The ruins of the castle of peculiar forms are found in the village of Milnathort. The aforementioned ruins are in very good condition and can be visited without an entrance fee, so long as you go during the scheduled times. The castle was a gift of King James II to the local noble, Sir John of Balfour of Balgarvie, in order to defend the town. It was built in 1446 and underwent several renovations over time. It was abandoned in 1715 after the Jacobite uprisings. Today is the central attraction of the people and the area and represents one of the multiple examples of Scottish castles of the High Middle Ages. It is Very near Edinburgh or Perth, and in this area you will be sure to see something different (and if we like the castles).
While crossing central Scotland from Stirling to St. Andrews, you pass Stirling, then Clackmannanshire and later Perth and Kingross. Along the way, there are a number of small, charming towns and villages that are totally unknown to most visitors. This is the case in Milnathort, a village of barely 1,000 inhabitants located on the north shore of Loch Leven and in a beautiful natural area known as Ochil Hills. It's a very typical and well-known town with very sociable locals, who are willing to show the town's charm to the few tourists. It has a ruined castle, almost on the outskirts of town, which is the pride of all the population. There is nothing distinctive or emphasized, but the charm is everywhere, in every shop, bar or establishment. Such populations represents the daily life of the less famous Scotsmen.