Historical Castles in Perthshire

Blair Castle

Blair Castle

Located 5 miles to the North of Pitlochry, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Blair castle enjoys one of Scotland's finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Today we enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place.

 
Castle Menzies

Castle Menzies

Built in the late 16thC and the seat of the chiefs of the Clan Menzies. Menzies castle was occupied by Cromwell's General Monck in the 1650s and by the Jacobites in 1715. Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed here in 1746 but in revenge the family were thrown out & the castle used by Hanoverian forces.

 

Scone Palace

Located 25 miles south of Pitlochry, Scone Palace outside Perth is the family home of the Earls of Mansfield, the Ancient Crowning Place of the Kings of Scots - beginning with Kenneth MacAlpin and including Robert the Bruce - and the original home of the Stone of Destiny.

 
Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle

'A place of legends and fairytales'. Family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and a royal residence since 1372. Childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, birthplace of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret and setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

 
Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle

Set in the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, Balmoral has been the Scottish Home of the Royal Family ever since. In her journals Queen Victoria described it as "my dear paradise in the Highlands".

 
Drummond Castle & Gardens

Drummond Castle & Gardens

Drummond Castle was built by the Drummonds from Stobhall in 1491 when the castle became the residence and seat of the family. The castle is located outside of Crieff, 25 miles away from Stobhall, near Perth on the river Tay. The original portions of the castle has a classical tower keep.

 



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