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|Location||Perth and Kinross|
|Town or city||Crook of Devon|
|Design and construction|
Tullibole Castle is a 17th-century castle in Crook of Devon, a village in Perthshire. It was built by John Halliday in 1608 and is currently owned by the Moncrieff family. The castle was designated a Category A listed building in 1971.
The first evidence of a building on the site was in 1304. The current castle began as a 16th-century tower house before it was expanded in 1608 by John Halliday who bought the land in 1589 from the Herring family. The castle was extended again later in the 18th century before it was passed by marriage to the Moncrieff family in around 1740. The interior of the castle and the gardens were renovated in the late 1950s. The name of the castle changed from Tulliebole Castle to Tullibole Castle during the same period.
In 2012, a memorial was unveiled at the castle, commissioned by the current owner of the castle, Rhoderick Moncrieff. It commemorates the Crook of Devon witch trials in 1662 where previous members of the Moncrieff family sent 11 people to their deaths because they were believed to be witches.
The castle is now primarily used for weddings and events as well as a bed and breakfast.
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