Falls of Bruar
The Falls of Bruar is located just 20 minutes from Scotlands Spa Hotel.
A series of waterfalls on the Bruar Water in Scotland and about 8km from Pitlochry lies the popular attraction since the 18th century. The cumulative height of all the main waterfalls combined was said to be 60m. This stunning waterfall is just a short but surprisingly strenuous walk with good views of the gorge and falls from two stone bridges and a picnic area. The stream responsible for these waterfalls, the Bruar Water were said to have been immortalized in a poem by Robert Burns.
The falls of Bruar have been recognised as a spectacular local beauty spot for over 200 years. Located on an 18th-century plantation, designed by the Duke of Atholl. The Falls of Bruar has been popularised by an 11-verse poem titled “The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Nobel Duke of Atholl” by Robert Burns. In this poem, Burns was petitioning to the Duke of Atholl to improve the landscape surrounding the Falls of Bruar by planing the number of trees seen today around the banks of the Bruar Water. After Burns passed away, the Duke was inspired to create an idyllic woodland delight of trees, paths, and bridges to augment the natural beauty of the waterfalls, which overall has created the gorgeous scenery which can be seen at the Falls today.
Follow the 2km path, located near the House of Bruar to discover the stunning gem of the Falls of Bruar. The path can be steep and there are often areas that can be a challenging climb, but you will be surrounded by extraordinary scenery that can’t be found elsewhere.