Highlands Wildlife and Mainline Views Distilled

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Based in pleasant Pitlochry, our tour offers the very essence of Scotland. A guided distillery tour, a stop at Highland Perthshire’s most iconic viewing point, wildlife, a steam railway journey and a baronial castle round off this tour handsomely.

 

Watch this video for an insight into the Blair Athol Distillery
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Blair Athol Distillery and Pitlochry
In the morning we enjoy a guided tour of the Blair Athol Distillery, getting to grips with the ins and outs of the working distillery. Our tour gives a detailed explanation of the traditional art of malt whisky distilling and an insight into the specialist craft of the Blender. We spend the afternoon at leisure in picture postcard Pitlochry, exploring this beautiful Victorian holiday resort, located on the River Tummel and best known for its dam and fish ladder.

Day 3 Red Deer Centre & the Queen’s View
This morning after a leisurely breakfast we make our way west passing Aberfeldy on route to the Red Deer Centre where we come face to face with the majestic Red Deer and can stroke, feed, and photograph these iconic animals. Afterwards we make our way to Kenmore overlooking Loch Tay to pause for refreshments (not included). In the afternoon we take a scenic drive around Loch Tummel before reaching the Queen’s View Visitor Centre in the heart of Highland Perthshire in one of the most photographed areas of Scotland. Perhaps named after its links with Queen Isabella of Scotland, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, or Queen Victoria, who visited in 1866, the view from here is regarded as Highland Perthshire’s most iconic.

Day 4 Strathspey Railway & Blair Castle and Gardens
This morning we head north to take a return journey on the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to Broomhill. The railway takes us on a twenty-mile round trip along part of the original Highland Railway mainline. As the train passes moorland, through woods and alongside the meandering River Spey, stunning Cairngorm Mountains scenery is ever present. On our return we visit Blair Castle and Gardens a breath-taking icon of Scots Baronial architecture and 18th century interiors, while the gardens feature a nine-acre walled garden, wooded grove and an extensive deer park.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
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Fishers Hotel

Pitlochry, Perthshire
AAA+
The friendly Victorian Fishers Hotel is situated in a picturesque village location in the heart of historic Pitlochry. All 140 homely bedrooms are well decorated and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a bright, spacious restaurant and two bars, one of which is a pub-style bar and one a smaller, more intimate bar. There are also two elegant lounge areas full of comfortable sofas and armchairs and an outside seating area in the lovely gardens. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Fishers Hotel

Pitlochry, Perthshire
4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £449pp
No Single Supplement (max 4 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Minimum 1 night entertainment, based on a 4 night stay
• Guided tour of Blair Athol Distillery
• Entrance to the Red Deer Centre
• Entrance to Queen’s View Visitor Centre (free)
• Return journey on Strathspey Railway, Aviemore – Broomhill
• Entrance to Blair Castle and Gardens
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Prices starting from...

£449 for 5 days

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