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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, and

Highlanders Parade Perthshire Mountain Biking Perthshire

Walks Leaflets for Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, and Walks in Perthshire are  available from the local Tourist Information Offices.

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

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  See also and

Bike hire/Equipment/Repairs/Routes
Escape Route, Pitlochry –

Water Sports and Bungee Jumping
Sailing, jet skiing, white water rafting, and canyoning from Kenmore.
See, or

Salmon, trout and coarse all available locally.  Details and permits from local Tourist Information Office (Tel: 01796 472215,

Golfing Perthshire Rafting Perthshire

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 See also for all golf news, annual events listings and general guidance.

For information on our local course, see 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,

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

Pitlochry Hydro Electric Dam, Salmon Ladder and new Visitor Centre
The new 4M VISITOR CENTRE, opened in January, 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.

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

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

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 – Scotland’s premier sound and light show  (October/November)

Pitlochry Festival Theatre (, Perth Theatre & Horsecross  Acoustic Music Festival in Dunkeld.  (October/November)

Concert Hall (,  the Birnam Institute and Beatrix Potter

Exhibition Centre, Dunkeld, (


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