Blair Castle

Blair Atholl
PH18 5TL

Tel: 01796 481207
Contact: Rebecca McCauley

Nestling like a white jewel in the dramatic Highland Perthshire landscape, Blair Castle sits at the entrance to the Cairngorms National park and is just 5 minutes drive from the main A9 trunk road.

Famous as the last castle to be held under siege in 1746, Blair Castle is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and the home of the Atholl Highlanders, Europe's only remaining private army. There are 30 rooms on public display all of which can be utilised for filming/photoshoots. Rooms of particular interest include, the magnificent Ballroom bedecked with 175 pairs of antlers, the superb China Room featuring more than 1700 individual pieces and an ornamental armoury housing a targe used at the Battle of Culloden. The castle gardens also offer excellent exterior filming opportunities. These include Diana's Grove, a collection of the country's tallest trees, St Brides Kirk, a ruined chapel, and Hercules Garden, a magnificent 9 acre walled garden with landscaped ponds and follies.

Blair Castle is part of the 145,000 acre Atholl Estate and has access to additional staff and services to assist you with your shoot. Previous assistance has included transportation by land rover, land rover safari with an expert guide, use of Highland ponies, advice and guidance from the Atholl Estates Ranger Service and access to invaluable local knowledge about the very best locations. The estate also has a selection of large and small self-catering accommodation if an overnight stay is required.

Blair Castle and Atholl Estates are skilled and experienced in accommodating film crews. Recent productions filmed on the estate or at the castle have included, the BBC Antiques Roadshow, BBC documentary The Making of the Scottish Landscape, BBC documentary Men of Rock, a recording of BBC radio's Take to the Floor and filming for Lion TV's Upstairs, Downstairs. For more history and information visit

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