The Castle is not ( comparitively speaking ) that old having been built for the Smythes in the 1680s. It is now occupied by the talented and artistic Murdoch family whose web site tells us this lovely tale :
The Murdoch Family first took an interest in Methven Castle when, in 1953, Ken Murdoch fell off his motorbike on the sharp bends below the castle en-route to see Anna his bride-to-be who was living in St Fillans and from that time, pursued a love affair with both. However, it wasn't until March 1984 that the Murdoch Family became owners of what had then become a ruinous building.
The family are still in residence and have breathed fresh air into a formerly decrepit pile ! Have a look at their web site for more intriguing apects of this incredible resoration .
My next blog will cover the Battle of Methven and its part in establishing our Scottish Nation .