Thursday, 24 January 2013

Holiday Apartment Perth video of Huntingtower Castle in snow

Holiday Apartment Perth video of Huntingtower Castle in the snow
Huntingtower Castle once known as Ruthven Castle or the Palace of Ruthven is located near the village of  Huntingtower just outside Perth Perthshire.
The Castle was built in stages from the 15th century . In the summer of 1582, the castle was occupied by the 4th Lord Ruthven, who was also the  Earl of Gowrie. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1565, during her honeymoon with Lord Darnley. In 1582, Mary’s son, James VI, was held here against his will by the 1st Earl of Gowrie, in a famous episode known as the Ruthven Raid. With the downfall of the 3rd Earl in 1600, in an equally bizarre episode called the ‘Gowrie Conspiracy’, the Ruthvens were disinherited and their forfeited castle was renamed Huntingtower.
Now managed and run by Historic Scotland