Diana's Grove at Blair Castle

BA Diana statue at Dianas Grove © Forestry CommissionDiana

Blair Castle is closed just now for winter, but you are in for a treat when it opens again on 30 March!

Fancy seeing some truly 'big trees? Diana's Grove at Blair Castle, named after the Roman goddess of hunting, features two acres of tranquil woodland in the castle grounds within the Atholl Estate where you can stroll amongst some of the country's finest and tallest trees. the Grove hosts a nationally important collection of exotic conifers and many champion specimens, including the tallest Japanese larch and Red fir in Britain.

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Falls of Bruar

Falls of Bruar in summer © PKCTThe Falls of Bruar is a series of waterfalls on the Bruar Water in Blair Atholl, which is 8 miles from Pitlochry, Perthshire © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved

The Falls of Bruar are some of the most spectacular natural waterfalls in Perthshire and a real must-see! Here, you'll find woodland walks that take you through a spectacular gorge featuring natural waterfalls. In 1787 Robert Burns wrote 'The Humble Petition of Bruar Water' in which he imagined he was the water pleading with the Duke of Atholl to plant trees along its banks. This may inspired 'Planter John' the 4th Duke of Atholl, to plant the bare river banks, which resulted in the beautiful woodlands you see today  The circular woodland walks climb up through the gorge to two stone bridges that offer fantastic views of the falls whose banks are flanked by trees. Enjoy a cuppa at the House of Bruar afterwards.

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