Blair Castle and Gardens 2020 – Covid 19 Secure Pre arrival information


Your safety and that of our staff are the key concern this season, followed closely by our attention to service, so your visit to Blair Castle is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.


Please only travel to the castle if you are complying with guidance from The Scottish Government and do check with everyone in your party before you leave home that no one is aware of experiencing Covid19 symptoms (HTTPS://WWW.NHS.UK/CONDITIONS/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19/SYMPTOMS/). If someone is then in everyone’s best interests, please stay at home. If anyone in your party shows any symptoms of Covid-19 while you are visiting the gardens, you should advise us immediately by calling 01796 481207 whereupon further guidance will be issued.


Attention to cleanliness and hygiene is central to our Covid19 security at Blair Castle. For guests visiting the castle, please note the ticket must be purchased on-line in advance of arrival so you can book into a guide led tour.


There will be hand sanitiser stations at the car park and at all key entry points around the venue. All touch points will be disinfected every two hours and wherever possible, doors and gates will be left open.


Our guide led tours of the castle are socially distanced with a capacity of 12 visitors but under Government regulations, any sub-groups within the tour must be from one household and no larger than six people.

The guide led tour will start with an introduction outside to welcome and advise how our visitors should respect each other within the venue to maintain safety and enjoyment of the experience. Visitors to our guide led tours will be asked to wear face masks while inside the venue so please do arrive prepared. The castle exhibition rooms are large and spacious so with groups no more than 12, social distancing will be comfortably straight forward however the guide will be in charge of the group to ensure everyone is well informed and maintaining that policy.


Toilet facilities are available. We will control access so only one person or family has access at a time and there will be disinfectant available to apply to touch points before and after use. We will clean and disinfect the toilets every two hours and disinfect touch points hourly.


All visitors will be given access to the castle’s spacious ballroom. Accordingly, you will be able to experience this very special building, commissioned by the 7th Duke and designed by David Bryce for the Atholl Highlanders in the late nineteenth century.

Please note, while inside any of our venue buildings, you will be asked to wear a mask in accordance with current Government guidelines


Finally, and we mean this most sincerely, please enjoy your visit and relax!