Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. The castle has had a diverse history, witnessing both turbulent and peaceful times, enlarged and adapted over 700 years to suit the needs of the family and style of the day. Home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs, the family history is brought to life against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scottish baronial architecture, in 30 rooms.
Visitors may wander through the GROUNDS, visiting Hercules Garden, a nine acre walled garden and Diana’s Grove, famous for its tall exotic conifers. There’s also the ruins of St Bride’s Kirk, set against spectacular scenery.
Entrance fees to Blair Castle
Tours of the castle are self-guided, with information in every room and guides on each floor to answer any questions you may have. Guided tours can be requested (excluding July and August) at no extra cost for any groups of 12 or more. Tours are subject to availability on the day of the visit and cannot be guaranteed. Advance booking, particularly when guides are requested, is strongly recommended. Tours take approximately 50 minutes.
Blair Castle gives you the opportunity to see Scottish history through the lives of the Atholl Family, their collections of furniture, arms, china, lace and portraits speak for themselves.
Blair Castle is at the heart of historic landscape which was laid out in the 18th century and features a nine acre walled garden, an extensive wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a gothic folly. Highland cattle graze in fields nearby and the native red squirrel can often be spotted amongst the branches of some of garden’s trees. Peacocks roam freely, a popular photo opportunity for visitors.
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