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Blair Castle

Perthshire

Blair Castle
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Blair Castle is located in Perthshire near the pretty village of Blair Atholl (which has a railway station on the main Edinburgh - Inverness rail line). 35 miles north of Perth and 7 miles north of Pitlochry on the main A9 road.

The ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, Blair Castle dates from the 13th century. It has a magnificent setting in 2,500 acres of grounds within an estate of over 145,000 acres.

Open to the public as a Visitor Attraction, it has been rated 5 Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.
Open daily April - October from 9.30am (last admission 4.30pm). Limited opening times in winter. Guided tours available to groups. Gift shop, restaurant and audio-visual presentation.

A Ranger Service provides free information about the 9 waymarked trails for walkers and cyclists on the estate. There is also a Pony trekking centre. Fishing, deer stalking and grouse shooting by arrangement.

Self catering accommodation is available in Highland lodges.
Blair Castle Caravan Park provides holiday homes and pitches for caravans and tents.

The Castle is available for civil and religious weddings and receptions
as well as corporate hospitality, private dining and product launches.

The Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair are held here each year.

Visit the Official Blair Castle web site for full details

If you are driving along the main A9 road, the best place to stop and take a panoramic shot of Blair Castle and the surrounding countryside is at layby 50. When heading south you have a better view from the road than when heading north.

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