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.
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.