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Address: Rhynd, Perth PH2 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1738 639998
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Description: Elcho Castle is one of Scotland's best-preserved 16th-century tower...
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.
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Picnic at Elcho

Beautiful location and room for the youngsters to stretch their legs. Also dressing up facilities for them. Sadly none for "grown ups"! There are only a couple of picnic tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful location and room for the youngsters to stretch their legs. Also dressing up facilities for them. Sadly none for "grown ups"! There are only a couple of picnic tables but it was enough on the day we visited (although there was a couple who seemed to be working al fresco who grumped about the kids making a noise and... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely looking castle in good condition. Well preserved. My daughter says "it's a lot of fun". My daughter loves visiting castles and enjoyed the little quiz sheet she was given where she was to find certain areas or objects within the castle then tick them off. We went to the very top and enjoyed the views. Lots of rooms to... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited on a Sunday morning in the middle of Summer. The place was very quiet with only 2 or 3 other cars in the car park. The Castle is great to explore with various staircases that lead to different parts of the Castle. You can get out onto the ramparts at the top for some lovely views of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a lovely small castle, very complete, set in wonderful countryside. It is quite difficult to get to up a country road, but this adds to the feeling of being away from the everyday world. The custodian was very knowledgeable and helpful. Although facilities at the castle are limited, she directed us to the nearby Brig Farm Shop where... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Elcho is a great castle to visit even with kids, the inside is very well maintained and accesible by most folk and kids except the elderly and disabled, the climb to the roof is well worth it for the views across the Tay and countryside. The gardens are lovely and well maintained with an orchard and an area for picnicking... More 

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Cockburnspath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I first went to this castle one school summer holidays when my German penpal was over staying and so I was possibly 11 years old. I fell in love with it at first sight. It is a Scottish Z Plan castle and just has such a feel of tranquillity and history. Views from the top are incredible. Don't be put... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Lovely example of medieval castle and so much of it to look around a labyrinth of stairs and for big kids like me you can stand on the roof top! Great garden area to have a picnic and the lady staff member who created me was interesting, enthusiastic and an asset to the castle x

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

An old deserted castle but with heaps of character.Climb the many different stone staircases to the floors available to explore and if you have a good head for heights go to very top and walk along the roofline.Well worth it for the spectacular views.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are in the area its well worth your time to visit Elcho Castle - it's a very interestingly designed castle. Lots of stairs and towers to climb and you'll be rewarded with amazing views.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I do not believe that Elcho Castle will disappoint the children will have fun running up and down trying to count the the original on suite toilets they run to double figures. the views from the top really are spectacular and a short walk up to the small village will let you look round an ancient Doo Cot which is... More 

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