This 15th century castle is conveniently sited on the edge of Perth, its surrounding lawn and field maintaining a semblance of tranquillity 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 1400s, reputedly one for each of his two sons. The Murray family joined the two parts both externally and internally in the 1600s, 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]|
📌 Huntingtower Castle ★★★☆☆
Location: Close to the A9 / A85 junction, 2 miles northwest of Perth city centre, G.R.: NO 083251 ///jacket.both.hatch
Open (2018): Daily, April to October; Saturday to Wednesday, November to March
Cost (2018): £5 (adults), £3 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members
|[View from the top of the towers]|