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
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
'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.