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Elcho Castle

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“plums”(5 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 July 8, 2012

Wemyss, as a name & and of that Ilk, is no stranger to these parts and (to my mind) it wouldn't take an impossible effort to restore it to what must have been a quite splendid domestic habitation, in the 18th century. The narrow five...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Am member of Historic Scotland so this castle visit was free to me - enjoyed the visit very much - strange atmosphere inside.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

we have gone many times with the kids - they love to borrow the dressing up clothes which are a great idea (and parents can't stress about damage as the interior is 99% unfurnished!). It's a great place to go and walk around, let the...More

Thank fionava
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Elcho Castle is difficult to find, unless you are specifically looking for it. This probably dates from the16th century and was built for a member of the wemyss familyt who still own it today, although it is in the care of the State. Scotland has...More

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed December 23, 2011

This is a little hard to find, but worth it. Beautiful setting by river. Castle is not furnished but as long as you have imagination you'll love it. Chidlrne especially love dressing up like kings and queeens using the fancy dress provided and parading round,...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Relatively difficult to get to (apparently public transport gets you there?), but well worth the trip! A gem of a building, in a lovely setting. Although empty, the building is evocative enough to show how the "other half" lived centuries ago. Nice spot for picnic...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2010

It is a bit hard to find and you need a car, but Elcho is a hidden gem! Beautiful location along the river. Wonderful staff (thanks again Nesta) You take a self guided tour of the interior. Only one room is decorated, but it is...More

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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.
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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.