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Elcho Castle

Rhynd, Perth PH2 8QQ, Scotland
+44 1738 639998
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Ranked #5 of 23 attractions in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: Elcho Castle is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th-century tower houses. It was built around the time of the Protestant Reformation in 1560 by a... more » Owner description: Elcho Castle is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th-century tower houses. It was built around the time of the Protestant Reformation in 1560 by a member of the family of Wemyss of that Ilk. The family could trace their lineage back to the 12th century. A descendant of the builder of Elcho was created Lord Wemyss of Elcho in 1628 and Earl of Wemyss in 1633. Open daily from 9.30am to last entry at 5pm from 1st April to 30th September. « less
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Set on the banks of a river, the castle is in a beautiful location. You can go up on the roof and get some nice views of the surrounding area. The most surprising thing about the castle is ever room is en suite, which is very unusual. Worth a visit.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Given proximity to Perth, Elcho Castle was one of the first stops. Even if you are not the castle-phile that I am, you will enjoy this for the architecture, the details inside and the overall surroundings. The docent on site was extremely knowledgeable and full of suggestions of sites to see in the rest of Scotland.

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Scotland
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21 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Meander off the beaten track and discover one of Scotland's best preserved 16th century tower houses. There is little history to Elcho Castle as it served as a country residence for the laird and lady and their family. However take time to wander through the corridors, climb the stair cases into the great hall and bed chambers. Some of the... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very prettily set castle/mansion house buuilt in 1500s and virtually complete with all en suite latrines!! Belongs to Historic Scotland who have re-planted orchard in grounds as per 16th century and lovely spot to sit and have a picnic. On the water too and with lots of history to take in! A bit off the beaten track, but well worth... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Enjoyes wandering around this historic scotland property and wandering in the orchard. There was a display of which apples when during the season and a map of the orchard that was interesting

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We saw close to 10 castles on our trip to Scotland, and this one was one of my favorites. Our drive there was on some really minor roads - maybe my GPS prefers minor roads :-) - but the castle was worth it. We had the place to ourselves, so we were the only pesky tourists. :-) The information available... More

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I visited here a while ago and I loved it! I'm not really a castle person, not my thing but when I came here that all changed! Amazing staff on site too! Well done!

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Scotland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The castle is located down a minor road and through a farmyard! great views on the way there. Castle much larger and more interesting than we expected. It is really an old country home rather than a castle. Staff informative and chatty.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here, toured the castle had a picnic and it was very nice. The castle itself is roofed but almost bare inside with artist impressions in most rooms to show how it would have looked. Drive through the farm to get to it was interesting and the staff member on duty was very friendly an helpful.... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is regular little castle in Scotland of which are many. Fairly good preserved. We got to see it in pouring rain and it had its attraction. But not worth to go out of your way to see it.

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