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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
+44 1738 639998
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All reviews historic scotland nooks and crannies plums bit off the beaten track tower house working farm its heyday surrounding fields apple orchard century tower duck pond single track road late summer different parts information boards guide book well worth a visit
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

I visit a castle/historic property/visitor attraction at least once a week all year and so far this is one of the best. I have been a member of historic Scotland for years but didn't make a visit to here until it was recommended by member...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank _F0rever_Wanderlust_
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

A well preserved castle on Perth. Just 5£ entrance fee but I think it's money well spend. The castle has a great history and the information give to you is good. Most definitely worth a visit if you are nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Its such a quiet place out the way. Really enjoyed our visit here. The kids loved exploring the castle and finding out what life was like there. And some cartwheeling on the grass outside of course. The lovely lady was so helpful and advised us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Had a great afternoon here (helpped by good weather). The castle is interesting, and fun to wander around. Its partially ruined, and empty, but you can still climb the stairs and access the main hall and the rooftop rooms. The lady at the ticket office...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

A beautiful example of a large Renaissance tower house complete with orchard and gorgeous views of the River Tay. Make sure you climb to the top for a fantastic view of the river valley.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kerry K
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Elcho Castle is lovely and has a fantastic panoramic view at the top of the castle. We had fun exploring the castle and walking around the grounds. A great stop to break up the drive.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

We picked a nice day and we were pleasantly surprised ,Alison the guide was very helpful and full of information about castle and all historic Scotland venues,elcho castle and gardens were lovely and clean ,thank you

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank imeuler
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Elcho Castle was a delightful stop in a long drive from Edinburgh to Loch Ness. We love exploring ruined castles, and this one was a perfect place to climb the towers, turrets, and walls and imagine what life was like in a different age. Great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This castle, which is off the beaten track, is set in a beautiful location and is an interesting find. It's well worth the effort to visit and is quite historical and has lots of information on the background to the local area. The only downside...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Elcho castle is definitely worth a visit! It has a lovely view of Loch Tay and beautiful surroundings. The apple orchard is fun and the kids enjoyed wearing the period costumes as they walked through the castle sweeping the dirt floors. Very nice day out!

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.