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Castle Menzies stands just north of the River Tay at Weem on the B846, one and half miles from Aberfeldy.  We are approximately 1.5 hours from Edinburgh by car, just a few minutes off the A9.

For your satnav, type in postcode PH15 2JD.


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Directions

Brown tourist road-signs on local roads help show the way to Castle Menzies.  Here are some simple directions for those travelling by car and bicycle.

From the North and South: Turn off the A9 at Ballinluig onto the A827 and follow this road into Aberfeldy.  Go through Aberfeldy to the traffic lights junction where the A826 (to Crieff) meets the A827.  At this junction turn right onto the B846 (Taybridge Road).  Follow this road over the river (General Wade's bridge over the River Tay) and into Weem village.  Soon after you have left Weem village you will see Castle Menzies signs on the right.  Turn right here onto the track towards the Castle.  Park in front of the Castle.

From the West:  Take the A82 to Crianlarich.  From here take the A85 through Ardchyle and soon after turn left onto the A827 to Killin.  Drive through Killin and stay on the A827 along the North shore of Loch Tay and eventually into Aberfeldy.  You will soon reach the traffic lights junction where the A826 (to Crieff) meets the A827.  At this junction turn left onto the B846 (Taybridge Road).  Follow this road over the river (General Wade's bridge over the River Tay) and into Weem village.  Soon after you have left Weem village you will see Castle Menzies signs on the right.  Turn right here onto the track towards the Castle.  Park in front of the Castle.

Disabled visitors

Castle Menzies, the Old Kirk of Weem and the Walled Garden are all ancient buildings and places which retain many of their original features.  As a result there is unfortunately very limited access for wheelchair users and there are steps and uneven floors throughout the properties.  The upper floors of the Castle may well be inaccessible for those who find stairs difficult.  On the ground floor we have a video area showing a detailed film of the Castle and its history, which allows those restricted to the ground floor to learn about the upper floors.

We have a disabled toilet.

No dogs except guide dogs are permitted within the Castle.

If you have any queries please contact the Castle Manager.

Health & Safety

Throughout the Castle there are steep stone steps, spiral staircases, other steps not immediately obvious, uneven surfaces and low doorways.  Please take great care.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

There is no access for children's buggies or pushchairs for the same reasons as given above for wheelchair users.

If you have any queries please contact the Castle Manager.

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Highly rated visitor attraction

We are delighted to have been awarded Certificates of Excellence for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by TripAdvisor for the quality of the Castle as a visitor attraction, as rated by independent reviewers on TripAdvisor.

2017 Opening times - precise dates still to be confirmed

In 2017 the Castle is open to visitors from 1 April until the end of October (precise dates still to be confirmed). If you are thinking of visiting in late October please telephone us on +44 (0)1887 820982 to check whether we are open.

We are open daily during our open season as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday: 10.30am until 5.00pm with the
    last entry at 4.30pm.
  • Sundays: 2.00pm to 5.00pm with the last entry at 4.30pm.
  • Bank and Public Holidays: open as usual.

For Tea Room opening times see below.

Please note that on occasion the Castle may close early for a private function.  When this happens, all immediate local Visit Scotland offices will be informed, so please check if you are travelling a long way to visit us.  Signs will also be displayed at the Castle entrance.

2017 Admission prices (to be confirmed)

  • Adults £6.50
  • Children (under 16 years) £3.00
  • Concessions (those over 60 years, full-time students, members of HM forces with MOD 90) £5.50
  • Family ticket £15.00 (2 adults and 2 children 6 - 16 years; under 6 years free)
  • Ground floor visit only (including video 'tour') £3.00

Group tickets may be available by advance arrangement with the Castle Manager.  Groups are a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25.  Group bookings will be provided with a guided tour.

The entry ticket includes entry to the Castle's Walled Gardens and the Old Kirk of Weem (for further information on visiting the Old Kirk please click here).

We reserve the right to refuse entry and to increase admission fees from year to year.

Private tours in the winter season

Between November and March each year private tours may be arranged in advance with the Castle Manager, with a minimum of 8 persons and a maximum of 25.  The tours will last approximately 1 hours 15 minutes.  Cost: £10.00 per person (no concessions).

Castle Tea Room

The Tea Room sells tea, special and fruit teas, Brodies of Edinburgh coffee, cold drinks and fruit juices, biscuits, locally produced tray bakes and shortbread, sweets, crisps and (summer months only) ice cream and lollies.

Our Tea Room will be open as follows:

  • May: Saturdays 11.30am to 4.15pm, Sundays 2.00pm to 4.15pm
  • June to September: 11.30am to 4.15pm (Sundays 2.00pm to 4.15pm)
  • October & November: Saturdays 11.30am to 4.15pm, Sundays 2.00pm to 4.15pm

The Tea Room is also open to members of the public not wishing to tour the Castle.

Events

Menzies Clan Society annual clan gathering

On the second weekend of each August, the Menzies Clan Society holds its annual clan gathering at Castle Menzies.  For more information, click here (takes you to the Menzies Clan Society's website).

 

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