The castle facade as seen from Murthly gardens


Nestled in the heart of Perthshire, Murthly Estate is ideally located near Dunkeld and the River Tay. Although tucked away, it has good road and rail access, with the A9 and Highland Railway both passing through.

The main business activites on the Estate are sawmilling, property lets, farming, forestry, country sports, and commercial activities in and around the castle.

The Estate is popular with walkers and cyclists, and we also partner with various local organisations and festivals to provide services to the wider public. These include Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust, Perthshire Big Tree Country, Murthly Primary School, Perthshire Amber Festival, Niel Gow Festival, Perthshire Highland Cycling, International Conifer Conservation Project, Highland Boundary Races, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

 Local Area

Dunkeld and Birnam is the nearest settlement, and sits overlooking the River Tay. It has a spectacular cathedral, a wide variety of shops, the Beatrix Potter exhibition and garden, and plenty of friendly pubs and eateries, many of which form the setting for the concerts of Scotland's folk musicans. It's also an excellent place to stay, with accommodation ranging from lodges, to caravan parks, to B&Bs, to the Hilton!

Highland Perthshire is Scotland's outdoor playground and there's a lot going on throughout the year, from fishing, walking, cycling, canyoning, stalking and white-water rafting. The Dunkeld and Birnam path network is extensive and varied, and covers Birnam Hill (of Shakespeare fame) and the Birnam Oak, both of which are on the Estate.

If you'd like to try your hand at any country sports, it's well worth looking at the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group in Trochry, who cater for beginners and who run taster sessions.


Weddings at Murthly Castle

We still have some availability for weddings at Murthly Castle in 2018. The Castle, the Chapel, and the Walled Garden can all be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions, whether religious, humanist or civil. With magnificent trees all along the entrance drive, the setting is hard to beat. Please get in touch to arrange a viewing.

Asheville Twinning Project

The Estate is delighted to be one of the partners in the twinning project between Dunkeld and Birnam and Asheville, North Carolina. The first twinning weekend is on the 18th - 20th of August, which will include a BBQ at the castle.

Fishing on the River Tay

The current five-year averaage total for the Murthly Beats (2012-16) is 548 salmon and 42 sea trout. We have only a few rods left to book for this year - don't miss out!

Friends of The Birnam Oak

A new group called Friends of the Birnam Oak has been set up recently to fund ongoing maintenance to the Estate's best-known tree, the famous Birnam Oak. The group aims to improve the immediate environs of the tree and to bring more regular events to it, following the acclaimed performances of Macbeth performed by the Oxford Shakespeare Company in June. If you want to join the Friends and help them with their efforrts, have a look at their Facebook page.

Dunkeld & Birnam Resilience Plan

The Estate is a key partner in the local area's new Reslience Plan, providing skills and resources in the event of a major incident. We encourage all local groups and businesses to get involved.