The welcome I received from Joyce and Mike Purdie after a late start from Edinburgh on a wet Friday evening could not have been warmer or more kindly. My ensuite room was welcoming, beautifully appointed, fresh and comfortable with stunning views down the Glen to Mount Blair.
Although it may seem to be in the middle of nothing in particular, Glen Shee is at the heart of Scotland (it lies within the Cairngorm National Park). The Cateran Trail encircles the Glen from Blairgowrie via Kirkmichael, the Spittal of Glen Shee and Blaclunans before turning towards Alyth. As you walk you may see (or at least hear) hen harriers, barn and short-eared owls,osprey, deer or salmon. The challenging 9-hole golf course at Dalmunzie is just three miles from Dalhenzean. Pitlochry Festival Theatre is just 20 miles to the west. To the north, over the Devil's Elbow and past the Cairnwell ski lift are Braemar, Balmoral and Ballater.
And at the heart of all this is Dalhenzean - a gem of a B&B to set out from with a hearty Scottish breakfast to sustain you, and to return to at the end of a pleasant and happy day exploring.
- Also Known As:
- Dalhenzean Lodge Blairgowrie, Scotland