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Balvaird Castle

Situated between Gateside and Bridge of Earn within Perth and Kinross, the L-shaped tower house of Balvaird Castle sits atop an exposed ridge, overlooking Glen Farg. The Murrays of Balvaird were the forebears of the family which eventually acquired the titles of Lord Balvaird, Viscount Stormont and Earl of Mansfield. The Murray family abandoned this castle in favour of Scone in 1685 and although it subsequently served as accommodation for farm workers, Balvaird had fallen into disrepair by 1845. Acquired by Historic Scotland in 1974, it has been restored.


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