The last leg of a trip to Scotland is always the saddest. It means leaving the country very soon and having to wait another year until to come back again. So we started by leaving the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness for the Blair Atholl Castle. We passed the castle last year and even manged to snap a couple of pictures from the outside, but there was no time for a visit. This year we timed it better and toured the castle.
In the smaller part on the left side some family members still live. This place is full of weird details, opulent decorations and fastidious furniture. If you want to enjoy the view on the castle while listening to some haunting bag pipes, please click here.
We stopped next in Pitlochry which is a quaint little village near the castle. It’s an excellent place for sustenance with all its coffee shops and tea houses, as well as a great place to shop. If you want to explore the area in more detail, take a look at this guide from Graham.
After that there was only one more village on our list. Dunkeld was to be the last stop before going to the airport. The cathedral is especially interesting since it is partly in ruins and partly in use. Building began somewhere in the 13th century and ended in 1501. So good things take a while. Dunkeld looked a lot less touristic than Pitlochry and had, at least for me, more charm.
Really unbelievable how quick a long weekend has passed again. Our yearly visit to Scotland has come to an end already and we must go home again. Not that I not enjoy being at home, but Scotland is quite special. In any case, I will be back. Yours, Pollybert