Activities in Highland Perthshire

Perthshire Distilleries

Blair Athol Distillery
Blair Athol DistilleryOne of the oldest Distilleries in Scotland, with an excellent tour, stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in picturesque Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour Burn comes the 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, with a mellow deep-toned aroma, a strong fruity flavour and a smooth finish.

The Edradour Distillery
The Edradour Distillery Edradour holds the proud distinction of being the smallest distillery in Scotland , and some say the most picturesque. Nestling in the hills east of Pitlochry Edradour stands alone as Scotland 's last distillery to produce a hand crafted malt in limited quantity, unique quality and by methods which to other distilleries are just a fond memory.
www.edradour.co.uk

Dalwhinnie Distillery
Dalwhinnie DistilleryA visit to Dalwhinnie, at over 1073 feet one of the highest distilleries in the land, is an opportunity to sample the `Gentle Spirit` of the glen. See the distillers at work, harnessing the snow-fed waters of the Allt an t`Sluic, fresh from their journey through moorland heather, producing a wonderfully full-bodied, smooth and warming malt whisky.

Dewar’s World of Whisky
Dewar’s World of Whisky Beautifully situated by the river Tay, Aberfeldy distillery is the home and major part of Dewars famous White Label blend. The Perfect whisky experience. Discover the story of a local family who created a global brand.



Perthshire Golf Courses

Pitlochry Golf Course
Pitlochry Golf CourseEstablished in 1908 this is a challenging and very scenic course.. A gradual climb over the first three holes is rewarded by the view from the fourth hole. Generous fairways and many natural hazards make this an ideal holiday course. The Tigh Na Cloich is one of the hotels involved in Pitlochry Golf Week, usually held at the end of April every year. www.pitlochrygolf.co.uk

Blair Atholl Golf Club
Blair Atholl Golf ClubBlair Atholl Golf Club was founded in 1896 and is an inviting challenging nine-hole golf course which is situated in the small picturesque Scottish village of Blair Atholl, just off the A9. It is a James Braid designed course, with it's fair share of surprises, despite being only nine holes
www.blairathollgolfclub.co.uk

Taymouth Castle Golf Club
Taymouth Castle Golf ClubThe course is laid out in the former deer park of the Taymouth estate within the valley of the river Tay. As well as offering some testing holes, the course affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside including the peaks of the Lawers range, the sparkling waters of Loch Tay, and the wooded slopes of Drummond Hill.

Around Pitlochry

Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival TheatreKnown as 'Scotland's Theatre in the Hills' has one of the most skilled ensembles of actors in the UK who in the Summer season allow visitors to see up to 6 different plays in a week. Pitlochry Festival Theatre is truly unique, and now runs a Winter programme.
www.pitlochry.org.uk

Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder
Pitlochry Dam and Salmon LadderEach year between April and October an average of 5400 Salmon fight their way up stream to the feeding grounds, to spawn in the upper reaches of the River Tummel. They must bypass the Electric dam at Pitlochry by travelling through the interconnected pools that form the 'Pitlochry Salmon ladder' up and around the dam. Come and observe this, you may see a Salmon and watch the interactive exhibition on the theme of electricity from the dam to the customer and Salmon story.

Heathergems
HeathergemsIs a unique and imaginative range of jewellery and giftware made from natural heather stems. Beautifully hand crafted in the factory shop in Pitlochry.



Explore Perthshire

Queens View & Visitor Centre
Queens View & Visitor CentreScotland 's finest and most photographed view made famous by Queen Victoria . This is a must see on any trip to Perthshire, six miles west of Pitlochry. There is an audio visual presentation, with visitor shop, tea room and toilets, as well as being an excellent base for some wonderful woodland walks, including a former croft settlement.

Walking In Perthshire
Walking In PerthshireStep into the heart of ‘Rob Roy Country’ and experience the spectacular scenery of Perthshire on foot. Explore over 250 miles of way marked routes through this beautiful region, from gentle riverside strolls to exhilarating treks into rugged mountain terrain. As you take in the stunning scenery you’ll also pass by a variety of interesting sights including Roman remains, medieval castles and whisky distilleries.

