In the village of Atholl, near Pitlochry, is one of the most famous Scottish castles. Blair Atholl Castle (Blair Castle) which still belongs to the family who built it - the Atholl family. One difference to other castles is definitely the whiteness of its construction, which primarily and sunny days will bring out over the blue sky the impressive splendid green gardens. It also has another peculiarity, which is that it is the only one in which the owner has his own guard, called the Althollmen, who parade on a few days annually. We were not lucky enough to see them. Inside there is the magnificent collection of furniture and weapons and especially the grand ballroom. It is impressive. Its construction dates back to 1269 when John Cumming began building a tower on the land occupied by the Count. The tower was completed, and it is the highest of the castle, carrying the name Cumming Tower in honour of its promoter. After numerous twists of history, the property passed to Iain Murray who with his mother, converted part of the castle into the tourist attraction that it has become today.
I went with my family to Scotland, we were visiting parts of the north and south, the scenery was incredible, there were fields full of different shades of green where some were made into golf courses, never had I seen so much green, stretching as far you could see, watching the clouds, nor could I get over people with their kilts and bagpipes, the weather helped, because normally there is bad weather, but we had sun every day, the Scots I could not believe. I recommend it.
Another typical postcard view of Scotland, in the Highlands, very close to the tourist town of Pitlochry (Perthshire area) is "The Queen's View", which was inaugurated by Queen Victoria, a lover of this kind of location. In the midst of the mountains and the trees of the Tay Forest, we found this amazing viewpoint high on the north shore of Loch Tummel, which offers a view (when the weather permits) of the entire lake, the forest and mountains in the surrounding are, usually with a large amount of people. Not for nothing is it said to be one of the most photographed landscapes in Scotland, it is not hard to imagine the reason. Further evidence of the incredible wealth of Scottish landscapes.. Once again, Scotland is a country of contrasts.
The Fish Ladder is a ladder-shaped ramp that made a dam which gave rise to the artificial lake, called Loch Faskally. This ramp allows salmon to rise up to the upper river. It really is a marvellous sight to see.
Pitlochry is a great place to go and do some walking. You can hike to the top of Ben Vrackie, which reaches 820 meters above sea level. The path follows the course of the Moulin stream, and reaches a visitor center that is open daily from April to October until 5pm. Here you can learn a lot about the flora and fauna of the area. And of course, we had to go to a local distillery, so if you like whiskey be sure to visit the Edradour Distillery.