In autumn, especially, Perthshire is alight with amber tinged trees, making it the most beautiful time of the year to visit (in my opinion at least). Thousands of people flock to the area to experience the best of the Highland Perthshire Autumn Festival. Events including the Enchanted Forest (5th-27th October) make the most of the vibrant backdrop.
We arrived on Friday afternoon after a slightly hair-raising drive up the A9 (rain rain go away!) and quickly settled into our lovely wee room.
In search of somewhere traditional and cosy to go for dinner, we settled on the Auld Smiddy Inn. No complaints there and I really enjoyed my mozzarella chicken & cous cous with tomato jus. We'd been recommended to visit the Moulin Inn for a drink and this was perfect after dinner.. especially as we fell in love with a wee dog in the bar we christened Frederick!
The next day, after a reluctant early start for breakfast, we filled ourselves with food and went on a visit to Blair Atholl. This lovely wee village is one I'm sure a lot of fellow Scots have also visited over the years. It has become a bit of a tourist hot-spot since I used to go when I was a baby. However, it's not lost its character! I was hoping the highland cattle would still be there and sure enough the two cows I refer to as Hamish & Hettie were roaming their field..
|Hamish & Hettie!|
A riverside walk and a wee wander past Blair Castle before we avoided the rain ended the afternoon nicely..
That evening, we went for dinner at the Atholl Arms Hotel in Blair Atholl. It was as lovely as ever; definitely like coming home for dinner! Sitting by the fire chatting over a meal was one of the nicest parts about getting away - and not stressing about anything for once!
After a night in with a bottle of wine and films, we awoke for our final morning in Perthshire. After packing up and heading out, we wandered to Loch Faskally, Faskally Forest and then ended in The Hermitage.. This all resulted in a LOT of photo-taking opportunities! So be warned..
|All photos © The Likely Lady|
I hope you enjoyed reading this slightly epic photo-laden post! All in all I recommend a wee jaunt up north for all you Scots (and non-Scots!) if you have time this month. What has everyone else been up to this autumn? I'd love to hear your stories.. ♥