Sunday, 31 July 2011

Royal Connections - Pitlochry - Craigatin House & Courtyard

With the recent Royal Wedding in Edinburgh, the Queen arriving at Balmoral next week, William & Kate meeting at St. Andrews, Scotlands Royal connections have never been stronger. We've done a quick round up of our areas Royal Connections.  Be like royalty and visit Scotland soon! Craigatin House and Courtyard - Pitlochry

Pitlochry's very own royal view - The Queens View

Balmoral Castle - Scottish royal residence of Her Majesty The Queen

Blair Castle - Blair Atholl - Visited by royalty over the years including Queen Victoria

Baby Highland Cow at the Royal Highland Show.

Scone Palace - Perthshire - Home of the Stone of Destiny
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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Craigatin House Recommends St. Andrews Fife

For a day trip near to Craigatin House & Courtyard Pitlochry, you can't beat St.Andrews.

St. Andrews is a stunning medieval city, the international home of golf and Scotland's finest costal town.

Approx 50 miles south of Pitlochry, St. Andrews is recognised across the globe as the ‘Home of Golf’. Golfing in St Andrews – at the spiritual heartland of ...the sport – is the ultimate ambition of many golfers.

But it's also a great place to visit with a beautiful beach, lovely old town centre, great restaurants and royal connections with the university. Definately worth a visit!
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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Craigatin Visits Rothiemurchus Estate - Aviemore

49 miles north of Pitlochry, just outside Aviemore, you'll find the Rothiemurchus Estate

Rothiemurchus forest covers an area of about 30 square kilometres and is believed to comprise of over 10 million trees.

This is one of the largest surviving areas of ancient woodland in Europe where the average age of the Scots Pine exceeds 100 years with some more than 300 years old.

We took our mountain bikes around some of the trails within the Glenmore Forest up to An Lochan Uaine (The Green Loch)

The iconic Pines frame every view; from the River Spey or Loch an Eilein, to the upper tree line where the forest gives way to montane heath, screes and rock.

The forest is a living icon, a history book, and a collage of mystery and emotion.

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Craigatin House & Pitlochry Photographs

Some of Craigatin House & Courtyard photos have been taken by local photographer David Brown. 

 Bringing more than just an eye for the camera to his photography,
David’s combination of personality, creativity and exceptional technical ability results in images that draw the viewer into the heart of the picture.
Perthshire Wedding Photographer David Brown has a strong reputation for his contemporary relaxed, informal wedding photography, creating stunning and emotional story telling images of your wedding day in Perthshire, Tayside and the UK.
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From Craigatin House to Drumochter Pass

Just a few miles up the road from Craigatin House,

the Pass of Drumochter is the main mountain pass between the northern and southern Scottish Highlands.

The A9 road passes through here, as does the Highland Main Line, It is the high point on the A9, at 462m (1516 ft.).

The summit of the railway line is 452m (1480 ft.), making it the highest in the UK!

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Craigatin House Pitlochry & The Enchanted Forest

Plans for this year's Enchanted Forest are now well under way at the new venue: The Explorers Garden at Port na Craig in Pitlochry.

Tickets available now from​.uk/tickets.aspx

We still have rooms midweek throughout the event.
Call us now 01796 472 478 for availability.

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Craigatin House & Courtyard - Guest Book Feedback - July 2011

Have a look at what some of our most recent guests have been saying about us and their stay at
Craigatin House & Courtyard, Pitlochry. 

Samples from our Guestbook are as follows:

Friday, 15 July 2011


Just what you need for the weekend, a Craigatin House & Courtyard Jigsaw puzzle, how long will it take you?

Monday, 11 July 2011

Craigatin House & Courtyard Launches Google +1 tab

Visitors to our website: will see our new Google +1 logo.

This new feature enables you to publicly show what you like, agree with, or recommend on the web, if you could help us by hiting on our tab, we'd be very grateful!  Thanks for your help.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Coming to Craigatin House Pitlochry from Glasgow? Do take the A822 Tourist Route off the A9 to Pitlochry.

From the town of Crieff its an awesome drive through the Sma’ Glen, where you'll pass from the lowlands into the Scottish Highlands.

It is a typical Highland glen in appearance though only a short one and when passing through it it is difficult to think that only a few miles away to the south is lowland country.

The valley is watered by the infant river Almond and the steep sides are clothed with heather and blaeberry plants.

It is void of trees except for a few which flourish in the lower part of the glen.

On a hill overlooking it is a rock known as the Eagles Rock and doubtless in the old days the golden eagle had its eyrie here.

A great way to go when coming to Craigatin House & Courtyard Pitlochry!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


The 15th Harley Davidson Thunder in the Glens rally roars into Aviemore on 26th August 2011.

Come along and experience the thrill of riding with 3000 other Harleys through the scenic mountains and glens,......... famous Celtic hospitality and a party to end all parties.  The Saturday mass ride-out is a highlight of the rally, stopping at Grantown on Spey to take in the Taste of Scotland event.

Ride out, park up and enjoy the hospitality and chapter games before returning to Aviemore for the Custom Bike Show.  

We have a couple of rooms still available 24th & 25th, why not stop over en-route in Pitlochry like this Craigatin group did last year!