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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) , ITV series Victoria focuses on the early years of the Queen’s reign, during which time she visited Highland Perthshire on a number of occasions. Filming took place at Blair Castle to tell the story of one of those visits, with two of the estate’s native Highland ponies used as Victoria and Pince Albert’s own ponies. Several Atholl Highlanders, the régiment which Queen Victoria herself founded, also feature in the episode. Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for more than seven centuries and visitors can discover its history against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scotish baronial architecture.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Premise
“Blair Castle is the home of the Atholls. The Atholl family owned and still does much of the land in the Perthshire area. They are the only estate to still have their own private army! There is pony trekking, shooting and fishing available on the estate as well as walks of different grades. The castle also hosts the international horse trials. blairhorsetrials.co.uk The estate is also famous for causing the laws around land access to change in Scotland. When a teacher took his students up through Glen Tilt he met and chased off the land by the duke and his gillies. The teacher promptly went back to Edinburgh and raised the issue in the courts. He won and that's why today we are free to roam as we wish in Scotland. No landowner can force you to leave his land. But you are expected to respect his privacy around his house.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Walkers, hikers, bikers, fishermen, outdoor people interested in natural heritage love this. Atholl Estates manages some of the most stunning countryside in Scotland.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Not only can you get a pint of the local ale brewed in Moulin, you can also order reasonably priced pub grub. Its also very child friendly.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Nearest 9 hole course, only 5 minutes away by car. LOADS of golf in the district. Please ask.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Mountain bike hire - take a cycle up Glen Tilt - keep it easy or challenge yourself with technical singletrack and descents.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A personal favourite eating place .. the food is amazing only 5 mins drive from the cabins. Highly recommend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“This is a 700 year old castle. It is one of the treasures of Scotland. The big surprise is that the interior is that of a Georgian house. Over 30 rooms to explore. Fascinating history.”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“You can most essential shopping at the Tilt Store in walking distance from the lodge, situated just outside the site on the main Blair Atholl through road”
  • 1 local recommends
Convenience Store
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Travel Agency
“Along the road in the grounds of Blair Castle, you can try a Segway for a tour of some of the grounds on wheels. Fun. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Train Station
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“Beautiful place to sit outside and have a spot of lunch. The working mill makes excellent homemade bread, which they sell in the shop.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Locality
“Historic castle of Blair Atholl home of the Duke of Atholl and the only private Scottish army in Scotland , the Atholl highlanders”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Situated in the centre of Blair Atholl, at the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park and nestled into the edge of woodland, a stone's throw from Chestnut Lodge is the friendly, family-focussed restaurant and takeaway, Food in the Park. The absolute best fish and chips around!!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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Restaurant
“A personal favourite eating place .. the food is amazing only 5 mins drive from the cabins. Highly recommend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Situated in the centre of Blair Atholl, at the southernmost edge of the Cairngorms National Park and nestled into the edge of woodland, a stone's throw from Chestnut Lodge is the friendly, family-focussed restaurant and takeaway, Food in the Park. The absolute best fish and chips around!!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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