Huntingtower Castle


  • Attractions
  • Outside the City

An imposing, and somewhat unusual building, Huntingtower Castle was originally built by the Ruthven Clan in the 15th century and has been added to over the ensuing years. It’s located a few kilometres from the centre of Perth.

Explore the castle where Mary Queen of Scots and her new husband Lord Darnley stayed during the Chaseabout Raid – when they saw off a rebellion – and uncover some dramatic episodes in Scotland’s story.

What to see and do

  • Get to grips with the castle’s odd layout – its two closely placed tower houses form an unusual arrangement
  • Look for the delicately painted ceiling dating from about 1540 and painted plasterwork of a similar date
  • Seek out the secret hiding place used for Ruthven treasures – a cupboard within a cupboard, hidden behind a stone
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site
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  • History & Heritage
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