To truly get away from the hustle and bustle and to soak up the fresh Scottish air, look no further than the Queen’s View, an incredible panoramic that enjoys all that is beautiful in Scotland.
Every season gives you a glorious, yet different view making it a place that people love to return to again and again. In fact, it gets its name from the fact that Queen Isabella you to make this her usual resting place on journeys and it is not hard to see why.
While it is named after Queen Isabella, a 14th Century queen married to Robert the Bruce. Many people believe it was named after Queen Victoria, who visited the site in 1866. The area was hugely popular in Victorian times and has remained so since.
The panorama enjoys the view of Loch Tummel below as well as the gently sloping hills covered in a patchwork of greenery thanks to the fields and trees that line the loch. On a clear day, you can see far into the distance marvelling the Highlands of Perthshire to the Glencoe mountains on the west coast. As one of the most photographed areas in Scotland, make sure you take your camera and capture the stunning views for yourself.
Once you’ve had your fill of arguably the most iconic views in Scotland, it is the perfect time to retreat to the tea rooms across the courtyard that serve delicious lunches and indulgent afternoon teas, fit for royalty. You can also visit the visitor centre that the Forestry Commission runs, to find out more about the history of the area and the wildlife that calls this area home.
Queen’s View is easy to get to, just a short drive from Pitlochry and the journey there is just as enjoyable as the view itself as you weave around long winding tree lined roads, gradually climbing higher to get to the magnificent vista.