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Blair Castle

The whitewashed and turreted Blair Castle presents an impressive sight as you approach up the driveway from the centre of Blair Atholl village, especially if a piper is playing. These pipers belong to the Atholl Highlanders, a select group retained by the Duke as his private army-a unique privilege afforded to him by Queen Victoria, who stayed here in 1844.
 
Highlights include the soaring entrance hall, with every spare inch of wood panelling covered in weapons, and the vast ballroom, with its timber roof, antlers, and mixture of portraits. 
 
The story of Blair Castle and the Dukes of Atholl will take you from Mary Queen of Scots to the English Civil War, from Lord George Murray and the Jacobite cause to the disaster of Culloden, and from the Isle of Man to Queen Victoria’s love affair with the Scottish Highlands.
 
Over nineteen generations, the Stewarts and Murrays of Atholl have backed winners and losers, fallen in and out of political favour, won battles and lost them. They have been adventurers and politicians, Jacobites and Royalists, entrepreneurs and agriculturalists, soldiers and scholars. And they have almost all, in one way or another, left their mark on Blair Castle.

Blair Castle Address:
Blair Castle
Blair Atholl
Pitlochry
Perthshire, PH18 5TL
Scotland, UK

Blair Castle Opening Times:
Daily from 1st April to 30th October, 9.30am - last admission 4.30pm
 
Blair Castle Admission:
House and Grounds       
Adults £7.90               
Seniors £6.90               
Students (With ID) £6.50               
Children (5 - 16 Years) £4.90               
Family Ticket £20.50

Grounds Only
Adults £2.70
Seniors £2.70
Students (With ID) £2.70
Children (5 - 16 Years) £1.40
Family Ticket £6.00

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