The Romantic Charm of a Grand Scottish Castle
The Meikleour Castle in Perthshire, about an hour north of Edinburgh, exudes the romantic appeal of a grand Highland estate. Nearby, the Dowager Countess of Strathmore still lives in Glamis Castle (of Shakespeare’s Macbeth fame and the late Queen Mother’s childhood home).
Originally a hunting lodge, the castle’s oldest wing dates back to 1570. Still, there are no trade-offs here on modern comforts and style. Largely rebuilt in the 19th century, the home’s plush interior features ultra-modern conveniences — recessed lighting, heated floors, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a sauna and steam room. Its well-tended, 40-acre grounds include one clay and one grass tennis court, spectacular formal and woodland gardens, a heated pool and its own 9-hole golf course — for those who prefer shanking their drives in private. Meikleour Castle is indeed the perfect setting to play lord or lady of the manor and is ideally located in one of the most picturesque regions of Scotland.