The castle facade as seen from Murthly gardens


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, property lets, farming, forestry, country sports, and weddings and events. We also partner with a variety of local organisations to ensure that the Estate benefits the wider public. 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, including with the International Conifer Conservation Programme. As musical devotees, we love hosting the Perthshire Amber Festival and Niel Gow Fiddle Festival, and the Murthly History Group has permanent access to our historical records.

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. Visit 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.


COVID-19 update - 6th of July 2020

Murthly Sawmill and Murthly Fishings are open once again! We look forward to welcoming you back. Please go to to see our COVID-19 protocols for ordering and collecting goods. Protocols for fishing are also in place - ring us for further details.

Weddings at Murthly Estate

We are no longer taking bookings for 2021, but there's still availability for 2022. 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 gutted to learn that the 2020 Perthshire Amber Festival has been cancelled. We were looking forward to two concerts by Dougie MacLean in the Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite at Murthly Castle, but hope to see a return in 2021.

Salmon Fishing on the River Tay

Our salmon fishing beats have re-opened! Book your day and enjoy some mental relaxation, fresh air and fine company - hard to beat!