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Murthly Castle

Situated within wooded grounds on the banks of the River Tay, Murthy Castle lies 2 miles (3 km) northwest of the settlement of Murthy. The castle comprises a four-storey 15th-century square tower, which has been extended to surround three sides of a courtyard. An original castle on this site is thought to have been a hunting lodge of the Kings of Scotland. Once the property of Abercrombies, it passed to the Stewarts of Grandtully in 1615. A new mansion was begun nearby in 1829 by architect James Gillespie Graham (1776 - 1855), although never finished and finally demolished in 1949.

The tower remains occupied.


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