Drive 12 minutes North from Pitlochry and you'll discover Blair Atholl. A gateway to the Cairngorms, it offers spectacular scenery, history and several attractions, it makes¬†a perfect day trip.
A working water mill dating back to 1590's where stoneground oatmeal and flours are milled, the Blair Atholl Watermill also has a tearoom where you will find freshly baked cakes, scones, a variety of breads, bagels, rolls, homemade soup and light lunches.Open April - October , 10am- 5.30pm
Take a peek at the past at the Atholl Country Life Museum! With stories of local historical characters, realistic reconstructions of domestic settings and fascinating farming and gamekeeping displays, you'll really get a feel for what life in rural Perthshire used to be like.Open daily June to September.
As the magnificent former home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, Blair Castle is one of the best known Scottish castles. With a comprehensive castle tour, treasure-filled rooms, and vast gardens and grounds, no visitor can fail to be impressed. Open all year round.
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"‚Ä¶ John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.