Nestling in beautiful Perthshire countryside, on the outskirts of the historic Highland town of Pitlochry, is Pitlochry Golf Club. Recently named a “Hidden Gem” by Golf World magazine, this well-established course, designed by Willie Fernie, has stunning vistas of the Tummel Valley, in the shadow of Ben-y-Vrackie mountain. There’s a well stocked Pro shop and a light and airy clubhouse with an excellent restaurant. International, Corporate, Intermediate and Junior memberships available.
A romantic 13th century stronghold situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Blair Castle is the home of the Dukes of Atholl, and the garrison for the only legal private army in Europe – the Atholl Highlanders. An easy jaunt from Pitlochry, Diana’s Grove at Blair Castle boasts the second tallest tree in the UK (62.7m), and the recently restored Hercules Gardens completes the visit with picturesque summer houses, swans and statues. Castle and garden tours throughout the year.
Known locally as the “Harrods of the North”, the House of Bruar is a retail-therapy must on a trip to Highland Perthshire. A mere 15 minute drive from Pitlochry, you will find everything you need from well-tailored classic country-wear, and gifts for the person who has everything, to ingredients for the most sumptuous dinner or an intimate picnic. Local Highland fayre fills the Food Hall, and much of the clothing (cashmere, tweed) is Scottish. Superb self-service restaurant, and ample free parking.
Get in touch with the Scottish Highlands. Take in the breathtaking scenery and the abundant wildlife. Spot mountain hare, red deer, rare birds and red squirrels. Based near Aberfeldy, and open all year round, Highland Safaris offers adventure covering 250,000 acres of spectacularly varied Highland Perthshire countryside. Travel by Land Rover, bicyle or on foot into the hills with a qualified, knowledgeable guide. Gold & gem panning and 4x4 trips also available.
Established in 1798 on the edge of Pitlochry, the Blair Atholl Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Visit the home of world-famous Bell’s Blended Scotch Whisky, and take a tour of the distillery to see the age-old process involved in producing this popular drink. Gaze at the vast copper stills, and the oak casks where the whisky is aged, watch the slide show in the Visitor Centre and enjoy a “wee dram”.
Exciting quad trekking experiences in the heart of Perthshire. Located on the outskirts of Dunkeld, Highland Offroad is easily accessed from the A9 trunk road and walking distance from the village. Trek amongst 280 acres of wild highland estate enjoying spectacular scenery and wonderful wildlife along the way. The village of Dunkeld is a great place to start any adventure, benefiting from a range of eateries including tea rooms, a well known music pub, restaurants and quaint shops! Other activities available include Land Rover Experience 4x4 driving, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking. It is a very pretty village oozing in history and of course has the mighty River Tay running through!
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