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Edinample CastleSituated on the south side of Loch Earn.

Built by 'Black' Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in the 16thC possibly on the site of an earlier building.

Originally Macgregor lands but with the well known demise of that clan, the area came under Campbell ownership.

Surrounded by tales of doom and gloom!

A 6thC monk, St Blane, is said to have cursed the lands saying that the owners would never prosper. The Macgregors certainly didn't do well there.

Another legend says that the castle was built from stolen gravestones and that a local witch further cursed the laird.

'Black' Duncan had wanted a parapet to top his castle so he could walk round it. The unfortunate builder forgot to provide this feature and is said to have tried to show that it was perfectly possible to walk on the roof. 'Black' Duncan pushed him off and therefore avoided paying the poor man! His ghost is said to have been seen walking on the roof.

Extended in both the 18thC & early 20thC, it lay unoccupied until restoration in the late 1970's.

 

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