Nearest History & Heritage Perth and Kinross
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- The Clan Donnachaidh Centre is a museum and gift shop which details the history of the Donnachaidh clan. It is located near the village of Blair Atholl in Perth and Kinross Built in 1969, it was Scotland’s first purpose-built clan museum. Visit the Reading Room to explore the clan’s heritage. The gift shop sells memorabilia from this and other Scottish clans as well as silver jewellery from Scottish craftsmen.
- Ardoch Roman Fort is an archeological site with the remains of several Roman fortifications have been discovered, probably dating back to the early 3rd century. It is said to be one of the most complete Roman camps in Britain. The Romans used Ardoch as one of a series of camps when on day marches in a north-south direction.
- Blair Atholl Mill is a 16th century water mill that is still in use today. It is situated in the village of Blair Atholl near Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross. The stoneground oatmeal and flours are milled and sold within the on-site bakery. Visitors can view the mill and also stop by the tea-room to enjoy freshly baked goods made on the premises.
- Blair Castle is a magnificent castle near the village of Blair Atholl in Perth & Kinross and enjoys a fine setting in the Scottish Highlands. The castle is the ancestral home of the Clan Murray and the historic seat of the Duke of Atholl, the clan chief. Parts of Blair Castle date back to the 13th century although the majority was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Although Blair Castle is still a family home, visitors today can take a tour round the 30 rooms of the castle and also stroll through the beautiful gardens. The castle is open all year round at weekends.
- The Atholl Country Life Museum is a small country museum capturing the history of the local area, located in the village of Blair Atholl near Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross. The museum is housed in what was once the village school. Here visitors can learn about great local characters from the past, such as Sgt. Major Donald MacBeath who was a hero of the Crimean War. Also on show are several quirky memorabilia including Scotland’s only stuffed Highland cow and a reconstruction of Trinafour Post Office. The museum is open at weekends from Easter to September, and also during the week in July and August.
- Ashintully Castle is a fortified tower house near Kirkmichael in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is set in over 3,000 acres of rolling Scottish countryside, close to the Cairngorms National Park The castle was built in 1583 by the Spalding family, the barons of Ashintully. Rich in legend and history dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, it is said that ‘Rob Roy’ MacGregor often stayed at Ashintully as a guest of the Spaldings – there is still a room in the castle named after him. Today, Ashintully Castle remains a family home but the estate offers holiday let accommodation to those who want to experience a stay like no other.
- Castle Menzies is a 16th-century castle standing just north of the River Tay near Aberfeldy in Perth and Kinross. For over 400 years, the castle was the historic seat of the Chiefs of the Clan Menzies. Restored in the 20th century by the Menzies Clan Society, Castle Menzies is an example of how Scottish castles transformed from rugged Highland fortresses to magnificent mansion houses. Today, the castle is open to the public throughout the year and is also available for hire for events.