Self-Catering Cottage Pitlochry Perthshire

Perthshire Activities

The Highland Perthshire and wider Perth & Kinross areas offer the visitor a wide range of interests and activities which will add to the quality of the holidaying experience in this area. 

For your assistance, we have listed some of these, with contact websites/telephone numbers or email addresses for more complete information but also view www.highlandperthshire.org, www.perthshire.co.uk and www.pitlochryactivities.co.uk

Highlanders Parade Perthshire Mountain Biking Perthshire

Walking
Walks Leaflets for Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, and Walks in Perthshire are  available from the local Tourist Information Offices. www.perthshire.co.uk

Climbing
Try Ben y Vrackie, Schiehallion, Ben Lawers or the Beinn a’ Ghlo range.
Full information on walking and climbing in Scotland - see www.walkingwild.com

Cycling and Mountain Biking
The publications, Bike Routes in Scotland, National Cycle Network, Cycle Routes from Blair Atholl, are available from the local Tourist Information Office.  Cycle routes and more information can be found on www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk  See also www.cycleperthshire.com  www.EtapeCaledonia.co.uk and www.highlandsafaris.net

Bike hire/Equipment/Repairs/Routes
Escape Route, Pitlochry – www.escape-route.biz/

Water Sports and Bungee Jumping
Sailing, jet skiing, white water rafting, and canyoning from Kenmore.
See www.perthshire.co.uk, www.naelimits.com or www.pitlochryoutdooractivities.co.uk

Fishing
Salmon, trout and coarse all available locally.  Details and permits from local Tourist Information Office (Tel: 01796 472215, email:pitlochrytic@visitscotland.com)

Golfing Perthshire Rafting Perthshire

Golf
The area boasts around 30 golf courses within easy driving distance – both 9 and 18 hole. 

Full information in Perthshire – Pure Golfing pleasure by the area Tourist Board, including details of concessionary tickets – see www.perthshire.co.uk. See also www.scottishgolf.org for all golf news, annual events listings and general guidance.

For information on our local course, see www.pitlochrygolf.co.uk including details of the GOLF WEEK (June), LADIES HIGHLAND OPEN (July) MENS HIGHLAND OPEN (August) and GOLF BREAKS (April, May, September).

The Open Championship courses of St Andrews, Carnoustie, and the Gleneagles courses are also within comfortable driving distances.

Dunkeld Park Activity Centre
Archery, Quad trekking, Clay pigeon Shooting,
(www.hilton.co.uk/dunkeld)

History & Heritage
Vist Blair Castle, Scone Palace, Castle Menzies, Dunkeld Cathedral, The Crannog Centre, Killiecrankie and Queen’s View Visitor Centres, Atholl Country Life Museum, Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Centre. See also Scottish Natural Heritage www.snh.gov.uk

Pitlochry Hydro Electric Dam, Salmon Ladder and new Visitor Centre
A new 4m VISITOR CENTRE opening in early 2017, overlooking the well-known Pitlochry Dam and Salmon Ladder, offering a 60 seater cafe, retail area, and a media space area for educational purposes. Free entry.

Distilleries
Bell’s Blair Athol Distillery and Edradour Distillery – both Pitlochry, Dewars Visitor Centre, Aberfeldy, and The Famous Grouse Experience, Crieff.

Gardens
Explorers -  The Scottish Plant Hunters Garden, Pitlochry;  Blair Castle Hercules Garden; Branklyn Gardens, Perth; Clunie Gardens and Bolfracks Gardens Aberfeldy; Drummond Gardens, Crieff.
See www.perthshiregardens.co.uk and www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk

Events  
Blair Atholl Highland Games and Parade of the Atholl Highlanders (May)
Bowmore Horse Trials & 3 Day Event.(August)
Braemar and Pitlochry Highland Games (September)
Etape Caledonia (May) 81 miles of closed road cycling through the most beautiful Highland Perthshire scenery
www.enchantedforest.org.uk – Scotland’s premier sound and light show  (October/November)

Arts
Pitlochry Festival Theatre (www.pitlochry.org.uk), Perth Theatre & Horsecross
www.perthshireamber.com  Acoustic Music Festival in Dunkeld.  (October/November)

Concert Hall (www.horsecross.co.uk),  the Birnam Institute and Beatrix Potter

Exhibition Centre, Dunkeld, (www.birnaminstitute.com)

 

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