Return to Edinburgh via the A9

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Visit attractions en-route through the Highlands between Inverness and Perth

The A9 is the principal route through the central Highlands. The route now bypasses the towns however, there is much to see on the old road.
(The full route is Scotland's longest road from Falkirk to Thurso in Caithness)
The Highland Folk Museum
Inverness     Capital of the Highlands
Tomatin         Tomatin Distillery
Carrbridge    Landmark Forest Heritage Park
Aviemore       Cairngorm Funicular Railway & Ski Resort
Strathspey Steam Train trips to Boat of Garten
Kingussie  Highland Wildlife Park (part of Edinburgh zoo) a 105-hectare safari park and zoo
Newtonmore The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples.This fascinating open air museum is vast and covers all aspects of highland life. The site contains a collection of historic buildings ranging from crofts, shops, a church, a school to a post office, all resassembled on site  The staff are fantastic and its all free!
Dalwhinnie  Scotland's highest whisky distillery
the Cairngorm Mountains
Cairngorm National Park
 Skiing in the Cairngorms

Tour Highland Perthshire: tall tree country

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl
Dunkeld Cathedral
Blair Atholl   Blair Castle

Killiecrankie Magnificent wooded gorge of the River Garry and site of one of the first Jacobite battles in 1689 (NTS visitor centre)

Pitlochry   Hydro Dam and Salmon Fish Ladder
                   Pitlochry Festival Theatre
                   The Enchanted Forest
                   'Queen's View' over Loch Tummel

Dunkeld    The beautiful little town of Dunkeld and ancient Cathedral beside the river Tay.

Perth         Visit Scone Palace, the original site of "the Stone of Destiny" and coronation place of the kings and queens of Scots.

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