Pitlochry and the surrounding area is packed with places to visit, activities to keep everyone entertained and some fantastic walks.  Staying one night just isn’t long enough.  Here is a selection of our favourite places.

Pitlochry and within walking distance from the Poplars Guest House:

Within 20 mins drive:

  • Queen’s View. High above Loch Tummel and one of the most famous viewpoints in Scotland.
  • Blair Castle Estate. Magnificent castle and home to Europe’s last remaining private army.  Pony trek through the Glens, go for a hike or Land Rover safari. Booking essential.
  • House of Bruar. High class shopping experience with a superb collection of country clothing.  Bruar Falls a lovely walk from the House of Bruar to see the spectacular waterfalls.
  • Segway around Blair Castle.  Why not take the road less travelled with SegwayEcosse – the newest, smoothest fun way to get around exploring the Atholl Estate.  Booking essential.
  • The Hermitage. Woodland walk leads through spectacularly large Douglas firs to the amazing folly and Ossian’s Hall overlooking the Black Linn waterfall.
  • Dunkeld & Loch of Lowes. See the Birnam Oak, Cathedral and the famous Ospreys at Loch of Lowes (late spring /early summer).
  • The Highland Chocolatier, Grandtully – Iain Burnett is an award-winning artisan based in the heart of the Scottish mountains.
  • Dewar’s World of Whisky – Aberfeldy Well known for its blended Whisky.
  • Aberfeldy Town. Lovely wee town with art galleries, the Birks Cinema and The Birks of Aberfeldy a gorge overlooking the Falls of Moness.
  • Nae Limits. For some serious outdoor adventure experiences e.g. gorge walking, canyoning, white water rafting.  Booking essential.

Within 40 mins drive:

  • Highland Safaris. Winner of `Best Visitor Experience` in Scotland combines the Red Deer Centre with award winning exhilarating Land Rover safaris, inspiring walking & biking activities & Perthshire’s only Gold & Gem Panning Centre. Set in a stunning location, do not miss the award-winning Café & inspiring Gift Shop.
  • Loch Tay & Crannog Centre. Go back in time and see a reconstruction of a lochside dwelling over 2500 years old.
  • Glen Lyon.  Scotland’s longest, loneliest, loveliest Glen.  Visit Fortingall to see possibly the oldest Yew Tree in Britain (maybe Europe too).
  • Mains of Taymouth Country Estate. Great walks, water sports and pony trekking on the beautiful shores of Loch Tay. Visit the Courtyard for great shopping and lunch.
  • Castle Menzies. 16th century fortified castle with ghost walks available.

Or Book a Private Guided Tour:

  • Highland Odyssey provides an experienced, fully insured driver/guide in a comfortable VW minibus for tailor-made tours (max 7 people).  Stay longer in Highland Perthshire to explore the beautiful scenery, characterful villages and historic sites where Allan Stewart shares his comprehensive knowledge of Scottish geography and culture.  Advanced booking essential.