Castle Menzies & Mausoleum
Castle Menzies (pronounced Ming-us, or something) is the ancestral seat of Clan Menzies, a proud mansion originally built as a Z-plan tower house in the 1500's. The thriving Menzies Clan Society has been responsible for saving the castle from a somewhat ruinous state in the 1950's: various corners are still undergoing restoration, but there are nevertheless a huge number of rooms to explore once you've watched the optional (and seemingly never-ending) introductory video. The family mausoleum is a short walk or drive down the road at Weem, housed in the village's former parish church and included in the castle entrance ticket.
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Name: Castle Menzies ★★★☆☆
Description: 16th century castle and ancestral home for Clan Menzies.
Location: B846 just west of Weem village, G.R.: NN 837496 ///remarried.bounty.access
Open (2017): Daily, April to late October
Cost (2017): £6.50 (adults), £3 (children)
Name: Old Kirk of Weem (Menzies Mausoleum) ★☆☆☆☆
Description: 15th century building, once the village parish church and now the Menzies' family mausoleum.
Location: B846 in Weem village, G.R.: NN 843498 ///places.sticky.glorified
Open: See opening times for Castle Menzies above
Cost: Admission included in Castle Menzies ticket
Anything else? Key obtainable from Castle Menzies (you leave a cash deposit). Car parking by Weem New Church just to the east.
|[Pink Room / Hall]|