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Elcho Castle

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“plums”(4 reviews)
Elcho Castle is a handsome and complete 16th century fortified mansion with three projecting towers on the banks of the River Tay. This is a castle to explore. Parade up the grand staircase or scurry up the service stair, venture into the...more
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Rhynd, Perth PH2 8QQ, Scotland
+44 1738 639998
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All reviewshistoric scotlandnooks and cranniesplumsworking farmtower houseits heydaybit off the beaten tracksurrounding fieldscentury towerduck ponddifferent partswell worth a visittucked awayinformation boardsgreat views from the tophidden treasuretay river
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is worth seeing but a guide book is a must as there are no or very few signs indicating what the rooms were used for or any other information.It was also very badly lit.

Thank jimmylaidlaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out by River Tay in spectacular countryside. You drive through a housing estate and then down a lane into a farm, follow signs and carry on to the car park beside the castle. It is a shell with information boards showing what each room would...More

Thank AHugh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set about 5 miles outside Perth, well out in the country, this charming castle built by the Wemyss family is more than worth a visit. An interesting history, lots of nook and crannies to explore and some wonderful apple trees to boot.

Thank Laurence E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked 5.1 miles to go from Perth to the castle and walked 5.1 miles to go back. Despite the aching feet, I would do it again. There is no bus that take you there , just leave you nearby, if one does not like...More

Thank Isabel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this castle by accident on the banks of the Tay. It was splendid; a marvellous example of a French style castle in Scotland. Very atmospheric and with magnificent views.

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical viit regarding the Wemyss family. Wemyss family tasked with escorting future Queen for King Kames of Scotland and then escorting her to London when the English offered the throne of England to King James of Scotland.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As random wanderers we enjoyed this easy detour to spend over an hour mooching around this fabby 16th century tower house. With a travel-bored 10yr old, this flashback into a bygone era proved a hit and freedom to roam through lots of rooms and winding...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an unusual drive to find the castle as it seemed tucked behind a working farm, but it was worth the stop. Small car park but ample for when we arrived, in fact we were the only ones there for most of our visit!...More

Thank Janine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this site with 4 young adults (17/18) and we and they enjoyed looking around the castle and wondering around the grounds which were simple lawn. Well worth a visit if you are in the area but an hour or so was plenty.

Thank OakbankPerth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! This was great fun for the kids to explore, and the scavenger hunt was wonderful for the kids (ages 9 & 11.) Mark was very welcoming, and it was a relief to be able to wander through a castle without the crush...More

Thank Elsa S
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Sarah S
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
DOG POLICY AT HISTORIC SCOTLAND PROPERTIES states that there are NO dogs allowed on any of the grounds at Elcho Castle.
Sarah S
August 4, 2018|
Response from Heidi K | Reviewed this property |
The Historic environment scotland website says that only assistance dogs are allowed. I assume that to be guide dogs and hearing dogs etc.
August 4, 2017|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Rhynd is very small not even a village! and you would be at least 1 hr from Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is closest but accessing the location requires a car Perth is the closest main centre for accommodation etc.