Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire
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  • Blair Atholl Estates

    Blair Atholl,

    Perth and Kinross,

    PH18 5TL

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Blair Castle

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. 
 
Open 1 April - 31 October (9.30am-5.30pm)  
 
*The castle is open on 13th December and 20th December 2015, from 10am until 4.00pm. 

 

Tayberry Gallery

If you’re looking for something British made, unusual gifts, unique items with a great range of pieces, then Tayberry Gallery is for you!

Selling Your Home

Although many people decide against putting their house on the market at this time of year, Clyde Property's Gary Robertson tells us why it could be beneficial to put the for sale sign up in October or November.

Parklands Fizz Lunch

Parklands boutique hotel with dining in Perth City Centre offer a delicious 3 course lunch with a glass of fizz every Sunday for only £22.50! Not one to miss an opportunity for good food and wine Holly headed along with her mum and tells us all about it in this #SmallCityReview.

Hedgegow Jam with Gin

Delicious homemade jam with Gin! This hedgerow jam recipe uses the best wild Scottish berries and a good glug of gin - perfection!

Helping the Homeless

To mark World Food Day next Monday, local restauranteur Praveen Kumar of Tabla and the Indian Cook School is taking his food out on the streets on Thursday to feed the homeless.

Orange and Almond Gin Cake

A super moist and extra delicious almond and orange cake made all the better by the addition of Persie Gin's citrus variety.

Dive In!

Swimming has a host of fantastic health benefits and is a great way to lose weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and more. And with pools located throughout Perthshire, there's never been a better time to dive in!

Circus Tots

A few weeks ago I came across the brand new ‘Circus Tots’ class, held on Friday mornings near Inveralmond. Freya knows no bounds at the moment when it comes to climbing, swinging and generally flinging herself off things, so I knew she’d love it.

Cannae Beat a Ceilidh

Live Active Leisure has launched a new ceilidh fitness class at Bell's Sports Centre. The six-week block gets underway on 1st September and is guaranteed to be great fun as well as good exercise.

Call for Young Performers

The team behind Perth Theatre's homecoming panto is on the lookout for talented young performers aged between 9 and 13 to star in the 2017 production of Aladdin.