Notes on Elcho Castle for guidance.

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  • Elcho Castle -- Perthshire (Scotland) -- History and guide.

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Find out more about our reopening plans. Young Scot cardholders can receive £1 entry on general admission tickets. Elcho Castle is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th-century tower houses. A member of the family of Wemyss of that Ilk built the residence around the time of the Protestant Reformation in The family could trace their lineage back to the 12th century.

A descendant of the builder of Elcho. Elcho Castle of the periodis an example of the transition between the keep and the mansion. It was undoubtedly surrounded with walls, and probably had a ditch outside.

The only remaining evidence of the wall is a round tower about 70 yards SW of the castle. RCAHMS records the monument as NO 12 SE References: Cannell, J. () 'Elcho Castle (Rhynd parish)', Discovery Excav Scot, MacGibbon, D. and Ross, T. () The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries, 5v Edinburgh Vol.

Notes on Elcho Castle for guidance. book,   Elcho Castle / ˈ ɛ l. x oʊ /) is located a short distance above the south bank of the River Tay approximately four miles south-east of Perth, consists of a Z-plan tower house, with fragments of a surrounding wall with corner Castle was built on the site of an older structure aboutand is one of the best surviving examples of its date in Scotland.

The present Elcho Castle was begun around by the Wemyss family, in whose possession the castle remains to this day. Built on a Z-plan, it consists of a massive central rectangular block rising to four storeys, attached to which are an assortment of round and square towers.

On the ground floor is the kitchen and vaulted storerooms, while a. Elcho Castle is a handsome and complete 16th century fortified mansion with three projecting towers on the banks of the River Tay.

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Archaeology Notes NO12SE 11 02 NO A watching brief was maintained in November during the excavation of shallow trenches for services to and from the wooden hut SW of the Custodian's Cottage. elcho castle Image Adventures In Scotland 9.

02/05/ adramofoutlander 1 Comment. Of note, the lady of the house must have had a hand in the design as each room had it’s own en-suite style latrine shoots. The other aspect to adore is the interconnecting stairs to all the rooms. Easy access for household workers and the family.

Elcho Castle is a 16th century tower house, built in the plan of a Z with an extra tower at one corner. It consists of a long rectangular main block, with a square stair- tower projecting from one corner, and three other towers projecting on the opposite side.

Description Elcho l view from South-West. Digital image of PT Date 21/5/ Collection Ian G Lindsay. Catalogue Number SC Category On-line Digital Images. Copy of PT Scope and Content Elcho Castle, Perth & Kinross, from south-west This view from the south-west, taken inshows the west and part of the south frontage of the castle.

The site is 20m from the car park, through a swing gate and along a reinforced grass path. The gate can be opened fully to allow Notes on Elcho Castle for guidance.

book access. is relatively level there is a step at castle entrance has uneven surfaces in places has a step down into the kitchen may have low light levels. GETTING THERE. Postcode: PH2 8QQ Lat/Long: N W Notes: Elcho Castle is sign-posted from the A and found on an unnamed road that runs north from Rhynd.

Note you have to drive through the grounds of a farm to get to the castle and, whilst the route is clear, it might seem you have taken a wrong turn - you haven’t. Elcho Castle Rhynd Perth PH2 8QQ.

National Grid reference: NO Telephone: Phone the site to arrange bus parking and access with the neighbouring farm. View Elcho Castle on a Google map. Journey planners. Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website. Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline.

Description Elcho l aerial view. Date Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography. Catalogue Number SC Category On-line Digital Images. Copy of C CN. Scope and Content Aerial view of Elcho Castle, Perth & Kinross This aerial view from the south-west, taken inshows the L-plan castle, with the River Tay in the inlet above the castle was.

'A small spring well near Elcho Castle receiving its name from the water of it being Sir William Wallace's favourite drink while residing at Elcho Castle.' Name Book The well appears to be a natural spring in a patch of wet ground.

Visited by OS (R D L) 11 June This site was not visited during the course of revision survey. Imagine the comfortable life of the laird and lady of this fine house, their second home in the country. Built aroundthe fortified mansion is one of Scotland’s best-preserved 16th-century tower houses.

This site is closed until Spring We’re working hard to gradually reopen the. Elcho Castle is not one of Scotland's best known or most visited castles, but it is one of the most enjoyable. If you want a castle that is sufficiently well preserved to give a real feel for the way its residents lived; that is large enough to give scope for exploration; that has a superb and fascinating setting; and that is only a few miles from one of Scotland's main motorways (and one of.

