The village of Blair Atholl (7 miles north of the Blair Athol distillery), is only a 45-minute train journey or car ride from Perth and is well worth an explore if you are already paying a visit to the Blair Athol distillery visitor centre.
The vast expanse of land not only plays host to breath-taking views of Britain’s best scenery but also an array of wildlife. The wildlife on display is as diverse as it is impressive with nearly 10,000 deer, red stags, golden eagles, buzzards and grouse wandering the horizons.
The best way to experience the Atholl estate is by Land Rover tour. The Scottish safari allows you to get up close to Perthshire’s wildlife and take in the beauty of the surrounding environment. You also get to see historical sites of importance such as the imposing, turreted, bright white Blair Castle, which boasts “700 years of history across 30 rooms”. The likes of Queen Victoria and Mary Queen of Scots have stayed at this castle but since 1936 it has been open to public viewing and is worth a visit.
The entirety of Perthshire is asking to be explored and offers those who visit an insight into the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and its wildlife, history and most importantly, whisky!