Elcho Castle

The castle is closed for now. Find out more about Historic Environment Scotland’s COVID response.

Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, their second home in the country. Built around 1560s, the fortified mansion is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th century tower houses.

What to see and do:

  • Get to grips with the castle’s strange layout – its two closely placed tower houses form an unusual arrangement
  • Look for the delicately painted ceiling dating from about 1540 and painted plasterwork of a similar date
  • Seek out the secret hiding place used for Ruthven treasures – a cupboard within a cupboard, hidden behind a stone
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle

For admission prices and opening times please visit our website.

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