Elcho Castle

Castles

Rhynd, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 8QQ

    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 well-appointed kitchen and admire the views over the countryside from the high battlements.

    The remarkably complete house of the 1500s was the country retreat of the wealthy Wemyss family. Its orchard has been replanted with traditional varieties of apple, pear and plum and has become a haven for butterflies and wildlife. The castle still has in place original wrought iron grilles to protect the windows. The interior is complete and roofed, with remains of decorated plasterwork.

    The ground floor of the castle is not suitable for wheelchair access due to uneven floor surface. The castle exterior can be accessed from the grass grounds and adjacent grassed orchard.

    The toilet area is located down a steep slope and is not suited for those with limited mobility or in a wheelchair.

    Gradings
    3 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
    Day Times
    Monday 09:30 17:30
    Tuesday 09:30 17:30
    Wednesday 09:30 17:30
    Thursday 09:30 17:30
    Friday 09:30 17:30
    Saturday 09:30 17:30
    Sunday 09:30 17:30
    Bank Holiday Closed

    Open summer only

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concessions £3.60 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Shop
    • Self Service

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Groups Welcome
    • Children Welcome

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Electron
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Cash
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Parking

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