Blair Castle’s story will take you from Mary Queen of Scots to the Civil War, and from the Act of Union to the Jacobite cause and the disaster of Culloden, and from the Isle of Man to Queen Victoria’s love affair with the Scottish Highlands and her presentation of colors to the Atholl Highlanders. 30 rooms are open to view, each alive with characters from the past, highlights include the Baronial Entrance Hall and armoury featuring weapons used at the Battle of Culloden, the classic Georgian styling of the picture staircase and the magnificent ballroom bedecked in hundreds of antlers. Enjoy freshly made tea, coffee, cakes and scones and a hot traditional Scottish menu in our Tullibardine restaurant and pick up some Scottish gifts in our gift shop before venturing out into our extensive grounds. Explore Diana’s Grove and discover some of the tallest trees in Scotland, visit St Brides Kirk and don’t miss Hercules Gardens our 9 acre walled garden.
Visit: Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross, ScotlandOpen 7 days a week from March 31st to 31st October 2018 9.30am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). We are situated in Highland Perthshire in the village of Blair Atholl just a minutes drive from the A9, 90 minutes from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh and 50 minutes from Aviemore. Enjoy walking around the castle and exploring the decades of history on offer, explore the ancestry of the Murray family and get to know the Dukes and Duchesses that spanned the centuries. On the hour between 11 - 3pm for 15 minutes there is also a piper who will play 15 minutes of bagpipes for all visitors to enjoy. We have many activities on the estate as well where you can book via our website. These include: Tractor Rides, Landrover Safaris, Pony Trekking and also we have a range of accommodation that can be booked through our website if you wish to extend your stay.