Welcome to Blair Castle   

                         1 April to 31 October

 Open daily 9.30am- 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)  

  

Blair Castle is closed this weekend (25th & 26th October) due to the Glenfiddich Piping & Fiddling Championships  

                                                                                                               French version 

 

 

700 YEARS OF SCOTTISH HISTORY ACROSS 30 ROOMS

 

Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story told here will take you from a visit by Mary Queen of Scots to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to the disaster of Culloden following Bonnie Prince Charlie's own stay in the castle. You'll hear how the lucky inheritance of a smuggler-infested island helped turn the castle into a comfortable home, and learn how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders.

Dating back to 1269, the castle has been transformed through the ages, from its cold medieval beginnings in a strategic position during political struggles to become a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian  castle in the barionial style. These influences can still be seen today across the 30 rooms on full display. 

 

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