The Scottish Crannog Centre
The Scottish Crannog Centre'Walk over water' This award winning heritage attraction features guided tours of a re-created Celtic Iron age loch dwelling. Exhibition centre with video displays of original artefacts and lively hands on crafts bring the past to life . The Crannog lies twenty miles south of Pitlochry on the banks of Loch Tay near Kenmore.
www.crannog.co.uk

Big Tree Country
Big Tree CountryDiscover the magic of Perthshire's woodland heritage. Here in the green heart of Scotland are some of the most remarkable trees and woodland of anywhere in Europe. See the oldest tree in Europe at Fortingall, the world's highest hedge and Britain 's tallest tree in this incredible county. A haven for a huge variety of Plant, Animal and Birdlife.
www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk

Loch of Lowe’s Wildlife Centre
Loch of Lowe’s Wildlife CentreVisit the Ospreys. Excellent views from observation hides by the loch shore. Stunning close up live CCTV footage directly from the nest. Visitor centre with unique displays and friendly staff. A Scottish Wildlife trust.
www.swt.org.uk

Killiecrankie visitor centre (NTS)
Killiecrankie visitor centre (NTS)On 27 July 1689 the peace and tranquility of this beautiful gorge was shattered when the first shots in the Jacobite cause were fired, at the Battle of Killiecrankie. One soldier escaped by making a spectacular jump across the River Garry at the spot now known as Soldier's Leap. You can try the jump for yourselves in a marked area outside the Visitor centre. The Visitor Centre features 'hands-on' natural history exhibits, models and maps of the battle. Also, see nesting birds at close range.

Stanley Mills
Stanley MillsStanley Mills is one the best-preserved relics of the 18th-century Industrial Revolution. The mills were built in 1786 at a hairpin bend in the River Tay, This property tells the story of working class life in a cotton mill. Fascinating and full of atmosphere. Good hands on displays.

House of Bruar and Falls of Bruar
House of Bruar and Falls of BruarAn emporium of quality goods including Cashmere, Delicatessen foods and wild flowers with an excellent eating hall. All this overlooked by the magnificent Falls of Bruar. You can climb up one side of the gorge rest on the bridge , and admire the setting and come down the other side, a very easy going walk.

Adventure in Perthshire

Nae Limits Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre
Nae Limits Outdoor Adventure Activity CentreMulti award winning Adventure centre to experience white water rafting, canyoning and a host of other thrilling activities in outdoor Perthshire
www.naelimits.co.uk

 

Scottish Quads
Scottish QuadsExperience Quad Biking in Scotland at its best. Scottishquads.co.uk have the largest fleet of quad bikes and the best quad biking treks in Scotland. Set in beautiful Strathbraan close to Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Crieff, Perthshire’s most centrally located Quad Biking centre.


Highland Safaris

Highland SafarisVisit Highland Safaris for a unique experience combining breathtaking Highland scenery, Award Winning and exhilarating Land Rover Safaris with Scottish heritage, inspiring walking & biking activities, and the exclusive Red Deer Park and Gold Panning Centre.

Scottish Castles

Blair Castle
Blair Castle Ancient seat of Dukes and Earls of Atholl, a five star attraction set in stunning Highland Perthshire. The Castles history dates back to the 13 th century, has priceless treasures, its own private army and beautiful grounds with wildlife in natural habitat.
www.blair-castle.co.uk

 

Scone Palace Perth
Scone Palace PerthOnce the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in the history of Scotland. The rightful home of the celebrated Stone of Scone - also known as the Stone of Destiny. Scone Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland. Today, Scone Palace, just outside Perth is the home of the Earls of Mansfield, and a 5 star visitor attraction and there is lots to see and enjoy here ,the history, the art and antiques and fun for the children.

Glamis Castle
Glamis CastleGlamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality and enjoyment for all. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret.