Lying three miles from Killiecrankie, Blair Atholl is a wee village which supports a surprisingly large number of visitors each year. Sitting at the meeting point of the Garry River and Tilt river, Blair is idyllically situated in an area of beautiful scenery which offers great touring, cycling or walking.
The main attraction in Blair is Blair Castle. Ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl, this whitewashed turreted castle looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Over 30 rooms are open to the public at Blair Castle as well as the beautiful surrounding parkland where visitors can listen to a piper, take woodland walks and go horseriding. The estate also includes the popular Blair Camping Ground.
Small though it is, the village of Blair Atholl boasts a couple of attractions of its own. The Blair Atholl Watermill is a working watermill where you can watch the miller at his work and then sample the produce in the tearoom. Another attraction here is the Atholl Country Life Museum which is dedicated to the traditional lives of people in the glens surrounding Blair Atholl. Exhibits include artefacts, photos and a stuffed Highland Cow!
Blair Atholl also makes a great base for a range of long and short to be had in the area. Glen Tilt which eventually leads to Deeside is amongst the most beautiful in Scotland. Between Blair Atholl and Braemar keen walkers will find no less than 15 munros to be bagged.
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