Castles in the Pitlochry area include perhaps one of Scotland’s most famous castle in Blair Castle with its own private army, a unique distinction for any castle in Europe.
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, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl
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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