Pitlochry and the surrounding area is a holiday destination!  It is packed with places to visit, spectacular scenery, mountains, fantastic walks, lochs, rivers and activities to keep everyone entertained. Visitors always comment they should have spent more time here! 

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.  Magnificent castle and home to Europe’s last remaining private army.  Fabulous walks / biking around the estate.
  • House of Bruar. High class shopping experience with a superb collection of country clothing.  Bruar Falls a lovely walk from the House of Bruar.
  • Segway around Blair Castle.  Why not take the road less travelled with SegwayEcosse – the smoothest fun way to get around exploring the Atholl Estate.
  • 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.
  • St Mary’s Church, Near Grandtully…a fabulous surprise awaits you in here.
  • Dewar’s World of Whisky – Aberfeldy Well known for its blended Whisky.
  • Aberfeldy Town. Lovely wee town with, cafes, 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.

Within 40 mins drive:

  • Highland Safaris. Meet Red Deer and take a Land Rover safari, Loch Tay safari boat excursion & Perthshire’s only Gold & Gem Panning Centre.
  • Loch Tay & Crannog Centre. Go back in time and see a reconstruction of a lochside dwelling over 2500 years old (currently under reconstruction).
  • 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.
  • Castle Menzies. 16th century fortified castle with ghost walks available.

Or Book a Private Guided Tour with a local driver who will share their knowledge of the area whilst you sit back and enjoy the scenery:

Always check for opening times and it is advisable to book well in advance.