Local Activities


The area offers a network of inspiring paths, spectacular scenery and wildlife including Ospreys,Red Squirrels and several species of Deer.

Visitors return year after year for the walking alone. There is a good integrated network with well signposted forest trails and separate mountain bike routes. The area is aptly called Big Tree Country.


There is an interesting 18 hole course at Dunkeld with some of the most wonderful views. The new club house has an enviable position with views across Dunkeld and the catering is excellent. St Andrews, Gleneagles, Carnoustie, Taymouth Castle and Rosemount in Blairgowrie are all within reach as are much smaller and interesting local courses.
Dunkeld Golf Link:- www.dunkeldandbirnamgolfclub.co.uk


Many local gardens are open during the summer within Scotlands Garden Scheme. The Beatrix Potter Garden in Birnam is well worth a visit, as is the Scottish Plant Hunters Garden, the Explorers Garden at Pitlochry Theatre and the Hercules Garden at Blair Castle should not be missed ( an 11-acre walled garden that has been restored ).


There is an interesting and unusual range of shops. Going Pottie in Cathedral Street is a must! There are trains and buses to Glasgow and Edinburgh for a different day out.

Arts/ Music

There is plenty to offer, including events at; Birnam Arts, Pitlochry Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and Theatre and many local musical events. The Taybank has many informal folk meetings too. Birnam Institute is well worth a visit for the Beatrix Potter exhibition, interesting shop and good coffee or light lunch.


Glamis Castle is a firm favorite and Blair Castle and Scone Palace are close.

Whiskey Never far away – there are distilleries to visit in Aberfeldy, Crieff, and Pitlochry.

Outdoor Activities The list is endless whatever the weather! Canoeing, rafting, climbing, clay pigeon shooting, 4 wheel drive course, quads and some of the finest fishing on local lochs and rivers.