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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the castle after seeing signs for it, though wondered if the locals were playing a joke on us as it is quite a trek from the main road! After some very small tracks, we arrived! Interesting to see nooks and...More

Thank Airwaysmotel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Elcho few times and it’s always great place to spend a day out. We enjoy exploring the castle and even though it’s empty it is a great adventure for kids to go around. If the weather is good there enough space for...More

Thank magdajakub2018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Elcho Castle was under repairs/maintenance while we visited but do not let it put you off visiting the interesting place. We enjoyed visiting the castle while some parts damaged due to it's age, the existing parts is a great example of the well designed castle...More

Thank 322jadel
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This castle is a bit off the beaten track but well worth seeking out. Small in scale but there is plenty of history to be learn't here. We spent a couple of hours looking round the castle and orchards. Good for children as they can...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

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 September 16, 2018 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 September 16, 2018

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 September 10, 2018

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 September 5, 2018 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 September 2, 2018 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
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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.
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.
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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.