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Falls of Bruar | Hidden Waterfall in Scotland

Updated: Mar 6

The photos online really don't do The Falls of Bruar justice. Visitors are often taken aback by how spectacular the waterfall is, and it's no surprise why! You'll get the fairy-tale feeling when you see the small bridges and the masonry; it's definitely worth the short hike to see this waterfall.


Image of Falls of Bruar in Scotland.
Photo taken by @thisglaswegianguy via Instagram.

The hike around the Falls of Bruar is definitely worth the visit if you're around the area. It isn't a very challenging hike, however in some places there are vertical drops, so it's worth just sticking to the paths and enjoying the stone bridges with many waterfalls flowing through!

Lovely little loop just off the house of bruar, took us under an hour to complete but it is very well kept and secluded from the main build. Bridges and view points are gorgeous in the scenery - just wish surroundings had been better taken care of. – Google Review

Visitors can enjoy a gentle hike to the viewpoint by the lower falls and then a further hike to the upper falls. We definitely recommend hiking to the top of the falls as you can find a few benches to sit on and admire the breath-taking views!


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Falls of Bruar


1) Where are the Falls of Bruar located?

The Falls of Bruar are located near the village of Blair Atholl, in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland.


2) What makes the Falls of Bruar a hidden gem?

The Falls of Bruar are considered a hidden gem due to their scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Tucked away in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the falls offer visitors a serene and picturesque spot away from more crowded tourist destinations.


3) How do I get to the Falls of Bruar?

Visitors can access the Falls of Bruar by following a well-marked footpath from the Bruar Falls car park, located off the A9 road between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. The walk to the falls takes approximately 15-20 minutes.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit the Falls of Bruar?

There is no entrance fee to visit the Falls of Bruar, as they are located in a public-access area within the Atholl Estates.


5) What can I expect to see at the Falls of Bruar?

At the Falls of Bruar, visitors can enjoy the sight and sound of the cascading water as it plunges over the rocky ledges into the pool below. The area is surrounded by lush woodland, offering opportunities for relaxation, photography, and wildlife observation.


6) Are guided tours available for the Falls of Bruar?

While guided tours may not be specifically available for the Falls of Bruar, there are guided walks and hikes offered in the surrounding area that may include visits to this scenic spot.


7) Is the Falls of Bruar suitable for families and children?

The Falls of Bruar are suitable for families and children, but caution is advised, especially near the water's edge and on uneven terrain. Parents should supervise children closely during the visit.


8) Are dogs allowed at the Falls of Bruar?

Dogs are allowed at the Falls of Bruar and along the footpaths, but they must be kept on a lead at all times and owners should clean up after them.


9) Are there facilities or amenities near the Falls of Bruar?

There are facilities near the Falls of Bruar, including a car park, toilets, and a visitor center with a cafe and gift shop. Visitors can also explore the nearby House of Bruar, known for its shopping and dining options.


10) What is the best time to visit the Falls of Bruar?

The Falls of Bruar can be visited all year-round, but they are particularly impressive after periods of heavy rainfall when the water flow is at its strongest. However, they are beautiful in all seasons, and each offers a unique experience of this iconic Scottish waterfall.



Image of Falls of Bruar in Scotland.
Photo taken by @kt_trails via Instagram.

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