Blair Atholl is a small town located along the River Tilt is one gem that many people will never thought of visiting! Well, what brings me here to Blair Atholl was actually my intention to take up the challenge of bungee jumping over the River Garry in Killiecrankie.
By making this spontaneous trip to Blair Atholl, this made me discover more than just a town, but the secrets of actual peace and tranquility when nothing stops you from moving further. For instance, this reminds me of walking along the Hercules Garden and Highway A9 to discovering new scenery!
Overall, the spontaneous trip to Blair Atholl was smashing!
A SPONTANEOUS TRIP TO BLAIR ATHOLL!!
By going into the Blair Castle, you will see the inner residence of the Duke of Atholl and they have got interesting interior and decors too. The weapons and firearms was an eye-opening experience and indeed, was well worth the visit into the Blair Castle.
You may visit Blair Castle – Website for more information.
By admission into the Blair Castle, you will have access into the Hercules Garden too! I would highly recommend coming here on a bright sunny day, during the spring or summer seasons.
My walk within the Hercules Garden was not disappointing at all and it was a total peace of mind. They have got beautiful flowers too!
A walk along Highway A9
Okay, the walk along Highway A9 was a spontaneous act that I bet no one would have done so. It was simply an act of curiosity, without knowing what brings me ahead. Surprisingly enough, the scenery was good after a good hour of distance, before heading back to Blair Atholl.
Back to Blair Atholl, the sunset came just in time and shining upon the nostalgic railway station. Thumbs up!
FOOD AND DRINKS YOU’D LIKE TO TRY
Blair Atholl Watermill Bakery
In Blair Atholl, please do visit the Watermill Bakery located about 5 – 10 minutes away from the railway station, by foot. Trust me, they have got good cakes and very well worth the visit. Yummy yummy~
You may visit Blair Atholl Watermill Bakery – Website for more information.
RECOMMENDED MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION
You ought to discover Blair Atholl by foot, and that is all you need.
Alternatively, you may rent the bike to hit on the mountain trails! You may visit Blair Atholl Bike Hire – Website for more information.
TYPICAL COSTS AND MONEY SAVING TIPS
- Bus from Killiecrankie: If you are at Killiecrankie’s Visitor Centre, there will be a direct bus no. 83 or 87 that goes directly to Blair Atholl. You may confirm that route with the bus driver.
- Outbound Train from Pitlochry (Scotrail Railway): You may take this train company departing from Pitlochry railway station to Blair Atholl station which takes about 10 minutes journey. The ticket costs about GBP4.10 for one-way (depending on date, availability, and the season of your visit).
- Outbound Train from Edinburgh (Scotrail Railway): You may take this train company departing from Edinburgh’s Waverley railway station to Blair Atholl station which takes about 2 hours journey (if no transit is required). The ticket costs about GBP8.70 (without transiting) for one-way (depending on date, availability, and the season of your visit).
The only admission fare I have paid in Blair Atholl was the Blair Castle. An admission into the house and gardens will cost EUR11 per adult; while the admission into the gardens alone will be EUR6.50 per adult.
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