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Northern Perthshire covers the area from Pitlochry north on the A9 and the area west of Pitlochry following the B8019 past Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch. Such an expanse brings a variety of landscapes, from the fertile, gently undulating south, to spectacular Highland Perthshire with such beauty spots as Lochs Earn, Tay, Tummel and Rannoch and imposing mountains such as Ben y Vrackie, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers.
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A Packed Itinerary of Places to Visit
The area offers a host of attractions, walking and climbing of course, skiing at Glenshee, riding, cycling, fishing (the Tay is one of the great salmon rivers), sailing and even canoeing, to name but a few.
An interesting stop just 4 miles north of Pitlochry, is the Pass of Killiecrankie where a soldier escaped his enemies at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 by jumping over an 18-foot gorge (the Soldier's Leap). The visitor centre provides information on the Jacobite Rebellion and local flora and fauna, and there are attractive walks through the woods.
Blair Atholl is a good centre for walks and cycle routes, but its most popular attraction is the 13th century Blair Castle, nestled deep in the Grampian foothills. The seat of the Duke of Atholl, part of it is open to the public, including a splendid ballroom. A few miles north is the House of Bruar, a modern complex containing a large restaurant and many shops selling Scottish produce and country clothing.
With glorious scenery and much of historic interest, it also has the benefit of an excellent infrastructure of roads and facilities, making it easy to take in a great deal in a short stay, whilst also being within an hour's drive of both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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|Date||Product||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
|12-Jun-2020||Fyne View Cottage CX3 (overall)||As usual all is good|
|10-Jun-2020||The Croft EE9 (overall)||excellent cottage, very clean and well fitted, excellent location.|
|13-Apr-2020||Silverburn Cottage EP5 (overall)||Lovely, well equipped and cosy cottage. Perfect for a get away from it all break. The two bedrooms are comfortable and airy. A great living room with stays toasty warm with the wood burning stove - we had it on almost the whole time. Great views down the valley towards the River Tay. A little bit of a shame that quite a lot of forestry work has gone on but still a beautiful vista. Forestry work limits some of the walks, but there’s still a good hike up the farm tracks.|
|23-Mar-2020||Restless Winds BD5 (overall)||Welcome pack was a pleasant surprise and the property was clean, well equipped and home from home|
|22-Mar-2020||Tarken Lodge CR4 (overall)||Website easy to negotiate; communication very clear throughout.|
|22-Mar-2020||Kingfisher Cottage EC6 (overall)||Easy to use website, great range of properties with clear booking instructions.|
|15-Mar-2020||The Black Barn DB7 (overall)||Excellent, very easy online booking arrangement|
|14-Mar-2020||Kirkside Cottage GA8 (overall)||Service good missing towels but problem solved quickly - property very clean|
|13-Mar-2020||The Boathouse DA8 (overall)||I'd definitely recommend Unique Cottages if you're looking for a nice place to stay in Scotland. The selection of cottages was excellent, prices fair and overall service about as good as you could hope for.|
|13-Mar-2020||The Folly at Old Melrose CN7 (overall)||Service is always excellent. Prompt and efficient.|