This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

This website is also available for your locale (English, United States). Click here to change it.
Click here to hide this message.

Balvaird Castle

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

Location type: Castle
Location address: United Kingdom, Perth and Kinross
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by | Reference Otter | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Balvaird Castle is a particularly fine and complete example of a traditional late medieval Scottish tower house, built around the year 1500 for Sir Andrew Murray, a younger son of the family of Murray of Tullibardine. He acquired the lands of Balvaird in Perthshire through marriage to the heiress Margaret Barclay, a member of a wealthy family. It is likely that Balvaird Castle was built on the site of an earlier Barclay family castle. Substantial remnants of earthwork fortifications around the Castle may survive from earlier defences.

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information


Add comment