Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Blair Atholl

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Included as part of Cairngorms National Park at the request of the people of the town, the castle and gardens rest at the confluence of the Tilt and Garry Rivers among the Grampian Mountains. The beauty of the area, and its location on the rivers, attracted wealthy landowners over the past few centuries. Consequently, the area is dotted with estates, including Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, one of Scotland's most notable stately homes. This castle is home to the Duke of Atholl, the only duke in the UK who is allowed to raise his own army. The army, known as the Atholl Highlanders, conducts social and ceremonial events on the castle grounds. Visit over 30 perfectly preserved rooms and the restored gardens for one ticket fee. An on-site restaurant will help you keep your strength up during the epic tour. Plan your visit to Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Blair Atholl trip planning tool .
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  • I didn't visit the castle. If you really like gardens, the place is worth visiting, you'll feel at peace wandering around in there. However, if you're not crazy about gardens, don't bother because the...  more »
  • The gardens are great and very interesting. From there we walked through the woods pat the kirk to the Castle. Did the castle tour which was worth the money.  more »
  • A most impressive venue and at £11 combined ticket for grounds and house is quite good value, considering you could spend quite a bit of your day enjoying the quite astounding exhits in this truely ma...  more »
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  • Beautiful here. More of a castle for royalty than a militarized one. The garden is a nice walk too.
  • fantastic day out. walked for ages and we even seen a wedding there. lovely setting
  • Great day out for kids and adults. Really dog friendly and staff are fantastic! Interesting history with access to castle and some amazing walks through the woods. Ponys, deer and even a peacock roaming amongst the visitors. The grounds are stunning with huge trees, walled gardens and playpark for the kids. Highly recommended!
  • Rare castle, amazing: old but also very well restored, a mix architecture from past and current ages. A lot of information about history (the castle, the region, Scotland, the nobility etc). Highly recommended for having a deep dive in history
  • Stunning castle, and grounds. Took our 2 special needs kids. 1 with guide dog 1 in wheel chair, and the staff treated us like v.i.p's. .made us feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Well done Blair castle.

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