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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.

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 upper floors are now private flats.
Did you know?

There is a monument to William Alexander in Halifax, Nova Scotia that is built from stones taken from Menstrie Castle

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Easter Sunday and 3 May to 30 Sep, Wed and Sun 2-5.

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