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Blair Castle

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Address:
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TL, The Highland North
Description:

Located in Highland Perthshire in the Cairngorms National Park, 90 minutes from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, Blair Castle provides the perfect stop when exploring Scotland. Enjoy a self-guided tour around 30 of our beautiful rooms at your own pace with plenty of kids activities to keep the whole family entertained.

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.

Over 19 generations the Stewarts and Murray’s of Atholl have been adventurers and politicians, Jacobites and Royalists, entrepreneurs and agriculturists, soldiers and scholars. They have made fortunate marriages and have almost all in one way or another made their mark on Blair Castle.

The paintings, furniture and other contents of the rooms in Blair Castle reflect the lives, history and interests of the dukes of Atholl. Few of them went on the grand tour around Europe, so popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, and those who did seemed to have little inclination or perhaps no means by which to send home foreign treasures.  One might think more’s the pity, but the story built up by the furnishings and paintings, collected over the years, gives todays visitor a rather more personal insight into castle life.

After your tour enjoy lunch, speciality tea & coffee and home baked cakes in our Tullibardine Restaurant and then head out to the gardens to enjoy our deer park, adventure playground and discover some of the tallest trees in Britain.

 

Castle is open 7 days a week 9.30am – 5.30pm (last entry is 4.30pm) until 30th October.

Contact Information
Phone: 01796 481207
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