Who lives in Castle Menzies?

Who lives in Castle Menzies?

On the second floor is the Main Living Room, the private residence of the laird and his family. The walls are decorated with 18th-century panelling and the plasterwork ceiling is a reproduction of the original. On display in the Living Room are clan artefacts and the death mask of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

When was Castle Menzies built?

sixteenth century
Castle Menzies was built in the sixteenth century. However, it was built very close to the former site of Weem Castle which was destroyed in 1502. Castle Menzies was then strategically built to protect the Highlands and the Clan Menzies. For over 500 years, Castle Menzies was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies.

What kind of Castle is Castle Menzies in Scotland?

Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle, restored during the twentieth century by the Menzies Clan Society. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid Renaissance example of the transition in Scottish castles from earlier rugged Highland fortresses to later mansion houses.

What is the history of the Menzies Clan?

Menzies Clan Menzies Clan Crest: The head of a savage. Menzies Clan Motto: Vil God I Zal (God willing I shall). History of Clan Menzies: The origin of this clan lies in Mayneris, near Rouen, in France.

How to get a certificate of Excellence for Castle Menzies?

The best way is to call us on +44 (0)1887 820982. We have Certificates of Excellence for 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2016 from TripAdvisor for the quality of the Castle as a visitor attraction. If you are thinking of hiring the Castle for an event, go to our Weddings & hire pages.

When was the Castle Menzies charitable trust established?

The Menzies Charitable Trust was established in 1994 to look after the castle, the walled garden and St Cuthbert’s Old Kirk of Weem. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Castle Menzies.