The castle facade as seen from Murthly gardens
 

About

Murthly Estate is located near Dunkeld and the River Tay, at the foot of the Perthshire Highalnds. It has excellent road and rail access, with the A9 passing through the Estate, and Dunkeld and Birnam railway station on the Estate itself. There are also direct bus services to Edinburgh and Glasgow from Birnam.

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:

  • Friends of the Birnam Oak, International Conifer Conservation Project, Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust, Perthshire Big Tree Country
  • Murthly Primary School, The Royal School of Dunkeld
  • Niel Gow Fiddle Festival, Perthshire Amber Festival
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award, Enduro Dunkeld, Highland Boundary Races, Highland Perhshire Cycling
  • Murthly History Group
 Local Area

Dunkeld and Birnam 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!

Murthly also rates a mention for its highly-acclaimed bar restaurant, Uisge Bar.

In Trochry you'll find the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group, who cater for country sport beginners and run taster sessions.

The wider area of 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.

Latest

Wedding Bookings at Murthly Castle

We still have limited availability for weddings at Murthly Castle in 2020. The castle, chapel, and walled garden provide an exclusive setting for ceremonies and receptions: religious, humanist or civil. With extensive grounds and an amazing chapel interior, the setting will take your breath away.

Music at Murthly

The Perthshire Amber Festival concerts by Dougie MacLean and Ross Ainslie in early November sold out in record time, and were hugely enjoyable.

Salmon Fishing on the River Tay

Book now to enjoy some good salmon fishing in 2020. Enjoy some mental relaxation, fresh air and fine company - hard to beat!

Perthshire Gravel Trails

We are working with Highland Perthshire Cycling to help develop the Perthshire Gravel Trails project.