The castle facade as seen from Murthly gardens

About the Estate

Murthly Estate is near Dunkeld and the River Tay, at the foot of the Perthshire Highlands, With the A9 and the Highland Railway line passing through the Estate, getting here is simple and takes just one hour from the Central Belt.

Our main business activites are sawmilling, residential property lets, farming, forestry, country sports, weddings and events, and biomass and solar energy production. We also maintain links with a variety of local organisations to ensure wider use of the Estate beyond our own activities.

There are miles of core paths across the Estate, and Murthly Primary School benefits from its own outdoor classroom in School Wood. We undertake tree conservation work as a partner of the International Conifer Conservation Programme.

The Murthly History Group has permanent access to our historical records.

We are also now working with the Dunkeld & Birnam Housing Development Trust to identify potential sites to develop affordable housing in the local area.

Castle Tours & Tree Tours

Tours of the castle and chapel can be arranged in advance for groups of 10 to 40 people. To book your tour, please get in touch well in advance. Tea / coffee and home baking are available on request at the time of booking.

Tours of the magnificent collection of trees in the castle policies can also be booked by prior arrangement. See Murthly's Champion trees and visit all five continents!

Local Area

Nearby Dunkeld and Birnam overlooks the River Tay and has a spectacular cathedral, a wide variety of indpedent shops, the Beatrix Potter exhibition, Birnam Arts and plenty of friendly pubs and eateries, many of which host the concerts of Scotland's finest folk musicans. It's also an excellent place to stay, with accommodation ranging from lodges, to caravan parks, to B&Bs, to country house hotels.

Murthly rates a mention for its highly-acclaimed bar restaurant, Uisge, while In Trochry you'll find the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group, who cater for country sport beginners and run taster sessions.

You can explore the area around Murthly Village on foot using the Murthly History Group's walk leaflet.

The wider area of Highland Perthshire is an outdoor playground catering for fishing, walking, cycling, canyoning, stalking, white-water rafting and more.


Murthly Fishings

We are now taking bookings for 2024 - ring Morag at our office on 01738 630 666 or e-mail Enjoy an exciting day on the river, and catch a salmon! You can see how we're doing on our Murthly Fishings Facebook and Instagram pages.

Murthly Sawmill

Our PV panel installation has been a success, saving over 60 tonnes of CO2 emmissions in 2023. The sawmill machinery was upgraded in November 2023, providing greater safety and efficiency. See our dedicated website at

Weddings and Events at Murthly Castle

We are now taking wedding bookings for 2025; and bookings for other events for 2024. (We're fully booked for weddings for 2024.) We offer a bespoke service and the Estate provides a magical setting that's completely private. Our last event of 2023 raised nearly £6,000 for Murthly Village Hall.


We had good autumn colours this year but wind, heavy rain and now frost means that the trees are bare in late November. We are starting to see quite a few woodcock, along with roe deer, fallow deer and red squirrels.