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This spectacular sixteenth century castle has been restored by the Menzies Clan Society. Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years, it was involved in the turbulant history of the Highlands and here Bonnie Prince Charlie rested on his way to Culloden in 1746. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid example of the transition between earlier rugged fortress and later mansion house.

Castle Menzies stands north of the River Tay at Weem on the B846, one and half miles from Aberfeldy in the Breadalbane region of Highland Perthshire (Breadalbane means “the upper part of Alba” in Gaelic). Shot taken on Sunday 21st December 08 in the middle of our winter.

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
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  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot mate.

  • Braedene
    Braedenealmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful light – I love our castles and our highland homes Tom- you have portrayed Menzies castle perfectly – not far from me. Wonderful image. Liz

  • It is a lovely little castle and it was a lovely bright although cold day when we visited.

    – Tom Gomez

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    wow you had such wonderful shooting conditions on that december trip!! a brilliant capture and stunning hdr!

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    l can’t wait to get over there and see some of these castles !! wonderful capture Tom, l love the lighting too

  • Neil
    Neilalmost 6 years ago

    What a beautiful country you have Tom, and you capture it so well in your photos.

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful perspective and just love the colours Tom

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    Magnificant capture Tom!! XO

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalalmost 6 years ago

    Great castle Tom & nice ‘lead-in’ lines!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Tom, this is stunning, love it!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    A superb shot Tom and history .

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