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Overview

You’ll find Blair Castle in the traditional Scottish village of Blair Atholl at the entrance to the Cairngorms National Park.

Surrounded by hills and peaceful countryside, the castle has some of Scotland’s finest views. The castle has been transformed through the ages, from its cold medieval beginnings to become a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian castle in the Baronial style.

All of these influences can be seen today on a castle tour.


Today
Today’s opening hours

The castle summer season commences on 30th March 2019 until 30th October 2019 (excluding Saturday 26th October).

Our daily opening hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm with last admission at 4.30pm, 7 days per week.

Opening
Opening

2019

The castle summer season commences on 30th March 2019 until 30th October 2019 (excluding Saturday 26th October).

Our daily opening hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm with last admission at 4.30pm, 7 days per week.

 

Find Us
Find us

Blair Castle is 35 miles north of Perth, just off the A9. It has connecting train services from major cities and the Caledonian Sleeper from London arrives at Blair Atholl station. There are also national and local bus links to Blair Atholl.

For cyclists the Castle is situated along National Route 7.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.
 
Adults: £13.00
 
Children (5-16 years): £8.30
 
Family Ticket: £38.00

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Hearing loops
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

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. 

If you would like to discuss your group visit to Blair Castle and Gardens, please contact our bookings office on 01796 481207 or email bookings@blair-castle.co.uk.


Fun Facts

Blair Castle was a favorite place for Queen Victoria to visit, she gave the Atholl Highland army the right to bear arms on one of her visits and it remains the last private army in Europe.

 

Cairngorms


Walks

There is a fantastic network of walks on Atholl Estates, exploring our glens and woodland and open moorland. Longer routes take you into the hills and the wilder parts of the Cairngorms.
 
For the intrepid walker, there are six Munros and two Corbetts and various long-distance routes through the hills such as Glen Tilt and the Minigaig Pass.
 
There are also many paths in the woods between the castle and the caravan park which you can explore yourself. We also have six waymarked trails ranging from the one mile Red Squirrel Trail in the woods to the beautiful 10 mile Glen Tilt Trail.


A wedding at Blair Castle


Weddings

Blair Castle is a regal venue that offers an inspiring range of rooms, opulent backdrops, romantic interiors and the most spectacular of gardens in which to celebrate your special day.

Our incredible ballroom can comfortably seat up to 220 people and yet is still welcoming and intimate enough to seat 80. With the secret door opening from our ballroom into our Banvie hall a modern glass room with stunning views over the gardens it really is the perfect mix of modern versus traditional grandeur.

For a smaller intimate wedding of up to 50 people we can offer the dining room based on the first floor of the castle, this stunning room offers views over the surrounding countryside and creates an ambiance of intimacy and splendour.

Looking for something different? Then we can also offer ceremonies in our stunning 9 acre walled garden or in our ruined kirk which are both a short stroll away for your guests.

Facilities

  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • In-house catering
  • Guest parking

We had an amazing day!! All of our guests were blown away with the castle and I couldn't think of any place more perfect to have a wedding. We really loved every minute of it!!


Accommodation

Located in the shadow of the historic Blair Castle in the village of Blair Atholl; Blair Castle Caravan Park is surrounded by the impressive landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park.

The park offers spectacular mountain scenery combined with superb facilities along with plenty of local amenities including places to eat, shops and visitor attractions.

The holiday park centres around 9 acres of green open space, a play area and putting green, suitable for family games and a safe place for children to play. The park is also home to Segway Ecosse, providing a fun range of segway tours around the surrounding estate.

Blair Castle Caravan Park was awarded AA Campsite of the Year 2017; an accolade we are enormously proud of.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Blair Castle has impressed guests and visitors for generations and does the same today for any companies looking to do the same for their staff and clients.

Our venues are flexible and we have a number of options for meetings, incentive groups, gala dinners and product launches; from bold contemporary spaces to opulent historic interiors.

We also offers a range of group leisure activities and traditional country sports to keep all your guests entertained. 

Blair Castle is at the heart of one of Scotland’s leading Highland estates, and we can also offer accommodation for your group. 

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

Blair Castle is a stunning venue to hold any event, great atmosphere and the staff were so helpful in getting every detail right.


School Visits

We offer reduced entry price and activities that can be arranged in advance for schools and educational groups.