A motte-and-bailey castle was built in the 12th century. The castle was once a royal residence. King Malcolm IV of Scotland was besieged at the castle in 1160 by Ferchar, Earl of Strathearn and five other earls. A flood in 1290 damaged the motte mound and required the castle to be rebuilt. King Edward I of England captured the castle in 1298 and 1303. It was captured by King Robert I of Scotland in 1312. Nothing remains above ground.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Perth (Scotland)". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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