Near Atholl Palace Hotel
This stretch of magical Perthshire forest was originally designed as a pleasure ground in the 18th century for the Dukes of Atholl, located less than 20 minutes drive from Atholl Palace Hotel.
Douglas firs tower over the paths leading to the roaring Black Linn Falls, where the River Braan crashes down into the deep, foaming pools below. Overlooking the waterfall is the picturesque folly known as Ossian’s Hall, built in 1757 as the focal point in an extensive designed landscape. Decorated with mirrors, sliding panels and paintings, it has been refurbished to re-create the illusions of shock, surprise and amazement that were the aims of the folly’s original design. It makes a fine spot to contemplate the roaring, tumbling falls.
Breathe in the earthy woodland and tang of pine needles as you wander along the banks of the River Braan. Look out for the totem pole hidden in the woods and red squirrels darting about in the tree tops. See salmon leaping up the falls in autumn as they head to spawning grounds further along the river. For all thrill-seekers there are also multiple local companies that organise activities such as quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and even bungee jumping.
Why Stay With Us
Our location at Atholl Palace Hotel makes us the perfect choice for accommodation when exploring the beautiful surrounds of Highland Perthshire. Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, with friends or looking for a family break, we offer a wide selection of accommodation for you to choose from. With great views, delicious dining and a warm welcome from our team, we will ensure you have a relaxing stay and a memorable Atholl Palace Hotel experience.