2021 Pitlochry and the Highlands of Perthshire Guide

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HIGHLAND CHOCOLATIER IAIN BURNETT Enjoy an audio-guided Chocolate Tasting by Scotland’s most awarded Master Chocolatier (in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin). Taste the Velvet Truffles twice awarded BEST in the World. Experience the luxurious Chocolate Lounge serving renowned hot chocolate, cakes and coffees. Browse the Chocolate Shop & Exhibition Open 7 days in Grandtully (between Aberfeldy & Pitlochry) PH9 0PL Tel: 01887 840775 Order online: www.HighlandChocolatier.com

A DAM GOOD PLACE TO VISIT! Situated on the banks of the River Tummel, Pitlochry’s newest visitor attraction features an engaging interactive exhibition on Scotland’s hydro heritage. The dog friendly centre also features a welcoming café and a locally sourced gift shop. For opening hours and further info visit www.pitlochrydam.com or call 01796 484111 (Map Grid:A3) 6


BLAIR ATHOL DISTILLERY PITLOCHRY. Open for tours all year round, including over the Festive Season. Last tour 1 hour before closing. OPENING times vary throughout the year so visit: www.blairatholdistillery.com. Mash Tun Bar offering a wide variety of whiskies, cocktails and food pairings. Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, PH16 5LY. Tel 01796 482003 email:blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com (Map Grid: D3)

QUEEN’S VIEW. Scotland’s finest and most photographed view, 6 miles west of Pitlochry on B8019. Forest walks and activities nearby. Tay Forest Park trail guide available. Entry is free. Parking charges apply. PH16 5NR (Also see page 10). Check our Queen’s View Visitor Centre web pages for opening times at: www.forestryandland.gov.scot 9


TASTE PERTHSHIRE - Eat, Shop & Enjoy. Delicious freshly cooked food in the Restaurant & Takeaway. Clothes & accessory ranges, gift shop & homeware displays. Tempt yourself in the Whisky, Beer & Wine Cellar & indulge your inner foodie in the Deli & Food Larder. *Visit the Highland Cows* Off the A9 at Bankfoot junction, PH1 4EB. OPEN: 7 days - 8am to 8pm. Tel: 01738 787696, www.tasteperthshire.co.uk

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KILLIECRANKIE ZIP PARK in the stunning Pass of Killiecrankie famous for the Soldiers Leap & the Battle. Navigating from tree to tree at heights of up to 35m with amazing views in the safety of your harness. Check in, briefed & harnessed at the visitor centre before being transport to the start the course. Price £29pp Family pass of 4 £99 Max weight 120kg Minimum age 6 yrs. T:0345 3665844 Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, PH16 5LG BungeeJumpScotland.co.uk


LOCH TAY SAFARIS. A unique cruise on Loch Tay in a modern, fast, custom built cabin Rib, exploring the history, heritage & folklore of Perthshire’s largest loch. Experience the breath taking scenery & dramatic landscape with the local & knowledgeable skipper, you will be enchanted by the Loch’s mystical charm! Daily Departures - 7 days a week, April to November. Tel: 01887 820071 Book online www.lochtaysafaris.net



DEWAR’S ABERFELDY DISTILLERY. Discover Scotland’s ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ (Scottish Thistle Awards 2018). Their pursuit of whisky perfection began in 1898, when their stills first produced the beautifully balanced Single Malt at the heart of the Dewar’s blend. Tour their distillery and discover how they double age for extra smoothness, and explore the interactive exhibition. Relax in their welcoming cafe and Whisky Lounge and enjoy a tasting from the John Dewar & Sons Fine Scotch Whisky Emporium. Fill your own bottle from their hand-selected casks. OPEN 7 days (closed Sun in winter) Tel: 01887 822010 PH15 2EB www.DewarsAberfeldyDistillery.com 8

THE *NEW* KILLIECRANKIE VISITOR CENTRE on the NTS site, has a fully refurbished centre offering a tempting mixture of food & drink, a unique patisserie, gifts, homewares & souvenirs, visitor information, events & plenty of services for tourers, walkers & cyclists! Dog friendly, toilet facilities, parking, buses welcome. OPEN all year. B8079, 3 mls north of Pitlochry, PH16 5LG. Tel: 01796473233. www. eatatkilliecrankie.co.uk. Facebook/eatatkilliecrankie

THE ROUNDHOUSE INN is under going a full refurbishment with a function hall complete with minstrel’s gallery. A private garden terrace, beer garden and games room with pool and darts, not forgetting the traditional pub. We hope to open summer 2021. For updates and more information go to wwwroundhouseinn.scot and page 11 in the guide.

