Historic Scotland
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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 October to 31 March:




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
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