FAQs

How accessible is Blair Castle from London?

The Caledonian Sleeper Service to and from London Euston stops at Blair Atholl.

A Standard Anytime Return on the Caledonian Sleeper is normally priced at £200.00* per person. We offer a standard 20% discount of this fare for groups, which reduces the cost to £160.00 per person. This is a flat discounted rate, and would be the same price if you had 15 or 40 people travelling.

Contact: Ross Macmillan, ScotRail, 0845 676 9901 or email Ross.MacMillan@firstgroup.com
*prices correct at time of posting

 

What accommodation is available for large corporate groups near Blair Castle?

A range of accommodation options are available in the area including large sporting lodges and hotels.

Atholl Estates Highland Lodges
Enjoy the authentic Scottish experience of staying in a traditional hunting lodge set in the stunning scenery of Atholl Estates. Two of our larger lodges are particularly suitable for corporate and large family groups.

Kindrochet Lodge
Blends Victorian architecture with modern renovation. It sleeps up to 16 people and has a cook’s bedroom should you wish to engage the services of a chef during your stay.

Forest Lodge
Set in a dramatic and secluded setting at the heart of Glen Tilt, eight miles down a private track from Blair Atholl. The lodge sleeps up to 20 people.

For further information about the lodges please contact Lesley on 01796 481355 or email Lesley@atholl-estates.co.uk

Dunkeld Hilton
The Dunkeld Hilton, is about 25 minutes drive south of Blair Atholl on the A9 road. Originally designed in the 19th century as a home for the Duke of Atholl's family, this historic building is now a sophisticated and relaxing hotel. For further information about the Dunkeld Hilton please contact Julia Dalley, Conference & Events Sales Executive on 01350 728 337 or email julia.dalley@hilton.com

Atholl Palace
The Atholl Palace Hotel stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town of Pitlochry to the surrounding hills.
Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas. www.athollpalace.com

 

Are there corporate entertaining packages available that incorporate some of the large-scale events at Blair Castle, like the Horse Trials?

Yes, we are happy to create a corporate entertaining package around any of the larger events taking place in and around Blair Castle. Please contact Rebecca McCauley, Marketing Manager, Atholl Estates in the first instance. Tel 01796 481207 or email rebeccam@atholl-estates.co.uk

Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair takes place annually in the grounds of Blair Castle. Hospitality is available throughout the four days of the event and packages can be tailored to meet the specific requirements and expectations of the client. Whether it is a corporate day with conference facilities to promote a new product to clients, or a lunch with friends, we will be able to provide an experience to remember. Individual suites can be reserved for exclusive entertaining or tables reserved in the Atholl Enclosure for smaller groups.

For more detailed enquiries please contact Alec Lochore, Director, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair on 01796 481543 or email info@blairhorsetrials.co.uk

 

 What activities are available for corporate groups on Atholl Estates?

Atholl Estates offers a wide range of activities and experiences that can be tailored to the needs of your group. You can be assured of an authentic Highland experience delivered by skilled and experienced staff. Choose from any of the following....

Country Sports
Enjoy a day of traditional country sport with our skilled and experienced ghillies. Atholl Estates offers opportunities to experience stalking, grouse shooting and brown trout and salmon fishing.

Land Rover Tours
Explore the magnificent scenery of the 145,000 acre Atholl estate by land rover. Our drivers live and work on the estate and will share their specialist knowledge of the natural area which is rich in wildlife including red squirrels, birds of prey, mountain hares and red deer. Dawn, dusk and daytime tours available.

Pony Trekking
Explore the fabulous natural scenery of Atholl Estates on a traditional Highland pony, Scotland’s largest native breed. Treks can be tailored to the individual abilities and needs of your group.

Twilight Tours of Blair Castle
Blair Castle is open to the public daily during the summer, but your group can enjoy an exclusive tour of the castle at twilight. A unique and special way to enjoy the magnificence of Blair Castle’s interior. For all enquiries please contact Katy Inglis on 01796 481207 or email katyi@atholl-estates.co.uk

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