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 energy production. 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. 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

There's been some great fishing this season, and our catch numbers are looking their best since 2017 - come and enjoy an exciting day on the river, and catch a salmon! See how we're getting on on our Murthly Fishings Facebook and Instagram pages.

Murthly Sawmill

We now have planning permission to build a small solar farm, which will power the sawmill for four to five months of the year. See our dedicated website at

Weddings and Events at Murthly Castle

We're no longer taking wedding bookings for 2022, but there's still limited availability for 2023. We offer a bespoke service and the Estate provides a magical setting that's completely private.


Keep an eye out for red squirrels, roe deer, fallow deer, hedgehogs, buzzards, ospreys and plenty more besides!