Garth Castle  Perthshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Garth Castle like this:

Garth Castle, a mansion in Fortingall parish, NW Perthshire, on the left bank of the Lyon, 1¼ mile ENE of Fortingall hamlet, and 7 miles W by S of Aberfeldy. It was the birthplace of Major-General David Stewart (1772-1829), Governor of St Lucia, and author of Sketehes o-f the Highlanders; and the seat of Sir Archibald Campbell, G.C.B., Bart. ...

(1770-1843), Governor of New Brunswick and commander-in-chief in the Burmese war. Now it is the property of Sir Donald Currie, K.C.M.G. (b. 1825), who purchased the estate for £51,000 in 1880, the year of his election as Liberal member for Perthshire, and who has built a considerable addition, including a tower. Old Garth Castle, 2½ miles NNE, near the right bank of Keltney Burn, is a ruinous square keep, crowning a rocky promontory 150 feet high. It was a stronghold of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan (the 'Wolf of Badenoch'), in the latter half of the 14th century.—Ord. Sur., sh. 55, 1869.

Additional information about this locality is available for Fortingall

Garth Castle through time

Garth Castle is now part of Perth and Kinross district. Click here for graphs and data of how Perth and Kinross has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Garth Castle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Garth Castle, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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