The castle summer season commences on 1st April 2020 until 30th October 2020.
Our daily opening hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm with last admission at 4.30pm, 7 days per week.
|Individual per person||House and gardens||Gardens only|
|Students (with ID cards)||£11.75||£7.70|
|Children (5-16 years)||£8.50||£3.50|
We are due to open our gates for the season on the 1st of April 2020, we are taking all precautions to stop the spread of coronavirus with additional hygiene stations at main areas of the Castle and guidelines as to how to use them correctly. If you have bought tickets online for the season and are unable to use them on the date specified then please get in touch with us at: [email protected] and we will be able to advise you further.
Disabled visitors should get guidance and help from reception staff on arrival at the ticket office who will direct them, if appropriate, to park close to the castle.
A full tour of the castle includes three floors and it is not possible to avoid stairs. Your entry ticket allows admittance to the whole of the ground floor which is accessible by wheelchair from the disabled parking area, and gives access to several display rooms, the gift shop, restaurant, lavatories (including disabled lavatory) and an audio-visual tour presentation (with subtitles) on the castle. Free use of a wheelchair is available if required, we do not permit wheelchairs on the upper floors.
The audio visual facility provides a rolling 25 minute display showing many aspects of the castle. It is principally intended for disabled visitors who are given priority but is otherwise open to all.
Accompanying carers will not be charged entry to Blair Castle. In addition, we welcome guide dogs, caring dogs and other recognised assistance dogs.
Click HERE to download Blair Castle’s Access Statement.
Click HERE to download the Access Statement for Blair Castle’s Gardens and Grounds.
Purchase an annual pass on your next visit to Blair Castle and return for free as many times as you like for one year from the date of purchase. Discounts are also available to annual pass holders in our restaurant and gift shop. The pass does not permit access to any paid events over and above regular castle entry (this includes the Atholl Gathering and the International Horse Trials).
2020 Price : Adults £20, Children £10 and Families £50 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
This joint ticket offers great value and admits visitors into Blair Castle, Glamis Castle and Scone Palace, with savings of up to 15%. Adult £36.00, Child £24.00, Senior Citizen £29.00, Family Ticket £110.00 (2 adults + 3 children).
Tickets are on sale from 1st April at Glamis Castle, Scone Palace or Blair Castle. They are valid throughout the 2020 season. Ticket allows one visit per Great House.
Tours of the castle are self-guided, with information in every room and guides on each floor to answer any questions you may have. Guided tours can be requested (excluding July and August) at no extra cost for any groups of 12 or more. Tours are subject to availability on the day of the visit and cannot be guaranteed. Advance booking, particularly when guides are requested, is strongly recommended. Tours take approximately 50 minutes.
Along with English, tours are available (by arrangement) in some other key languages. Room notes are provided in eight languages and guide books in English can be purchased for £4.95 per copy.
Bus services are available from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Local bus services from Pitlochry and The House of Bruar drop off on our forecourt, timetables can be found here.
If you are visiting us by car then please find directions below, the Castle is marked on the brown tourist signs along the A9 however more detailed directions are below. For Satellite Navigation systems please enter the postcode PH18 5TL
Travelling from Perth heading north:
Travel north on the A9 past Pitlochry and take the next junction to the right signposted Blair Atholl, follow the road round and down to the T junction, take a right turn to Blair Atholl, travel through Bridge of Tilt (24 hour petrol garage here if needed) and over the bridge, you will then see the stone walls and iron gates of the Castle ahead of you on your right.
Travelling from Aviemore/Inverness heading south:
Travelling south on the A9 take the junction to your left at the House of Bruar, continue on this road where the Castle will come into view on your left after 3 miles, as you enter Blair Atholl the walls and iron gates will be on your left hand side.
On arrival, you will pass through the castle gates, these are 3.3m (11ft) wide by 4.05m (13ft 4in) high, and will accommodate most coaches and motor homes. If you have any concerns, please contact the administration office on 01796 481 207 for a route that will avoid this entrance.
Free parking for visitors is available 100 metres from the castle for 200 cars and up to 20 coaches at any given time.
You are welcome to take photographs within the Castle excluding the Entrance Hall area using small cameras or mobile phones however these images are strictly for private use only. Please contact us for permission to use for business use.
To keep our collections safe and with consideration to all our visitor’s uninterrupted enjoyment, we never allow tripods, selfie sticks or flash photography.
Dogs (except guide dogs) are not permitted inside the castle, but welcome in the grounds when kept on leads.
The use of drones and other flying machinery is not allowed over Blair Castle, the castle grounds or on the wider estate unless in exceptional circumstances.
The self-service Tullibardine Restaurant provides a range of hot or cold meals, including traditional Scottish dishes to home-made soup, sandwiches and a range of cakes and tray-bakes; all of our food is made on the premises. The menu includes a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as children’s menu.
The restaurant is a member of Taste Our Best, VisitScotland’s accreditation scheme, which recognises and celebrates businesses who provide locally sourced, quality food and drink.
Our restaurant seats up to 125 people and is open from 10.00am-5.00pm (when the castle is open to visitors). The Garry Room which is part of the restaurant can be used privately and can accommodate lunches for up to 24 people (by prior arrangement only).
The castle’s Gift Shop stocks a wide range of gifts, books and souvenirs; many based on the Blair Castle collections. The shop is open during castle opening hours.
Telephone the castle on: 01796 481207
E-mail: [email protected]