. This
means that the south tower (which is entirely Justin’s) can only
be reached along the upper corridor.

The Courtyard is surrounded on three sides by the castle walls;
the fourth edge runs along the cliff top with panoramic views
across Loch Ness. The family’s cars are parked here in one of
the converted old stables, (the other being Sir Willoughby’s
workshop.

“ At 4:59 precisely a shiny black BMW turned
in through the castle gates. It drove slowly along
the drive, through the archway and round the
courtyard, timing its arrival at the castle door to
coincide perfectly with the tower clock striking five. ”