Elcho Castle

Overview

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site. Find out more about our conservation work

The castle is due to reopen on Monday 1 April. 

Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, their second home in the country. Built around 1560, the fortified mansion is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th-century tower houses.

What to see and do

  • Enjoy Elcho’s attractive setting by the ‘Silvery Tay’
  • Admire the imposing exterior, with its profusion of gun holes at ground level
  • Step inside the well-preserved, roofed interior and see the precious remains of decorated plasterwork
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. 

Opening times

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site.

The castle will reopen on Mon 1 Apr, tickets available soon.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Fri to Tue, 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
Closed for lunch 1pm to 1.30pm.

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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