Region : Tayside
Location : 11 miles W of Blairgowrie
Details : Overlooking the Perthshire hills, Ashintully is first and foremost a working sheep farm. Set in over 3,000 acres of rolling countryside on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, the castle dates back to 1583 when it was built by Colonel David Spalding with the plunder that resulted from his clan’s support of the King of Spain in the Dutch Revolt.
The castle and grounds are rich in history and legend and were the scenes of murder and mayhem in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is also reputed that Robert Roy MacGregor often stopped at Ashintully as a guest of the Spaldings and the ‘Rob Roy’ room remains to this day.
The castle is now a family home offering exceptional holiday and sporting lets to those seeking somewhere just a little bit different.
Paranormal Phenomena : Alleged to have three ghosts in residence. (1) A hunchback called Crooked Davie who was mistreated and then killed here. (2) A “Green Jean” walks among the trees in the family graveyard behind the castle. (3) a Tinker summarily executed for trespassing.