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Castle Menzies

on the B846, Weem, Aberfeldy, Scotland
+44 1887 820982
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Interesting and educational talk before going around the castle

Friendly, interesting and educational talk before going around the castle could have listened all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alison B
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Great attraction

My wife and I visited Castle Menzie today and found it very interesting, good value and helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoBell520
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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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 6 days ago

Friendly, interesting and educational talk before going around the castle could have listened all day, it really made the history of the castle come to life thank you. Enjoyed the castle beautiful grounds.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Castle Menzie today and found it very interesting, good value and helpful friendly staff. Take the time to watch the DVD, which is played in one of the early rooms of the rooms near the start of the tour, as...More

Thank JoBell520
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castle is set on a flat plain so no problems climbing a hill to get to it. You park your car right outside the front door. The man on the reception was very knowledgeable and gave a nice talk on the history of the...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Thought it unusual in its setting as it was tucked away behind trees and not imposingly high on a cliff etc. It was a lovely couple of hours spent gaining the history of the castle. I would recommend a visit.

Thank 55RonaH
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

£12 for two adults to see a hell of a lot in this castle. As we walked around there were people getting a tour around, might've missed it but I didn't see anything about tours at the reception, I would've considered it. Couple of negatives...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Worth visiting. Lots of rooms to see. Access to upper floors is via spiral staircase. Friendly and helpful staff. Refreshments not available when we visited due to staff not being available. Dogs not allowed but when we asked we were allowed to park at the...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The castle itself is fairly basic, but that is part of its charm, as it has not been modernised untastefully. Head for the attic for great views and a feel of a real castle. There is an audio visual film in the corridor ( as...More

2  Thank Pedros143
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Revisited Castle after 18 years since last visit, lots more now open to visitors, so nice to be able to walk around with the kiddies without having to keep up with a guide! Hope to attend the Clan gathering next year

1  Thank Nan552015
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Really enjoyed the castle in all its guises.....bare rooms and decorated rooms. Our guide at the desk was the most interesting guy and gave us loads of information. For the money a very good place to visit.

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We enjoyed our off-the-cuff visit to this "castle". It's a bit of a rabbit warren with wee rooms here and there and might be a bit tricky for anyone who is disabled. Climbing the three flights of the spiral staircase could be a problem. There...More

Thank jon0269
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Stella578
I hear thro the local grapevine you are opening a bar/restaurant soon is this so ? Thanks Stella
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
I hear thro local "grapevine"that is opening soon with bar and restaurant facilities ,is thi true ??
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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