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Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

Blair Atholl Street, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL, Scotland
+44 1796 481207
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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 here leads you from Mary Queen of Scot's visit to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to Queen Victoria's famous stay which led to the creation of Europe's only surviving private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Over 700 years of Scottish history are on display across 30 rooms. Highlights of the castle tour include the Baronial Entrance Hall, featuring weapons used at the Battle of Culloden; the classic Georgian styling of the Picture Staircase; the grandeur of the State Dining Room and Drawing Room; and the magnificent Ballroom, bedecked in hundreds of antlers. The Castle sits at the hub of a breathtaking historic landscape and the gardens and grounds feature a 9 acre walled garden, a peaceful wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a whimsical Gothic folly.
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  • Average7%
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Blair Atholl Street, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL, Scotland
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+44 1796 481207
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Blair Castle with my partner and 3year old last Thursday, something that I have wanted to do for years but being a non driver and having a young child and a partner who is not as enthusiastic about historic properties as I am,...More

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BlairCastle, Director of Sales at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Blair Castle is amazing, it has 30 rooms of wonderful artefacts. We were able to get lots of information as there are plenty of guides to help. We spent over 5 hours in the the castle and gardens. It’s a must to visit

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BlairCastle, Director of Sales at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having just joined Historic houses we thought we'd put the membership to use. We didn't have time to visit the castle as we were travelling, but we walked round the gardens and up to the deer park. What we saw was pleasant and definitely made...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in on return from a visit up north . Lovely grounds which were soothing in todays hectic world. The Castle has so much history and not only from the distant past. Highly recommended Very nice sandwiches in the tearoom.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This castle was rebuilt as a Georgian mansion after 1700, and was rebuilt in the 1860's in the Scot's baronial style. This is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, and the clan seat of the Murrays of Atholl. Did you know...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of the castle and family is very impressive and the exhibits are beautiful. It is worth the short walk to the gardens.

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BlairCastle, Director of Sales at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really lucky to arrive just in time for the 2 o' clock free guided tour. I love guided tours. They provide so much more information than just walking by yourself and reading signs. She was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic woman. Gave us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very quiet Monday morning and had the place near enough to ourselves!! So beautifully quiet and we were able to walk round the castle at our own pace, taking as much time as we liked to see wonderful rooms and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at Blair Athol Castle for a visit on a weekend break in the area. Well laid out car park and a warm welcome set our visit off to a good start. We enjoyed our walk around this castle. Very informative. Very well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are very extensive, but we were kept to a specific area to view. There was a lot to see and there is a self guided tour inside. You are not allowed to take photos in the various rooms, but once you get to...More

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ashwolf26
18 September 2017|
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Response from PeterLanky | Reviewed this property |
Tours are available for groups of 12 or more and take around 50 minutes. Individual visitors should allow around 1-2 hours to see the castle and another hour for the garden. Also plenty of walking in nice weather.
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Paul B
25 July 2017|
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Response from BlairCastle | Property representative |
Morning, thanks everyone for you wonderful help! Yes you can purchase garden only tickets, castle tickets include access to the gardens as well. Hope you have a great trip to see us!
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Chris W
15 July 2017|
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Response from BlairCastle | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on a lead in the gardens and grounds but only guide dogs are allowed in the castle. Hope you enjoy your visit!
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