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 Highlands. 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 Birnam from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and to Murthly from Perth.

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

The Estate is popular 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 Perthshire 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.

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

Weddings at Murthly Estate

We still have some availability for weddings at Murthly Estate in 2020 and 2021. Murthly Castle, the nearby chapel and walled garden provide the most private of settings for ceremonies and receptions, whether religious, humanist or civil. With extensive grounds and an amazing chapel interior, the setting will take your breath away.

Music at Murthly

We're delighted to announce that the Perthshire Amber Festival concerts by Dougie MacLean will return to the Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite at Murthly Castle in early November 2020.

Salmon Fishing on the River Tay

The 2020 season is underway at last. Book your day and enjoy some mental relaxation, fresh air and fine company - hard to beat!

New Sawmill website

Murthly Sawmill, owned by the Estate, has had a makeover to its website this year.