Two hundred eighty years of relative quiet ended in when David, Lord Elcho, fought with the losing Jacobites in the Battle of survived but fled to France, and soon after the Wemyss family moved their main focus to Gosford in East Lothian.

While farm workers probably occupied Elcho from aboutthe castle fell into decay and the roof and upper floors collapsed. Restaurants near Elcho Castle: ( km) The Roost Restaurant ( km) Hinterland ( km) The North Port Restaurant ( km) Grand Italia ( km) 63 Tay Street; View all restaurants near Elcho Castle on Tripadvisor $/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Complete summary of Franz Kafka's The Castle. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Castle. Hotels near Elcho Castle: ( mi) Beechgrove Guest House ( mi) The Townhouse ( mi) Dalvey Bed & Breakfast ( mi) Rosebank Guest House ( mi) The Fitzroy; View all hotels near Elcho Castle on Tripadvisor/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Restaurants near Elcho Castle: ( km) The Roost Restaurant ( km) Hinterland ( km) The North Port Restaurant ( km) Grand Italia ( km) 63 Tay Street; View all restaurants near Elcho Castle on Tripadvisor. Elcho Castle was built in by a member of the Wemyss family, who, in became Lord Wemyss of Elcho, and Earl of Wemyss in There is mention of a fortified structure on the spot where Elcho Castle stands as far back as the 13th century, but the first record of the lands of Elcho date from Perth Tourism; Perth Hotels; Perth Bed and Breakfast; Perth Vacation Rentals; Perth Vacation Packages; Flights to Perth; Perth Restaurants; Things to Do in Perth/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Craigmillar Castle dates back to the 14th Century Preston family, with whom it remained until passing to the Gilmour family in the s. Craigmillar played an interesting role in Scottish history.

Mary Queen of Scots stayed there several times, and was a key location in the. Music Notes-Book Two. Musical Notes Page/Note MP3 Music Clip Photo (s) PAGE 04 – THE MARCH TO ELCHO CASTLE: is a tune composed about Elcho Castle.

Elcho Castle is located off the River Tay and about 4 miles from Perth, Scotland in the area of Rhynd, Perth. It was created in by the Lord of Wemyss. The Joug Stane 71 VIII. Lands and Heritages 85 IX. The Kirk of Rhtnd 99 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS PAQI Hhtnd Church frontispiece Stone with Coat-of-Arms 6 Site of Elgho Nunnery 18 Mr.

Petrie's Portrait 29 Communion Cup 38 The Pulpit 44 Old Box, Bason, and Flagon 49 Church Tokens 52 Elcho Castle 56 Elcho Castle, NE.

Elcho Castle is located on a rocky knoll overlooking the river Tay. There may have been a castle here from as early as the 13th century (William Wallace is said to have sheltered there) but nothing remains of this early building. The Wemy The round tower bears the initials "E.I.W." which may refer to Earl John Wemyss who was the laird from to and became Lord of Elcho and Earl of.

Elcho Castle is located a short distance above the south bank of the River Tay, approximately 4 miles south-east of Perth. The Castle was built on the site of an older structure aboutand is one of the best surviving examples of its date in Scotland.

Elcho Castle was under repairs/maintenance while we visited but do not let it put you off visiting the interesting place. We enjoyed visiting the castle while some parts damaged due to it's age, the existing parts is a great example of the well designed castle with multiple / TripAdvisor reviews.

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Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Media in category "Elcho Castle" The following 52 files are in this category, out of 52 total. "Handsome Country Property featuring Balcony with Fine Views" ().jpg 1, × ; KB.

Elcho Castle is located in the vast opel field in Scotland. Though the castle was always used as a home, it still is a significant historic building. Built in the late-fifteenth century, it is one of the few well-preserved old structures in Scotland.

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That’s because I want to tell you about a truly spooky experience I had in Elcho Castle, Perthshire. I visited here in Septemberwhile on holiday. Elcho was probably the fourth castle I’d visited during that week. Elcho was mostly empty inside, and in a good state of repair.

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles. Today, it houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by.

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Locations: There is a parish of Roxburgh near Kelso, in Roxburghshire, and a castle Roxburgh stands at this site. Signifigance: In Roxburgh Castle was held by the English during the war with Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. His sister, Mary, was placed in a cage and suspended from the walls of this castle as punishment.

Earl of Wemyss (/ ˈ w iː m z / WEEMZ) and Earl of March are two titles in the Peerage of Scotland, created in and respectively, that have been held by a joint holder since The Scottish Wemyss family had possessed the lands of Wemyss in Fife since the 12th century.Elcho Castle (Google Maps).

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