These tours are available when Covid19 restrictions allow, please refer to our Covid19 section on the website for more information found here

This winter, with so many challenges facing your holiday bookings, Blair Castle has decided to offer

exclusive tours, aiming to expand your winter options. The tours must be pre-booked for parties of

between 1 to 8 people and they can be designed around specific interests. The castle’s extensive history will unfold as

you tour up to 30 rooms, including a trip to the attics and tower, not normally open to visitors. The

tour will be hosted by one of our senior guides who will be happy to dwell on any special interest

you may have.

 

The castle is well known for its fine collections of 18th century furniture and plasterwork, its

extensive collection of china and lace while the Victorian era is full of intrigue. The Duke and

Duchess of the day were close friends of Queen Victoria as depicted in the ITV series ‘Victoria’. The

Jacobite history closely involved the sons of the 1st Duke. He had 20 children – an heir and many to

spare, which was fortunate in these turbulent times. A newly designed exhibition room opened this

year to tell the story. The 20th century saw the wife of the 8th Duke become Scotland’s first female

Member of Parliament and first female Minister of State. A room is dedicated to her achievements.

The front hall with its extensive array of weapons intrigues all ages, as a polar bear looks on from a

safe distance. If any of these subjects are of particular interest to you please tell the guide at

the start of the tour or mention it when you make your booking.

 

The tour will typically take one and a half – two hours, but can be shortened if your time is limited.

For your safety, people in different social bubbles will be asked to keep a 2m distance,

masks must be worn.

 

The castle gardens can be explored before or after your tour any time between 10am and 4pm.

Cost £160 for up to 4 people, an extra £25 per person 5 – 8 people.

To book please contact our Castle office on 01798 481207 or EMAIL