We are delighted to welcome visitors back to our Castle and Gardens for the 2021 season.
Open Days: Wednesday – Sunday
Times: 10am – 5.30pm (last entry 4pm)
|Individual per Person||House and Gardens||Gardens only||Annual Pass|
|Students (with ID cards)||£12.75||£7.70||£20.00|
|Children (5-16 years)||£9.00||£4.00||£10.00|
|Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)||£45.00||£20.00||£50.00|
*Prices above include a voluntary 10% donation towards our restoration and conservation projects.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
For entry to The Atholl Highlanders Parade, please purchase either a Castle and Gardens or a Gardens Only ticket using the button below. Please note for the parade day, any arrival time on the booking calendar during the morning gives you entry to the Gardens for the full day and allows you to arrive at any time during our period of opening
There is a ground floor audio-visual room for those not wanting to or able to use the stairs.
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 Blair Castle International Horse Trials).
Photographic ID must be presented when using your pass at the ticket office.
2021 Price: Adults £20, Children £10 and Families £50 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
Throughout the year, we host a wide variety of exciting events for all the family. Coming up soon we have:
This year’s Atholl Highlander Parade will take place on the 9th of October. See Europe’s only private army on the Blair Castle forecourt and experience this spectacular piping and drumming tradition. Find out more here.
Our annual Christmas Fair is back from the 5th – 7th of November. To find out more details and to book tickets online, visit here.
Outdoor cinema comes to Blair Castle this October, running from the 22nd – 24th. Find a spooktacular choice of films to suit everyone. Find out more here.
If you have bought tickets online for the season and are unable to use them on the date specified then please email us 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.
We do not permit wheelchairs on the upper floors.
The audiovisual 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 are 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.
To book tickets please contact our Castle office by email or call 01796 481 207. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day. Please note, tickets will be at timed entry and limited capacity.
Castle tours are self-guided, with information in every room and guides on each floor to answer any questions you may have. Find us on the Smartify app and enjoy an audio tour during your visit to the Castle. You can also explore the app from home.
For the 2021 season room notes will be provided in English, 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.
There is an EV charging point within our visitor car park at Blair Castle, provided by Pod Point. The pod is rated at 7kw and is easy to use via their Pod Point app. Simply download and register for an account prior to use and follow the steps for charging.
As part of our ongoing efforts to be sustainable at Blair Castle, the Pod Point is connected to the Castle hydro scheme, which was reinstated in 2015. As a result, it is powered entirely by renewable energy.
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 on 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 Tullibardine Restaurant is now open and serving a delicious range of hot and cold dishes, sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, tea and organic coffee. Please note, it is closed during the winter season.
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]