When the Atholl family first made their home in the Strath of Garry, more than seven centuries ago, it was a wild and dangerous place. It was also a strategic one. Whoever held Blair Atholl was gatekeeper to the Grampian mountains and the route north to Inverness. The Castle has been a magnet to visitors for generations. One or two have been turned away with a bucket of boiling oil or a volley of musket fire. Most have been warmly welcomed. Blair was one of the first private houses in Scotland to be opened to the public. Today, it welcomes more visitors than any other.
Open 1 April - 31 October (9.30am-5.30pm)
Adults £10.50 Seniors £9.00 Students (with I.D) £9.00 Children (5-16 Years £6.30 Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £28.00 Disabled £3.20
Blair Castle is just off the main A9 road at Blair Atholl in Highland Perthshire between Perth and Inverness. It is some 35 miles (56km) north of Perth. Travelling by road, take the turn signposted to Blair Atholl some 7 miles north of Pitlochry. The main gates to the Castle are a prominent feature in the centre of the village. By Train Disembark at Blair Atholl Station. Turn right on the road which runs through the village and the castle gates will soon be seen on the other side. Follow the main drive to the castle up the lime avenue, just over half a mile (1,000 metres) from the station.
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Facilities and services
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Parking for coaches
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
Disabled visitors can enjoy 12 rooms on the ground floor, all of which are accessible by wheelchair. Disabled visitors may be brought to the entrance to the Castle.
- Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
- Licensed for weddings
- Pre-booking service for groups
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