Thursday, June 26, 2008

Menzies Castle

Today we visited Menzies Castle, an outstanding example of a 16C “Z” plan fortified house.

This was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies and is still owned by the Menzies Clan who were heavily involved in the turbulent history of the highlands, including giving hospitality to ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ in 1746.

This is one of the few castles still owned by a clan today, it has been renovated and restored to it’s original condition at the time it was built in the 1550’s. Today the castle is available for hire for weddings, ceilidhs and functions. On Thursdays Alan Brown will be doing a one man entertainment show here.

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