Pitlochry Castles – Pitlochry is in the Highlands of Scotland, where clans held power by the sword.
Most importantly those who controlled the Castles held power. Because of this Blair Castle was the reason for the first Jacobite Battle at Killiecrankie in 1689. Blair castle was strategically so important that both sides of the conflict wanted to occupy and control the castle.
The second of the two castles is Castle Menzies, once the home of Clan Menzies chiefs, it is an outstanding example of a 16th century Z plan fortified house, which was critical for the survival of Clan Chief’s in those turbulent times. Castle Menzies is 15 miles to the south east of Pitlochry (full details below), at Weem just outside Aberfeldy.
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl by Pitlochry
Blair Castle is a 5 star visitor attraction, one of Scotland's oldest castles, dating back to 1269. It is also home to Europe's only legal private army, the Atholl Highlanders (the remnants of the old clan system when every clan had its own army). READ MOREAddress: Blair Castle Blair Atholl Pitlochry Highland Perthshire PH18 5TL
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