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Auchterarder Castle - Royal hunting lodge from the 11thC. Edward I of England stayed in 1296 while invading Scotland. Treaty of Perth signed here in 1559 by Mary of Guise establishing Protestantism. Now a ruin.

Balhousie Castle, Perth - 15thC . Home of the Earls of Kinnoull. Totally rebuilt externally but contains early features. Now houses the Black Watch Regimental museum.

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl home of the Atholl Highlanders
Doune Castle, Doune one of the most impressive Scottish castles
Doune Castle Drummond Castle, Crieff with magnificent gardens

Duncrub, Dunning - Site of the castle of the Rollo family.

Dundurn, Comrie - Hilltop Iron Age fort. Pictish stronghold besieged by Scots in 683. Scots King Giric killed here in 889.

Edinample Castle, Loch Earn - Dark tales!

Finlarig Castle, Killin - Built by Black Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy.

Garth Castle, Aberfeldy - Built in 14thC by the 'Wolf of Badenoch', Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan. Unused from 18thC until restored in 1880 as a private house.

Huntingtower, Perth - One time prison of James VI 

Kinclaven Castle, Blairgowrie - Built by Alexander II 1235. Captured by William Wallace in 1297. Royal castle, last used around 1450. Now very ruined.

Kinfaus Castle, Perth - 1825 mansion on the site of the original castle. Kinfaus lands and title given to Thomas de Longueville as reward for supporting both Wallace & Bruce.

Loch Earn Castle, St Fillans - On an island on the loch
Castle Menzies, Aberfeldy - Home of Clan Menzies
Methven Castle, Methven - Margaret Tudor lived here 

Taymouth CastleMonzie Castle, Crieff - 19thC mansion built around a tower of 1634. A Campbell property until 1869. Restored in 1908 after a fire.

Taymouth Castle, Aberfeldy - 19thC mansion on the foundations of a tower house built by Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy in 1580. These Campbells were made Earls of Breadalbane in 1681. Became a hotel in the 1920s.

 

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