Since one of our sons has moved to Errol in Perthshire we’ve been travelling along a road which we hadn’t been on before and the view of Balvaird Castle from the road is an enticing one. So a few weeks ago we were on our way back home to Fife and as we were in no hurry we decided to stop and investigate the castle. The photo below is just how it looks from the road.
There’s a track up to the castle, it’s not too hard on the legs and it’s not long before you reach the castle.
Some of it is in not bad condition but other parts are ruins as you can see. It all adds to the atmosphere though.
The view above is of the land around the back of the castle. And below is looking over to Fife.
The castle was built in 1500 by Sir Andrew Murray and it’s definitely worth breaking your journey to go and have a snoop around the outside of it, and it doesn’t cost anything either, unusually.