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, Highland Boundary Races, Perthshire Highland Cycling
 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

Late Wedding Bookings at Murthly Castle

We still have limited 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.

American Friends of the Georgian Group

We were delighted to have a visit from the American Friends of the Georgian Group in October. The group enjoyed a lunch in the castle, followed by a private tour given by the Laird and his wife.

Fishing on the River Tay

The five-year average total for the Murthly Beats (2012-16) is 548 salmon and 42 sea trout. Book your rod for 2018 now to enjoy some great fishing and even greater surroundings.

Music Festivals

We are looking forward to the Niel Gow Fiddle Festival 2018, especially as the Perthshire Amber Festival did not take place this year. If you'd like to put on your own musical event here, please just get in touch.

Green Power

The Estate is looking actively as renewable energy opportunities, and is currently investing in both biomass heating and solar power at present.