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Blair Atholl (Gaelic Biàr an Athoill) Estate village in beautiful scenery at the join of the Rivers Tilt and Garry to the north of Pitlochry, a popular holiday destination. Nearby is Beinn a’ Ghlo. Atholl Estates.

Blair Castle Seat of the Dukes of Atholl, near Blair Atholl.
Comyn’s Tower, built by John Comyn of Badenoch, dates from about 1269. The castle was occupied by the Marquis of Montrose in 1644 and in 1689 by Claverhouse; the latter’s body was brought here after Killiecrankie. It was attacked, unsuccessfully, by the Jacobite Lord George Murray while garrisoned by Hanoverian troops in 1746, making it the last castle in Britain to be besieged. Its damaged roofs were drastically simplified after 1745, but the interior was palatially fitted out in 1751—57. The roofs were rebarionalised by David Bryce (1869—71).

Blair Atholl is easily reached from Pitlochry and Perth:

Fishers Hotel stands in the centre of Pitlochry and is a reminder of the Grand Old Days. All the public areas have just been refurbished to a high standard and provide wonderful lounges with open fires, exclusive cocktail lounge, Courtyard restaurant and also a lively public bar and bistro. The hotel has 2 acres of award winning gardens in which to relax. Ideally situated for touring the best of Perthshire the hotel has limited car park spaces and is very convenient for the railway station and the main citylink coach stops.

Atholl Palace Hotel. The baronial style Atholl Palace Hotel sits within 48 acres of parkland overlooking Pitlochry and the scenic splendour of the surrounding Highlands and is ideally located for touring Scotland. There are 105 well equipped bedrooms including two Turret Suites and elegant, spacious lounges where afternoon tea is served amidst log fires and twinkling chandeliers. Other features include a bar, the Veranda Restaurant which serves local produce and complimentary parking. Leisure facilities include tennis courts and indoor leisure club.

Express By Holiday Inn, Perth. Ideally located for access to the main motorways in central Scotland, this hotel provides great value for the business or leisure traveller. All 81 modern bedrooms have power shower, hairdryer, television including SKY Sports 1 & 2 and SKY News. Wireless internet access is available. Free car parking is provided. Perth Hotel Breaks.

The Quality Hotel Perth is an elegant Victorian hotel in the hub of social activity, with its Scottish fare and fine whiskies. Bedrooms have television and tea and coffee making facilities. An excellent Perthshire touring base in good golfing country, close to a number of whisky distilleries and the Caithness glass factory.

The Ramada Perth hotel is a former 15th century watermill, located in the centre of Perth, the gateway to the Highlands. Fresh running water is still visible through portholes in the reception and lounge areas. The hotel is an ideal location to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

If you would like to Tour Blair Atholl on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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