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  • Elcho Castle

    Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while Historic Environment Scotland undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site.

    This remarkably complete house of the 1500s was the country retreat of the wealthy Wemyss family. But its real appeal to the green-fingered is its orchard which has been replanted with additional varieties of apple, pear and plum and has become a haven for butterflies and wildlife.
    Scotland has a long tradition of fruit growing since medieval times when pears, apples, and other fruits were grown by churches and abbeys. Elcho Castle has one of the most notable traditional orchards on the Carselands of the Tay featuring some rare and historic varieties of cooking apples from Tower of Glamis and Hawthorndern to Stirling Castle and Galloway Pippen.
    Blossom normally takes place in late April, starting with pears and plums then apples, going into early to mid-May. Fruit is developing well by August when the first fruits reddening up. Plums are first then apples and pears follow.

    How to find us

    5 miles North East of Bridge of Earn off the A912 and close to Rhynd



    gold GBTS, VS rating 4 Star


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    Opening Times


    Summer Only
    Please check website for details

    Dates closed

    Closed from October to March

    Admission prices

    Adult: Check HES website for details


    Picnic area Shop Car park Toilets

    Parking (call site to arrange bus parking/access with neighbouring farm).


    Elcho Castle

    PH2 8QQ


    01738 639 998
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