Blair Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom

Blair Castle stands in its grounds near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire in Scotland. It is the ancestral home of the Clan Murray, and was historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl, though the current (12th) Duke, Bruce Murray, lives in South Africa. The castle stands in Glen Garry, and commands a strategic position on the main route through the central Scottish Highlands.

The oldest part of the castle is the six-storey Cummings or Comyn’s Tower, though it was largely built in the 15th century. The extensions which now form the central part of the castle were first added in the 16th century. The castle arrived at its present form in the 1870s, when David Bryce remodelled the whole building in a Scots Baronial style.

Below is a small selection of photos taken during a visit to the castle and it’s gardens in june 2022. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.