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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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Lovely castle and setting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I visit the UK frequently and have seen quite a number of castles and this one ranks as my favourite. It is a beautifully preserved castle and the views are spectacular. It was particularly fun for the children who took great delight in counting the number of toilets in the castle! It is a bit out of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited Huntingtower castle 18 months previous to this visit and we're told about Elcho castle and the guide there told us it was well worth a visit. It is in very good condition and is a maze of stairs and rooms to explore and you can walk round the outside at roof level. There is good information available on... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have been members of Historic Scotland for a number of years and visited Elcho Castle recently with our daughters aged 9 and 4.5 years. Both girls really enjoyed this castle with lots of rooms to explore and a climb up on to the roof with wonderful views. As with most H.S properties, we have noticed, that there isn't a... More 

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Address: Rhynd, Perth PH2 8QQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1738 639998
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth

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