Last Minute Autumn Breaks Scotland
This year has truly offered one of the most stunning displays of Autumn colour in many years. Weather conditions have combined to give an enduring, varied and striking palette of vibrant golds, scarlet and ruby reds and almost iridescent oranges that catch the sharp notes in the Autumn light and set the senses reeling. Rosemount Hotel in Pitlochry are pleased to offer Last minute Autumn Breaks Scotland to help visitors enjoy this spectacle while it lasts.
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Rosemount Hotel accommodation for Autumn Breaks includes discounts of up to 30% for midweek breaks. We offer a free walk map on arrival with plenty of further information on where to find the most stunning vistas in the locality.
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The Science behind the Splendid Colour
Contrary to common perception, leaves generally don’t “change colour” in Autumn, apart from those that turn the stunning reds of green-leafed trees, such as the Maple. This is a result of residual sugars remaining in the leaves once the day length shortens and the night-time temperature lowers, triggering the production of anthocyanins -pigments of purple and red.
The vibrant yellows and oranges that we enjoy so much, are present in the leaf all year. However, they are masked by the presence of the green pigment, chlorophyll, which produces sugars to feed the tree all summer long with the aid of sunlight. As day length shortens, the chlorophyll gradually disappears revealing the glorious tones beneath.
The strength and endurance of colour that we are so enjoying this year is down to the absence of frost. As soon as this appears, the trees shut down and shed their leaves, heralding the onset of winter. The later onset of frost is the perfect signal for taking Autumn Breaks in Perthshire. A feast for the senses is guaranteed around every turn in the road. We have launched our Last minute Autumn Breaks Scotland campaign with great discounts to encourage folk to experience this spectacle at very little cost.
Some places to visit while taking an Autumn Break at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry
- Visit Autumnal Blair Atholl and the Pass of Killiecrankie – a stunning Autumnal display. Blair Castle and the House of Bruar offer added value to a visit to this fabulous area, just a few miles north of Pitlochry.
- Dunkeld and the Hermitage offer a picture-perfect Highland town along with a variety of woodland and hillside walks. These offer many stunning vistas of the River Tay. You might also like to test an opportunity to see Salmon leaping the cascades at the Hermitage.
- A fabulous afternoon may be spent driving from Pitlochry to take in Queens View and driving around Loch tummel to the Foss Road, which elevates to afford fabulous views over the Loch’s gorgeous Autumn palette.
- Glen Lyon, Kenmore and Aberfeldy. This longer drive reaps huge rewards as you take in Perthshire’s most fabulous pastoral scenes