What did the Victorians ever do for us? Happily, as well as inventing toilet paper, the paperclip and the train, they also popularised the idea of the holiday.
Celebrate our ancestors’ inventions with today’s Big Deal on a break at the four star Atholl Palace Hotel; premises which were built in Victorian times to accommodate these newfangled holiday makers.
This relaxing Big Deal is for 2 people to enjoy an overnight stay, Sunday to Thursday, on a bed and breakfast basis at the Atholl Palace Hotel.
A splendid example of the Scottish Baronial style, the Atholl Palace Hotel sits in its own, extensive grounds beside the picturesque Highland town of Pitlochry.
Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic, the hotel retains many features of the traditional country house such as deep, leather chairs, sparkling chandeliers and open fires.
More contemporary attractions include ample free parking and free WiFi in all public areas.
All of the Atholl Palace bedrooms are unique but each comes with ensuite facilities, TVs and hair driers.
Some rooms have spectacular views over the gardens to Ben y Vrackie while others look south to the Tummel Valley.
The Big Deal includes a full Scottish breakfast but if you choose to take other meals in the hotel then The Verandah Restaurant enjoys stunning views over the Tummel valley and much of the produce used in the kitchens comes from the surrounding countryside.
Relax in Spa
As part of today’s Deal, you can relax in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as the splendid swimming pool and gym. The Big Deal gives you free use of them all along with the hotel’s popular snooker room.
Alternatively, you could work up an appetite on the pitch ‘n’ putt course; improve your short game on the putting green or play a few sets on the tennis courts which sit in the hotel’s rather beautiful grounds.
If you want to travel further afield then the hotel’s Pitlochry location makes it the ideal base from which to explore highland Perthshire.