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“Love Blair Castle”

Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
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$56.92*
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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Owner description: Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story here leads you from Mary Queen of Scot's visit to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to Queen Victoria's famous stay which led to the creation of Europe's only surviving private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Over 700 years of Scottish history are on display across 30 rooms. Highlights of the castle tour include the Baronial Entrance Hall, featuring weapons used at the Battle of Culloden; the classic Georgian styling of the Picture Staircase; the grandeur of the State Dining Room and Drawing Room; and the magnificent Ballroom, bedecked in hundreds of antlers. The Castle sits at the hub of a breathtaking historic landscape and the gardens and grounds feature a 9 acre walled garden, a peaceful wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a whimsical Gothic folly.
bonniescotland
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24 reviews
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“Love Blair Castle”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Fabulous building, wonderful paintings and very informative hand outs avaialble. Love the Diana Grove and the Highland Ponies in the grounds.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, CA
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85 reviews
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“Well preserved and interesting place”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This castle is a great visit -- loads of period furniture, arms, family information, and lovely grounds.

Visited August 2012
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Glasgow, Scotland
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“Fairy-tale Castle”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I adore visiting Blair Castle. There is so much to see and the guides are very helpful without being intrusive. An excellent day out with lots to see. Even a special room for the disabled so they can still see everything even if they can't manage stairs.

Visited October 2012
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Ely, United Kingdom
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“All day visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent many hours looking round the castle and grounds. The gardener let us out of a side door so that we could visit Balvenie Pillar. Bit of a climb but the view was worth it.

Visited October 2012
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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“Wonderful time”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Well, it looks like it should be in a movie--and I'm sure it has been many times--and the grounds are gorgeous. Take time to browse slowly.

Visited June 2012
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