Smartify is free to download and allows users to experience a tour of the castle, as well as view collection items, both on-site and from the comfort of their own home. Smartify is a great enabler for visitors across the globe to experience our history and rich tapestry of stories. Available in English, French, German and Spanish.
How to use
While walking around the castle, you can scan selected paintings and objects within the app and find out more about them. Those taking a free flow tour of Blair Castle, can use Smartify to experience an audio tour. Learn wonderful insights about Blair Castle’s place in Scottish history and fascinating facts and stories from several of the rooms. For those unable to visit, the same audio tour and collection items can be viewed and listened to at home.
The following tours are currently available, with more coming soon:
Explore Blair Castle
Explore Blair Castle and its fascinating rooms, each holding a rich tapestry of stories, interwoven with tales from Scotland’s turbulent past.
Blair Castle gives you the opportunity to see Scottish history through the lives of the Atholl Family. Over 19 generations, the Stewarts and Murrays of Atholl have been adventurers and politicians, Jacobites and Royalists, entrepreneurs and agriculturists, soldiers and scholars.
They have almost all, in one way or another, made their mark.
Blair Castle is surrounded by extensive historic gardens and grounds to discover. Within the nine-acre Hercules Garden, explore a plethora of flora and fauna, with a wide range of historical sculptures nestled alongside them. The gothic Diana’s Grove features a range of exotic trees, including some of the largest of their species in the country. Hidden deep within the grove, sits St. Bride’s Kirk, where the infamous first Viscount Dundee is buried.
Join Senior Trustee Sarah Troughton as she shares the rich history of Hercules Gardens, and the extensive work that goes into maintaining its natural beauty.