Castle Menzies

A spectacular example of the Scottish adaption of Renaissance stylings, the ancestral seat of Clan Menzies was restored to its former glory by their descendants across the 20th century. The fortress has stood proudly for over four hundred years, having played a significant role in Scottish history throughout. During the Jacobite rebellion, both Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Cumbernauld spent nights within its walls within just four days of each other.

The Menzies Clan Society began rebuilding the then ruin in 1957, restoring it to its sturdy yet aesthetically magnificent origins. The charity has kindly opened the castle up to the public, with an in-depth and unflinching museum detailing its long history. Both the old Kirk and stunning Walled Garden are also open for exploration, making Castle Menzies a fantastic spot of local history!

How to get there: Castle Menzies is a thirty-minute walk, or a five-minute drive, from the nearby town of Aberfeldy. The nearest city is Perth, from which the journey lasts just under an hour if taking the A9.

Things to do nearby:

• St David’s Well
• Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
• The Watermill

Eat & Drink nearby:

• The Tay
• Habitat Café
• Highland Safaris Café

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