Perthshire Scotland > Castles > Methven Castle

Situated just east of Methven.

The present castle at Methven, built by the Duke of Lennox, dates from the mid 17thC and is one of the last traditional tower house style castles to be built in Scotland.

The lands were originally held by the Mowbrays from the 11thC. They passed to the Earls of Atholl but became forfeit to the King in 1427.

Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII of England, lived in Methven Castle from 1526-41. Margaret married her 3rd husband Henry Stewart (later Lord Methven) in 1526.

The Smythes of Braco held the lands and castle from 1664 until 1923.

The castle has been recently restored.

 

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