Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland
Record Id: 439
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Blair Castle is associated with an extensive traditional estate. The designed landscape comprises mid-18th-century parkland, woodland which includes a mid-19th century planting of conifers known as Diana's Grove and a walled garden of over 3.5 hectares restored to 18th-century plans. This is a water garden called the Hercules Garden with landscaped ponds and productive and ornamental planting.
Brief history of site
The estate at Blair Castle was connected for centuries with the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The designed landscape was first laid out in the mid-18th century and most of the woodlands were planted from the late-18th to the early-19th century. The mid-19th-century formal gardens were removed in the mid-20th century. The Hercules Garden, formerly the `Water Garden', was restored in the mid-1990s.
Address: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. Perth and Kinross, PH18 5TL
Locality: Blair Atholl
Perth & Kinross
Historical County: Perthshire
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Opening contact details:
The site is open all year, daily between April and October but with more restricted opening in the winter. Please see:http://www.blair-castle.co.uk/castle_opening_times.cfm
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: After 1734
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1079