Murthly & Strathbraan Estates is a traditional working estate near Birnam, with a variety of activities available. Please see these under the headings below.
Salmon fishing is available on the River Tay (678 salmon and 31 sea trout in 2013) and trout fishing is availble on lochs and rivers. With some of the best fly-fishing water on the River Tay and its deep pools, few seasons pass without a 30lb fish being caught, and our fishers return year after year to enjoy the impressive banks of mature Douglas Fir, beech, oak and sycamore, and the views to the Dunkeld hills and along Strathmore.
Salmon fishing is let by the day (see our website) and trout fishing is available through Dunkeld & Birnam Angling Association.
Shooting and stalking
Pheasant and partridge shooting, plus stalking for roe, fallow and red deer take place in a widely-varied landscape ranging from heather moorland to rich woodland near the River Tay. Straddling the Highland Line, the Estate is irresistible to many in its variety of terrain and challenges that it presents to the sporting shot. Please see our website for further details.
Castle, chapel and garden tours
Tours of Murthly Castle, together with the Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite and the walled garden, last about 90 minutes and are available by booking in advance only. See our website for further details.
Murthly also provides a first-class venue for religious, secular and civil weddings. The chapel in particular is stunning, as is the general setting of the castle grounds.
Walking and cycling
There are several long-established footpaths on the Estate that have now been incorporated into the national path network. Maps are available in various shops and establishments in Dunkeld and Birnam.