Lord Boyd's Chamber
This room, also known as the Great Chamber, was intended for use as a bedroom, a private sitting room, and a space to conduct business. It provided much needed privacy for the Lord and his family. The great chamber was the second most important room in a medieval Castle after the Great Hall. This room has a very discreet entrance from the Banqueting Hall and an exit to the courtyard. This allowed the Lord to retire or slip away from the busy ‘going ons’ of the Banqueting Hall. He would also be able to stand at the other side of the inconspicuous doorway to overhear conversations that were happening the in the Hall. Only trusted servants and honoured guests would be invited into the Lord’s chamber
This room was sensitively restored by Lord Howard de Walden following the same materials and style to that of the adjacent Banqueting Hall.