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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...more
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Rhynd, Perth PH2 8QQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its such a quiet place out the way. Really enjoyed our visit here. The kids loved exploring the castle and finding out what life was like there. And some cartwheeling on the grass outside of course. The lovely lady was so helpful and advised us...More

2  Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great afternoon here (helpped by good weather). The castle is interesting, and fun to wander around. Its partially ruined, and empty, but you can still climb the stairs and access the main hall and the rooftop rooms. The lady at the ticket office...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful example of a large Renaissance tower house complete with orchard and gorgeous views of the River Tay. Make sure you climb to the top for a fantastic view of the river valley.

Thank Kerry K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elcho Castle is lovely and has a fantastic panoramic view at the top of the castle. We had fun exploring the castle and walking around the grounds. A great stop to break up the drive.

Thank Elksmommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked a nice day and we were pleasantly surprised ,Alison the guide was very helpful and full of information about castle and all historic Scotland venues,elcho castle and gardens were lovely and clean ,thank you

Thank imeuler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elcho Castle was a delightful stop in a long drive from Edinburgh to Loch Ness. We love exploring ruined castles, and this one was a perfect place to climb the towers, turrets, and walls and imagine what life was like in a different age. Great...More

Thank ChasingEclipses
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle, which is off the beaten track, is set in a beautiful location and is an interesting find. It's well worth the effort to visit and is quite historical and has lots of information on the background to the local area. The only downside...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elcho castle is definitely worth a visit! It has a lovely view of Loch Tay and beautiful surroundings. The apple orchard is fun and the kids enjoyed wearing the period costumes as they walked through the castle sweeping the dirt floors. Very nice day out!

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this castle hidden on the banks of the Tay River and on the way to the Rhynd. whilst it is a lttle quaint, the castle is not a ruin and is situated amongst beautiful surrounds. Don't forget you have to drive through a farm...More

Thank Heidi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived I thought Oh ! is this it - But once we started to explore so much interest - Loved walking / climbing around and exploring all the various levels and staircases - Never seen so many ancient toilets in such an old...More

1  Thank Tony M
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5 August 2017|
Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Rhynd is very small not even a village! and you would be at least 1 hr from Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is closest but accessing the location requires a car Perth is the closest main centre for accommodation etc.
5 February 2016|
Response from BobNewtonMearns | Reviewed this property |
The castle is open during the summer months only. It's open daily, but seems to close for lunch most days. When we were there, lunch was 1-2pm. You can wander round the grounds while it's closed though. There are picnic... More
11 January 2016|
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Response from tabelmabel | Reviewed this property |
No. a taxi from perth centre would be your best bet. not sure if village of rhynd is served by any bus. It's only three quarters of a mile from rhynd village itself. so easily walkable. There are definitely buses from perth... More