of Methven lies 8km west of Perth amidst the rolling farmland of east Strathearn.
It's long straight main street forms part of the E-W A85 trunk road.
In 1306 Robert I (Robert the Bruce)
was defeated at Methven by the Earl of Pembroke during his long campaign
to have himself recognised as rightful king of Scotland and to ensure full
and lasting Scottish independence.
Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII
of England, lived in Methven Castle from 1526-41. In 1503 she had married
James IV but he died at the disasterous Battle of Flodden in 1514. Margaret
married her 3rd husband Henry Stewart (later Lord Methven) in 1526.
The present castle at Methven, built
by the Duke of Lennox, dates from the mid 17thC and is one of the last
traditional tower house style castles to be built in Scotland. In has been
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