The A9. Two hundred and sixty something miles, running from near Stirling, right up to Scrabster on the north coast. Most definitely the quickest and most direct route up and down the country but I thought I would share some options of places to stop off for a walk, stretch your legs or adventure.
The Hermitage near Dunkeld and Birnam. A great place to stop and have a picnic lunch, let the dog have a run around and see Ossian's hall.
Dunkeld, along the river and then maybe a spot of lunch.
Birks of Aberfeldy - a woodland walk with views of a waterfall. Places to Visit:
Stanley Mills, just outside Perth. A textiles mill built in the 1780's and now an interactive attraction on the banks of the river Tay.
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre - free to enter and you can learn all about the history of the Pitlochry Dam. It also has a great cafe for soup, sandwiches etc.
Blair Castle - Fabulous castle and grounds just a few miles from the A9.
The Crannog Centre - a reconstructed Crannog in Loch Tay. An interactive visitor attraction
Places to Eat:
Taste of Perthshire - just a few miles north or Perth. Large cafe, deli and gift shop. They also keep real heilan coos.
Dunkeld has a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from.
Stewart Tower Dairy - mainly (delicious) ice cream but they also do sandwiches, cake and hot drinks.
Aberfeldy - a really cute little place just 30 minutes west of the A9. Lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from.