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  • Menstrie Castle in Clackmannanshire
    Menstrie Castle in Clackmannanshire © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Menstrie Castle, Interior
    Menstrie Castle, Interior© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Menstrie Castle in Clackmannanshire
    Menstrie Castle in Clackmannanshire © The National Trust for Scotland

This 400-year-old castle in the former mill town of Menstrie at the foot of the Ochil Hills is part of the Clackmannanshire Tower Trail, along with Alloa Tower, Castle Campbell, Clackmannan Tower and Sauchie Tower.

Unlike these fortified medieval towers, however, Menstrie Castle is a crenellated manor house. Despite standing at only three storeys tall, it still looks very imposing, sitting as it does in the middle of a small housing estate.

Although it's not a Trust property, the Trust worked closely with the then Clackmannanshire County Council to save the castle from demolition.

The ground floor houses a fascinating slice of Scottish-Canadian history in a museum dedicated to the founding of Nova Scotia by Sir William Alexander, who was born here in 1577. The Trust looks after the rooms on the ground floor that show the exhibition and the upper floors are now private flats.


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28 Jul
  • Castle: Closed
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5 day weather forecast

  • Mon 28/07 : Sunny 25°C 25°C 28/07
  • Tue 29/07 : Partly Cloudy 18°C 18°C 29/07
  • Wed 30/07 : Light rain shower 19°C 19°C 30/07
  • Thu 31/07 : Light rain shower 19°C 19°C 31/07
  • Fri 01/08 : Patchy rain nearby 21°C 21°C 01/08