Welcome to Blair Atholl and Area

The unspoilt heart of Scotland

Discover real hospitality, clear sparkling air, beautiful scenery, rich history, fine food, plenty to do - and helpful local people to make your holiday easy and fun. Forget about the congestion and queues - Blair Atholl has everything!

Spectacular Scenery

The River Garry rushes through the heart of Atholl like a silver thread linking all the villages and glens. The lively Atholl rivers combine with the mountains, hills and glens to create some of the finest scenery in Scotland, and the Atholl villages - Calvine, Blair Atholl, Bruar, Killiecrankie, and Struan - offer some of the finest hospitality in a natural, unspoiled setting. Access to our Atholl scenery is easy - whether you like country roads, bicycle paths, waymarked trails, or tours guided and unguided. If you walk, you will discover plentiful wildlife and plants, and you may even see red or roe deer.

Rich History

From the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 to the Jacobite rebellions of the 18th century, this area has a rich history, much of it central to Scotland's history. Visitors can discover some of this history at Blair Castle and other local attractions and museums.

The Villages

To see aerial views and a description of our villages, please click on the stories below.

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Blair Atholl & Bridge of Tilt

Blair Atholl & Bridge of Tilt

Blair Atholl and Bridge of Tilt is the largest village in the area being bounded on the south side by the River Garry and bisected by its tributary, the southerly flowing River Tilt. The area of the village on the left bank of the River Tilt is known as Bridge of Tilt. Click on any of the images to see enl...

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Killiecrankie

Killiecrankie

The name Killiecrankie derives from Coille Chneagaidh meaning Wood of The Aspen or, because Aspen leaves shimmer, Wood of the Shimmering. At one time the village of Killiecrankie was served by a small store, a post office, a petrol station, a primary school and a railway station. The area is steeped in hist...

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Bruar, Calvine & Struan

Bruar, Calvine & Struan

Some 4 miles North of Blair Atholl lie the hamlets of Bruar, Calvine and Struan, where the A9 main road and railway to Inverness leave the broad green valley of Strathgarry in Atholl and begin their ascent through the lofty Drumochter Pass into Badenoch. Sections of the old military road, constructed in the...

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