Beautifully restored, the tower, completed in 1467, is the only remaining part of the ancestral home of the Earls of Mar. The structure retains rare medieval features, notably the complete timber roof structure and groin vaulting. A superb loan collection of portraits and chattels of the Erskine family includes silverware, china and paintings by Raeburn and Van Dyck. There are four floors as well as a dungeon, and living history actors regale visitors with tales of an abbot's curse, crib ghosts, and the building's ruin and restoration.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Large print interpretation, audio-visual presentation with induction loop and subtitles. Film about tower and portrait slides on request, Parking at entrance by prior arrangement
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 31 Mar-Apr & Sep-Oct, Fri-Mon 12-4; May-Aug, Thu-Mon 12-5 (last admission 1 hr before closing). Please see website for full details
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