Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Blair Atholl

Blair Castle

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland, magnificent Blair Castle – and its surrounding estates – is the seat of the Duke of Atholl, head of the Murray clan. (The current duke visits every May to rev…
Top Choice Museum in Kenmore

Scottish Crannog Centre

Less than a mile south of Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay is the fascinating Scottish Crannog Centre, perched on stilts above the loch. Crannogs – effectively artificial islands – were a favoured form of defensive …
Top Choice Visitor Centre in Pitlochry

Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

Opened in 2017, this architecturally stunning visitor centre is perched above the dam on the River Tummel, and houses an exhibition that details the history of hydroelectricity in Scotland, alongside the life cycle …
Top Choice Distillery in Pitlochry

Edradour Distillery

This is proudly Scotland’s smallest and most picturesque distillery and one of the best to visit: you can see the whole process, easily explained, in one building. It’s 2.5 miles east of Pitlochry by car, along the …
Gardens in Dunkeld & Birnam

Dunkeld House Grounds

Waymarked walks lead upstream from Dunkeld Cathedral through the gorgeous grounds of Dunkeld House Hotel, formerly a seat of the dukes of Atholl. In the 18th and early 19th centuries the 'planting dukes', as they be…
Church in Dunkeld & Birnam

Dunkeld Cathedral

Situated on the grassy banks of the River Tay, Dunkeld Cathedral is one of the most beautifully sited churches in Scotland; don’t miss it on a sunny day, when there are few lovelier places to be. Half the cathedral …
Historic Site in Pitlochry

Pass of Killiecrankie

The beautiful, rugged Pass of Killiecrankie, 3.5 miles north of Pitlochry, where the River Garry tumbles through a narrow gorge, was the site of the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie that ignited the Jacobite rebellion. …
Castle in Aberfeldy

Castle Menzies

Castle Menzies is the 16th-century seat of the chief of clan Menzies (ming-iss), magnificently set against a forest backdrop. Inside it reeks of authenticity, despite extensive restoration work. Check out the firepl…
Distillery in Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy Distillery

At the eastern end of Aberfeldy, the home of the famous Dewar's blend offers a good 90-minute tour. After the usual overblown film, there’s a museum section with audio guide, and an entertaining interactive blending…
Gallery in Aberfeldy

Watermill

You could while away several hours at this converted watermill, which houses a cafe, bookshop and art gallery exhibiting contemporary works of art. The shop has the biggest range of titles in the Highlands, with a g…