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Blair Castle is a category A listed building and is located near the village of Blair Altholl in Perthshire, Scotland. The gardens of the castle are held in high importance and are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. The castle was the ancestral home of Cian Murray and was traditionally the seat of their chief who was the Duke of Atholl.
The castle has been in the Atholl family for over seven centuries now and what makes this castle special is that you are given the opportunity to explore Scottish history through the eyes of the Altholl Family. You will be able to see their collection of portraits, lace, china and furniture will allow you to recreate your own experience of being in the castle. The family have a very distinct past with some of the Altholl family being adventurers, politicians, Jacobites and Royalists. In addition to this, some have been entrepreneurs and agriculturists, soldiers and scholars.
A popular rite of passage during the 18th and 19th Century was the Grand Tour around Europe, typified as a coming of age which a few of the family undertook and influences the character of the castle.
Blair Castle with all it’s history, it’s treasure-filled rooms, wide range of parks, woods and rivers, make this one of Scotland’s most visited attractions.