Diana's Grove at Blair Castle

BA Diana statue at Dianas Grove © Forestry CommissionDiana


It is with great sadness that we have decided to close the castle, the grounds and accommodation on the estate during this time of Corona. If you currently have a booking with the estate, we will be in touch as soon as possible and hope we can welcome you with open arms in the near future. Our visitors and guests are everything to Atholl Estates and we only hope that this virus will pass and that in some small part by closing we are helping.

We are constantly reviewing the situation and will formally give an update here, on or before the 20th April 2020. Please look after yourselves and each other and know that we will be open again as soon as we can.

Fancy seeing some truly 'big trees? Diana's Grove at Blair Castle, named after the Roman goddess of hunting, features two acres of tranquil woodland in the castle grounds within the Atholl Estate where you can stroll amongst some of the country's finest and tallest trees. the Grove hosts a nationally important collection of exotic conifers and many champion specimens, including the tallest Japanese larch and Red fir in Britain.

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Falls of Bruar

Falls of Bruar in summer © PKCTThe Falls of Bruar is a series of waterfalls on the Bruar Water in Blair Atholl, which is 8 miles from Pitlochry, Perthshire © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved

The Falls of Bruar are some of the most spectacular natural waterfalls in Perthshire and a real must-see! Here, you'll find woodland walks that take you through a spectacular gorge featuring natural waterfalls. In 1787 Robert Burns wrote 'The Humble Petition of Bruar Water' in which he imagined he was the water pleading with the Duke of Atholl to plant trees along its banks. This may inspired 'Planter John' the 4th Duke of Atholl, to plant the bare river banks, which resulted in the beautiful woodlands you see today  The circular woodland walks climb up through the gorge to two stone bridges that offer fantastic views of the falls whose banks are flanked by trees. Enjoy a cuppa at the House of Bruar afterwards.

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