The local area
Pitlochry, at the foot of the pinnicled peak of
Ben-y-Vrackie and above the woodland shores of Loch Faskally with it’s Salmon Ladder, is a visitor’s centre in it’s own right.
A charming Victorian town with it’s bold highland scenery made gentle by it’s mixed woodlands has been a popular holiday destination for many years.
Hosting two whisky distilleries, The Edradour Distillery the smallest in Scotland and the Blair Athol Distillery, one of the oldest working Scottish distillry, museums, gardens, golf course, Pitlochry Theatre, shops and a choice of many eating establishments.
During the month of October the Enchanted Forest takes place around Loch Dunmore in Faskally Woods, this annual attraction has grown to be one of the best events in the country. The Enchanted Forest transforms rural woodland into an extravaganza of colourful lighting and music as you walk through the forest at night.
Highland Perthshire is romantic with an intriguing history fascinatingly related through a great range of castles, battle sites and a cathedral at the one time ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. The castles range from statley home type in appearence like Blair Castle and Scone Palace to the more traditional type fortresses such as Castle Menzies.
Dunkeld and Birnam with it’s ancient Cathedral and period houses has the perfect setting on the banks of the River Tay. Enjoy browsing through unique shops, sample good eating places and listening to live music. Within Birnam itself, The Birnam Institute hosts a wide programme of music, dance, theatre and monthly art exhibitions. The Beatrix Potter Exhibition and garden celebrate the life of the author who drew inspiration for her books whilst on holiday here, the gift shop has gifts for all ages and the Foyer Cafe serves lunch, snacks and home baking.
The area offers excellent golf, fishing and shooting, river rafting, canyoning, horse riding, highland safari adventure and off-road driving.
There are many fine walks for all abilities from the level of loch shore to forest rambles and hiking the hills. Packed lunches can be provided.
If you would like details of things to do in the area, we would be delighted to guide you through any area of interest during your stay with us.