Pictures of History: Blair Castle

Welcome to the third post in my Pictures of History series!

The concept is simple: I will share pictures of the places I have visited that are steeped in history. You will find more photos than text and if possible I will link to an official website for further information.

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Blair Castle

A couple of summers ago I visited Blair Castle which is situated near the village of Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland. Work on the castle began during the thirteenth century which was the ancestral home of the Murrays and Stewarts. Formerly a home to the Dukes of Atholl, the present Duke of Atholl does not live at Blair Castle.

The Castle can boast that Queen Victoria visited in 1844.

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A piper outside Blair Castle

Thankfully the threatened rain held off during our visit and we were able to explore the castle and its grounds.

The Great Hall at Blair Castle is a very masculine space, decorated with military artefacts and antlers of the deer that you presume roamed the land around the castle.

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Scout Jamboree
Blair Castle Gardens
Blair Castle Gardens

The folly, situated in the impressive gardens, houses artefacts of outdoor pursuits.

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Flying the Scottish Saltire
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A friendly resident

Photography was not permitted through most of the castle, hence most pictures were taken outdoors.

Other posts in this series.

Pictures of History: Alnwick Castle

Pictures of History: Rosslyn Chapel

Pictures of History: Natural History Museum

Pictures of History: Tower of London

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