Huntingtower Castle

[Huntingtower Castle]

This 15th century castle is conveniently sited on the edge of Perth, its surrounding lawn and field maintaining a semblance of tranquility despite the A9 passing just a few hundred metres away. Huntingtower unusually started life as two separate tower houses: built by the 1st Lord Ruthven in the 1400's, reputedly one for each of his two sons. The Murray family joined the two parts both externally and internally in the 1600's, but separate entrances and a modern (internal) bridge connecting the eastern and western towers mean that the two sides still feel separate to each other when you visit. One highlight is the beautiful painting ceiling in one of the halls.

[Ceiling paintings in the eastern tower]

Name: Huntingtower Castle ★★☆☆
Location: Outskirts of Perth close to the A9 / A85 junction, G.R.: NO 083251 / jacket both hatch
Open (2017): Daily, April to September; Saturday to Wednesday, October to March
Cost (2017): £4.50 (adults), £2.70 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members

[View from the top of the towers]

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