Elcho Castle

Overview

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

29 Mar to 30 Sept: Daily except Wed & Thur, 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
Closed for lunch 1pm to 1.30pm (last entry 12.30pm).

1 Oct to 28 Mar
Closed

Please note that the car park at this site is for castle visitors only. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Please do not park in residential car parks or at the nearby farm.

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