One of Scotland’s largest attractions is surely its famous Edinburgh Castle, which crowns the capital and can be viewed from nearly every hotel, restaurant, pub, and shop in the city. Visitors to the country, however, will quickly discover that there are plenty of spectacular castles, palaces, and tower houses to see all throughout the country. The region of Perth and Kinross is no different, and is home to a few truly unique and historical buildings, such as Scone Palace, where Scottish kings were once crowned on the Stone of Scone, and Loch Leven, which was the jail of Mary Queen of Scots until she escaped in 1568.
Visit Blair Castle, the Ancestral Home of Clan Murray
In the village of Blair Atholl that sits at the junction of the River Tilt and the River Garry, visitors will discover Blair Castle, whose history recounts everything from a visit by Mary Queen of Scots to the creation of Europe’s only remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. The castle is also home to a remarkable grounds, including a nine acre walled garden.
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