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Castle Menzies

on the B846, Weem, Aberfeldy, Scotland
+44 1887 820982
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Curator was the highlight

My first time holidaying in Scotland, and visit to Castle Menzies would not have been one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John M
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit!

Great setting and castle. There is plenty to see of the Menzies' history and the views are great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
alison b
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Our 16th-century 'Z-plan' castle is a unique building with an exciting history: occupied by Cromwell's forces in the 1650s, captured by the Jacobites in 1715, and visited by Bonnie Prince Charlie for two nights during 1746 on his way to Culloden, before it was seized by Hanoverian forces. 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. Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle, restored during the twentieth century by the Menzies Clan Society. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid Renaissance example of the transition in Scottish castles from earlier rugged Highland fortresses to later mansion houses. Many of the Castle's rooms remain intentionally unfurnished to allow a better understanding of the structure and fabric of the building, which our visitors greatly appreciate. This is not a plushly furnished family home. Rescued as a ruin in 1957 by the then recently re-formed Menzies Clan Society, the Castle has been lovingly restored from dereliction by generations of Society members and was placed into a charitable trust in 1993. It is 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.
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on the B846, Weem, Aberfeldy, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first time holidaying in Scotland, and visit to Castle Menzies would not have been one of the highlights. Front of house person was a most passionate, knowledgeable and entertaining gentleman, who more than made up for the underwhelming nature of the exhibit.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great setting and castle. There is plenty to see of the Menzies' history and the views are great. Good tea room.

Thank alison b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we arrive to late to go in for a tour. But took pics of outside. Castle looked gorgeous and well kept. Carpark isn't great or the drive up to castle. But that's by the by.

Thank Annmarie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to locus began with a film presentation with regards to the history and outlying grounds to the place following which we walked around the whole area to embrace the culture. Lovely location and well worth a visit.

Thank DoricLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 90 minute drive from Edinburgh, away from the main highway north. A very pleasant 3 story castle with one main circular stairwell with wide easy to negotiate stairs. The Trust is slowly upgrading and improving this castle, but it does have good clean toilets...More

Thank hugh48442017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing to get to walk the halls and rooms that I had spent my life hearing tales about. It is being restored by the Menzies Society and is a wonderful example of a sixteenth century castle. We were lucky enough to rent the...More

Thank cheziebaby55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely few hours at this castle. If was very interesting and well laid out, however, to visit a lot of the main exhibits you have to climb stairs as there is no lift available. There is a lovely tea room on the ground...More

Thank Wrabness
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was great visiting this wonderful castle. You get to climb the towers and get a got look inside a lot of beautiful rooms. The host was very friendly and started with telling a lot about the history of the clans in Scotland. It was...More

Thank LineFS
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Spent a great hour looking round this lovely castle just south of Pitlochry. Well preserved and easy to look round it is the home of Clan Menzies. Nice small shop too.

Thank chrisD2633JD
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We visited Castle Menzies on a cold wet afternoon. There is not a lot of parking. The person on duty at the pay desk was thrilling the Japanese tourists with a story of Scottish life. As we are Scots we did not need this introduction....More

Thank Marion G
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Stella578
7 May 2015|
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Response from Castle M | Property representative |
No, we don't have any plans for that and we wouldn't have the room or resources for it. Castle Menzies
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Stella578
7 May 2015|
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Response from Castle M | Property representative |
No, we don't have any plans for that and we wouldn't have the room or resources for it. Castle Menzies
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