The agenda was to take it easy and just see some sights of small towns. So, no agenda really…lol We decided we would start our 2 ½ hour journey heading back towards Edinburgh. We came across a great quaint looking town called Pitlochry with a population of approximately 2,776. It is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. It’s known for their Pitlochry Festival Theatre, salmon ladder, hillwalking, and climbing. We visited the Pitlochry Dam, and salmon ladder, but unfortunately could only view pre recorded salmon going up the ladder. Do to safety issues they have shut down the viewing area. We did a little walking around and took pictures of some beautiful landscape. They had the most beautiful small quaint restaurant. It was made of cobblestone surrounded by gorgeous flowers and vines. While taking pictures of small native flowers I accidentally touched a thistle. MAN DID IT HURT!!! It hurt for about 4 hours. STEP AWAY FROM THE THISTLE…lol
After visiting the damn and theater we stopped to get gas and discovered the greatest thing ever, a drive through pay gas station! Yes! You pump your gas then drive up to the drive through window, give your pump number and pay. Gas prices are just about the same as ours and fluctuate just like ours, everyday or every minute…lol
Cafe & Coffee
As we drove around taking in the breathtaking scenery we saw a sign for Huntingtower Castle. Why not? So, we did. However, it had just closed, but we did get some good pictures.
That was a great little find, so now what, we thought? We needed a place to stay. That’s when we found a diamond in the rough, Comrie Croft Campground. This place has camping for tents and caravans, a hostel, farmhouse, tea garden, vegetable garden, mountain bike repair shop and store, along with mountain bike trails, and their own store. They have the usual showers and kitchen, freezer, fridge, and microwave. They grow all their own vegetables and never use pesticides. Their eggs come from range free organic fed hens.
All products on their shelves are organic or mostly natural. The best thing, in our option, is their tea garden. What an enchanting place to say the least!. They They have an outside area with several small tables and chairs at each table has a piece of sheep skin big enough to put around your shoulders for the cool mornings, days or evenings.
Each table has a small container of wild fresh flowers and some sort of small table game. The roof is covered with a few different varieties of vine along with tiny white lights. Also hanging from the rafters are different size tea pots, kettles, and cups. Hanging along the edge are a few tea pots hanging in macrame plant hangers and plants have been placed in the tea pots. There are whimsical signs and different decorations.