Castle Menzies

Castles

Weem, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JD

    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

    Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle, restored during the twentieth century by the Menzies Clan Society.

     Architecturally fascinating, the Castle is a splendid Renaissance example of the transition in Scottish castles from earlier rugged Highland fortresses to later mansion houses.

    The Castle was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years.  Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands.  During the second Jacobite rising the Castle hosted both Bonnie Prince Charlie, who rested on his way to Culloden in 1746 and, just four days later, the Duke of Cumberland, son of the British Monarch and commander of the Government forces.

    Rescued as a ruin in 1957 by the then recently re-formed Menzies Clan Society, the Castle has been lovingly restored by generations of Society members and was placed into a charitable trust in 1993.  

    We are open to all as a visitor attraction, museum, Clan centre for the Menzies Clan and venue for weddings, concerts and other hire. 

    All proceeds are exclusively used for the continued restoration and maintenance of the Castle, its Walled Garden and the Old Kirk of Weem.

    Opening Times
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    We are usually open from 1st April (or Easter, if earlier) to the end of October each year. However, if you wish to visit us in early April or late October/early November, please check our website for up-to-date details of our opening and closing dates.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Cash
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Reception Facilities
    • Civil Ceremony

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Children Welcome

    Road Directions

    Brown tourist road-signs on local roads help show the way to Castle Menzies.  Here are some simple directions for those travelling by car and bicycle.

    From the North and South: Turn off the A9 at Ballinluig onto the A827 and follow this road into Aberfeldy.  Go through Aberfeldy to the traffic lights junction where the A826 (to Crieff) meets the A827.  At this junction turn right onto the B846 (Taybridge Road).  Follow this road over the river (General Wade’s bridge over the River Tay) and into Weem village.  Soon after you have left Weem village you will see Castle Menzies signs on the right.  Turn right here onto the track towards the Castle.  Park in front of the Castle.

    From the West:  Take the A82 to Crianlarich.  From here take the A85 through Ardchyle and soon after turn left onto the A827 to Killin.  Drive through Killin and stay on the A827 along the North shore of Loch Tay and eventually into Aberfeldy.  You will soon reach the traffic lights junction where the A826 (to Crieff) meets the A827.  At this junction turn left onto the B846 (Taybridge Road).  Follow this road over the river (General Wade’s bridge over the River Tay) and into Weem village.  Soon after you have left Weem village you will see Castle Menzies signs on the right.  Turn right here onto the track towards the Castle.  Park in front of the Castle.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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