Highland Perthshire Holiday Homes

The Area

This beautiful area has so much to offer – here is a flavour of the restaurants and attractions nearby.

 

Kayaking

Activities

 

Highland Safaris  – Beautiful and inspiring wildlife safaris in the hills above Aberfeldy with a wonderful cafe.

Loch Tay Safaris – Explore the local history, heritage and folklore of Loch Tay and experience the stunning scenery on this unique boat trip.

Splash White Water Rafting – Splash offer the best white water rafting and canyoning in Scotland. More adventure experiences include River Bugs, Duckies, Stand Up Paddle Boarding plus Climbing and Abseiling.

Wee Adventurers – Are you looking for something different for your children during the holidays?  Wee Adventures’ Activity Days are the answer!

Scottish Crannog Centre – Discover what life was like 2,500 years ago at the Scottish Crannog Centre, a unique reconstruction of an ancient loch dwelling in the heart of beautiful Perthshire.  Fun, exciting, inspirational and informative, this award winning centre has something for everyone, from the youngest explorer to the serious knowledge seeker!

Visit Aberfeldy – An excellent resource to find out about the activities and events in Aberfeldy and the surrounding area.

Murder Mystery Treasure Trail – If  you are looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids in Aberfeldy,  then why not explore Aberfeldy on this self-guided Murder Mystery themed Treasure Trail.

 

Coffee beans, cup of coffee and pastries

Restaurants and cafes

 

Aberfeldy Watermill – Situated in the heart of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, The Watermill is a unique combination of award-winning bookshop, gallery, cafe and design-led homeware, on three floors of a converted oatmeal mill.

Taymouth Marina Restaurant – Set on the stunning shores of Loch Tay, enjoy a meal or light snack as you look out over the water & Drummond Hill.

Three Lemons – Lovely cafe and restaurant in the centre of Aberfeldy

The Townhouse Restaurant – The Townhouse offers an informal, freshly cooked to order, dining experience. Have a pre dinner drink in their spacious lounge (the cocktails are great!) and enjoy the views over the town & surrounding hills before moving through to the restaurant to enjoy your meal.

Ballintaggart Farm – An amazing range of options including Feast Nights, Private Dining, Lunches and Dinners. Good food is prepared with classical skill and thought, championing local, artisan producers and Scottish flavours. Where possible, ingredients are sourced from the kitchen garden and foraged from surrounding hedgerows, fields and woodlands. A fabulous dining experience! Booking is essential.

Errichel – Situated in the stunning roundhouse and gallery of Errichel farmhouse, Thyme restaurant offers a great venue for elegant but relaxed dining or smaller family celebrations and weddings all prepared by their award winning chef, Paul Newman.

The Highland Chocolatier – Award-winning artisan chocolatier Iain Burnett trained under Master Chocolatiers of the Belgian, Swiss and French schools, and creates the multiple awarded Velvet Truffle as well as an internationally renowned range of fresh cream truffles and spiced pralines.  There is a rather special Chocolate Saloon where you can try all sorts of amazing goodies including their incredible hot chocolate which has been voted the best in Europe!

Two glasses of Whiskey in front of a cask

Attractions

 

Castle Menzies – Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle, restored during the twentieth century by the Menzies Clan Society.  Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid Renaissance example of the transition in Scottish castles from earlier rugged Highland fortresses to later mansion houses.

The Aberfeldy Festival – The Aberfeldy Festival is held on the first weekend of November, offering a range of theatre and live music events.

Aberfeldy Distillery – Voted Best Visitor Attraction at the thistle Awards in 2017! Just three miles from the birth place of Dewars Whiskey founder John Dewar, since 1898 Aberfeldy Distillery has been producing beautifully balanced single malt at the heart of Dewar’s Scotch.  The tours and tastings are excellent and there is a wonderful cafe and shop.

The Birks Cinema – An amazing rural cinema showing the latest films. Featuring a spacious 100-seat auditorium, comfy seats and state of the art projection & sound. Owned by the community, the Birks Cinema is a must-visit venue to see a film and relax over coffee & cake.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre –  Attracting over 100,000 people each year, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is a unique, theatrical phenomenon in the heart of Perthshire.

Each Summer Season, they produce and perform 6 excellent shows, all of which are played in daily rotation. That means you can see a different show every day, two on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as Thursdays, from September – October!

PFT is famous for large scale productions, delivered to international standards, with multitudes of sumptuous costumes and exquisitely detailed sets that quite often get their own round of applause!

Birnam Arts Institute – The Birnam Arts Centre is a delightful multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue encompassing the fantastic Foyer Cafe, Potter’s JunctionGift Shop and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of  homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi.

Loch of the Lowes – Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. From early April to late August, the star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys, which nest just 150 metres from the observation hide.

The Hermitage, Dunkeld – This stretch of magical Perthshire forest was originally designed as a pleasure ground in the 18th century for the Dukes of Atholl. Douglas firs tower over the paths leading to the roaring Black Linn Falls, where the River Braan crashes down into the deep, foaming pools below. Overlooking the waterfall is the picturesque folly known as Ossian’s Hall, built in 1757 as the focal point in an extensive designed landscape.

The Birnam Oak – The Birnam Oak, a sessile oak, so called because its acorns are not on stalks (the Latin word sessilis means stalkless), is believed to be a remnant from the great forest celebrated in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Dunkeld Cathedral – Dunkeld is thought to date back to the sixth century when a monastery was founded beside the River Tay. Kenneth MacAlpin, the first King of Scotland, moved the bones of St Columba to Dunkeld around the middle of the 9th century, which established Dunkeld as the first ecclesiastical capital of medieval Scotland . Building of the present day Dunkeld Cathedral began in the 12th century and additions were added up to the 16th.