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  • Looking across trees to Blair Castle, Pitlochry
    Blair Castle at Blair Atholl, near Pitlochry
  • Looking towards Blair Castle on a summer's evening, the seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, north west of Blair Atholl
    Blair Castle, dating from the 13th century and the seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, north west of Blair Atholl
  • Drummond Castle and Gardens
    Drummond Castle and Gardens
  • Looking across Loch Leven to Loch Leven Castle
    Loch Leven Castle on Castle Island where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned
  • Looking along a dirt road to Castle Menzies, a 16th century tower house which now houses the Menzies Clan Museum, near Aberfeldy
    Castle Menzies, a 16th century tower house which now houses the Menzies Clan Museum, near Aberfeldy

The captivating landscape of Perthshire is home to an array of enchanting castles, all of which have a fascinating tale to tell. Discover everything from atmospheric ruins to grand baronial tower houses seemingly frozen in time. Learn about the intriguing characters that once inhabited them and the dramatic events their walls have borne witness to.

Explore inside Huntingtower Castle where Mary Queen of Scots honeymooned with her second husband Lord Darnley, and where her young son James VI was once held captive by the 1st Earl of Gowrie, during an intriguing episode of Scottish history which became known as the ‘Ruthven Raid’.

You can continue in the footsteps of the tragic queen on a visit to the ruined Lochleven Castle where she spent 1567 as a prisoner before making a dramatic escape the following year.

Visit Castle Menzies which served as a clan stronghold of the chiefs of Clan Menzies for over four centuries, and explore the remarkably complete remains of the 16th century fortified mansion of Elcho Castle on the banks of the River Tay.

Take a look at the listings below and find out more about the castles in Perthshire.
 

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  1. Huntingtower Castle

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    Perth

    Huntingtower Castle has two fine and complete towers, built in the 15th and 16th centuries and joined by a range in the 17th century.

  2. Elcho Castle

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    Bridge of Earn

    Elcho Castle is a handsome and complete 16th century fortified mansion with three projecting towers on the banks of the River Tay.

  3. Lochleven Castle

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    Kinross

    Lochleven Castle is a late 14th or early 15th century tower where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567.

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    Dunning

    St Serf’s Church is a picturesque parish church which houses the 9th century Dupplin Cross, a masterpiece of Pictish sculpture.

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    Blair Atholl

    Disocver Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders

  6. Castle Menzies

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    Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon

    Welcome to Castle Menzies: visitor attraction, museum, clan centre and venue for weddings, concerts, corporate events and other hire. Full details are available on our website at www.castlemenzies.org

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    Perth

    The Black Watch Castle & Museum tells the story of Scotland's elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.

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