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:
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, the Atholl Highlanders. Pony trek through the Glens, go for a hike or Land Rover safari (booking essential for these).
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 today 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. Iain hand-makes all sorts of spiced pralines and dipped fruits, but it’s the world’s finest Velvet Truffles® which have brought him to worldwide recognition.
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.
Glen Lyon. Scotland’s longest, loneliest, loveliest Glen. Packed full of history and ends at 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.