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Queen’s View, Loch Tummel

The Queen’s View.  Wow!  What a place.

Only a few miles from Pitlochry down the stunning Loch Tummel road is an incredible viewpoint known as the Queen’s View. Apparently named after Queen Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce over 700 years ago.

A short path leads from the carpark to the viewpoint. The path has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now considered wheelchair accessible.

The view itself is extensive, taking in the whole of Loch Tummel, Schiehallion (3553ft) and at a distance of about 50 miles the mountains of Glencoe.

We had a cracking day for our visit and the snow caps on Schiehallion and in Glencoe really made the view. Well worth a visit on a clear day.

The Queen’s View, Loch Tummel

The new all-abilities path to the viewpoint

Schiehallion with a snow cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mountians of Glencoe in the distance

The Queens View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further info on the Queens View can be found at Pitlochry.org

There is also some great walking to be done in the surrounding Aillean Forest. A good starting point for info is the superb Walkhighlands website and http://www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk/

For a longer drive, carry on past the Queen’s View to Kinloch Rannoch, around Loch Rannoch, past the remote Rannoch Station and Schiehallion, up and over to Aberfeldy and eventually back to Pitlochry. It is a stunning drive with super loch and mountain views, loads of wildlife and numerous well mapped walks. This loop is roughly the same route as the tremendously popular Etape Caledonia road cycle race held annually in Highland Perthshire. If you do go for this longer loop make sure you check out Treats Cafe in Kinloch Rannoch….tasty.

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The Bothy is finished! – April 2012

Our new guest bedroom for 2012 is The Bothy. A Victorian outbuilding behind the main house has been converted into an en-suite bedroom.

The room is bright and airy with two windows and a vaulted ceiling. King-sized Sealy bed, two leather armchairs and a 22 inch Toshiba LCD TV with integrated DVD player.

The Bothy is only a few yards from the front door of the main house for easy access to the guest lounge and breakfast room. There is also a private courtyard with teak table and chairs.

A few photos below:

You can see what The Bothy looked like during the refurb on our previous blog posts. I hope you agree we have improved it!




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Red squirrels – April 2012

Our new breakfast room at Torrdarach House has been a big hit with our guests. It also seems to be pretty popular with the Pitlochry red squirrels. Breakfast sightings are at an all time high with the happy little chaps performing very nicely indeed. Here are a few photos taken from the breakfast room.

Click here to see an old favourite vid of our red squirrels playing

 

 

 

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Spring flowers in Pitlochry – April 2012

We have snow on the grass today, but last week the weather was superb and a little bit of Spring colour emerged in the garden. We have a few photos below to prove it.  The weather in Pitlochry is set to improve again this weekend and hopefully Spring will return.

Our crazy triffid-like bog plants are also emerging at an alarming rate.

 

 

 

 

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