Friday, February 18, 2011

Pitlochry and Perthshire

Pitlochry is not only an excellent base for exploring Scotland. The same is also offered numerous attractions in the area because there are several excellent hiking trails offering magnificent opportunity to commune with nature and Scottish culture. Easily reached Perthsire capital - known for Scone Palace Perth. However, an unforgettable experience was nearly 18-mile hike to the castle in Blair Athol (Blair Castle). The beautiful whitewashed castle was built in the thirteenth century and for over 700 years the house was the residence of Atholl. His Prince is the only one in Scotland is entitled to possession, moreover, only in Europe, a private army. Hiking trail to the castle by Killiecrankie beautiful gorge, which in 1689 witnessed a dramatic, bloody battle between the Orangemen and jakobitami. The gorge is a center dedicated to the event. Another interesting town in the area is Castle Menzies Aberfeldy of the sixteenth century, built on the set Z. flows through the town of Loch Tay. Go to the other side can be a stone bridge dating from 1733 years - Wade's Bridge. There is also ominęliśmy journey to the Tay Forest Park. The heart of this beautiful park is the Queen's View Centre - one of the most popular beauty spots of Scotland, and this is due to Queen Victoria, who liked to spend time here sipping tea and admiring nature unsullied mountain in the valley of Loch Tummel.