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Elcho Castle

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Elcho, a ruined castle in Rhynd parish, Perthshire, on the right bank of the Tay, 4 miles by river, 5¼ by road, ESE of Perth. Re-roofed about 1830, to preserve it from further dilapidation, it is of considerable extent, and remains entire in the walls, which are strong and massive, in very durable material. Its battlemented top, gained by several winding stairs, in good preservation, commands magnificent prospects up and down the river. Elcho belongs to the Earl of Wemyss, and gives to him, and through him to his eldest son, the title of Baron Elcho, dating from 1628.—Ord. Sur., sh. 48, l868.

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