Perthshire's Blair Castle set to open longer for staycationers

Perthshire visitor attraction Blair Castle and its surrounding estate is extending its opening season on the back of the staycation boom.

Blair Castle was built in 1269, sits in 145,000 acres of land, and is home to the 12th Duke of Atholl. Picture: contributed.
Blair Castle was built in 1269, sits in 145,000 acres of land, and is home to the 12th Duke of Atholl. Picture: contributed.
Blair Castle was built in 1269, sits in 145,000 acres of land, and is home to the 12th Duke of Atholl. Picture: contributed.

It said that for the first time, and subject to ongoing government guidance, it will remain open for guided tours until mid December, rather than October traditionally. Touring pitches in the caravan park will now also be available to book until the end of the year.

The estate has already seen bookings for self-catering accommodation over September and October increasing by 15 per cent on previous years and motorhome bookings in the caravan park rising 23 per cent. Additionally, the whole site has achieved official “We’re Good To Go” status accreditation.

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Marketing officer Chloe Thornton said: “The confidence that travel arrangements won’t be disrupted and that high standards of cleanliness will be enforced is the perfect solution for families looking for ways to grab some time away together prior to Christmas.”

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