The Roundhouse Inn Discover this amazing old world Inn @ Bridge of Tilt. Log fires, stone flooring. Beer Garden with fire pits, electric car charging. www.roundhouseinn.scot PH18 5SU for Sat Nav


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HERD OF SPORRANS – A Specialist Independent Manufacturer & Retailer, using the very finest of Leather. See and feel the quality of our Bespoke Sporrans & Belts to Benchmade Boots & Shoes. Handmade Ladies & Gents, Bags,Purses, Wallets, Scottish Bonnets to Leather, Tweed and Tartan Gifts. OPEN Tue - Sat. 10am - 5pm 23 Dunkeld St, Aberfeldy PH15 2AA. Tel:01887822886 or 07903114373 www.herdofsporrans.com

Not to be missed! SPIRIT OF WOOD is a unique shopping experience in a stunning barn conversion set in beautiful surroundings. Offering a wide range of quality furniture and original home accessories and giftware. Something for all tastes and pockets. OPEN 7 days 10.00am - 5.00pm all year round, uk wide delivery available. Tel: 01887 829899 Mains of Murthly, Aberfeldy PH15 2EA www.spirit-of-wood.com 15


BLACK WATCH INN & CROFT RESTAURANT Popular with locals & visitors alike. Bar area, restaurant & outdoor seating. A fine selection of Malt Whisky, Real Cask Ale & Fine Wines compliment a well stocked bar. The Croft Restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience, booking is advisable. The bar & outdoor area are dog friendly. Watch all the latest sporting events. Bank St, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BB. Tel: 01887 820699 email:blackwatchinn@aberfeldypubs.co.uk 16

THYME DELI & BISTRO, ERRICHEL FARM B&B, COTTAGES. Fantastic dining and farm shop. Lovely accommodation with views. May-October: Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and overnight stays. Check website for opening times and further information: www.errichel.co.uk Tel: 01887 820850 Aberfeldy, PH15 2EL



ABERFELDY WATERMILL BOOKSHOP, CAFÉ AND GALLERY. Our vision has been to create a place that inspires, where you can spend half a day or longer. The Watermill has been UK Independent Bookshop of the Year and has three floors of books, art and a café serving fine teas, coffee and light meals. And next door is Homer, our design-led homeware shop. OPEN 7 days 10am-5pm (11am Sun). Tel:01887 822896 www.aberfeldywatermill.com 14

THE UPSTAIRS RESTAURANT AT THE TOWNHOUSE HOTEL: The newest hotel in Highland Perthshire. Formerly the Palace Hotel, the Townhouse has undergone a 100% refurbishment from top to bottom, to be one of the very best hotels in Perthshire. It opened its doors in the summer of 2015. Late 1890’s Victorian architecture, today it is owned and run by a local family.

The Upstairs Restaurant - has highly rated on Trip Advisor “The best restaurant in and around Aberfeldy” and “spoilt for choice on the excellent menu and the quality of food was exceptional from Lee with his usual excellent attention to detail.” Also “The meals were exceptional and the chef has certainly brought some new ideas to cooking food.” OPEN: Dinner is served from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Closed on Wednesdays. Breadalbane Terrace, Aberfeldy PH15 2AG Tel: 01887 829995 www.TownhouseAberfeldy.co.uk 17

SCHIEHALLION HOTEL 4* accommodation in the heart of Perthshire. Traditional menu with Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free options. Draught beers, cask ales & a good selection of wines compliment an extensive premium Gin bar, Malt Whiskies & Cocktails. Also a Gin/Prosecco afternoon tea which must be booked in advance. Dog friendly bar with treats & water bowls. Tel: 01887 820 421 6 Dunkeld St, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AF

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SPLASH WHITE WATER RAFTING. One of the UK’s largest outdoor activity providers offering great value white water rafting (from £30 per person), canyoning, paintball, river bugging, river duckies, quad biking and mountain biking. Discounts offered for more than one activity on the same day. Halfday (morning or afternoon) or full day trips. OPEN daily 9am to 9pm all year. Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2AQ Tel: 01887 829706 www.rafting.co.uk

BEYOND ADVENTURE is a professional provider in outdoor adventure activities and experiences. Specialising in canoeing, kayaking & paddleboarding they tailor any adventure to fit your needs, day taster sessions, micro adventures or longer wilderness expeditions. Drop into the By the River base to find you perfect adventure & become inspired to start your journey. T: 01887 829202 Beyondadventure.co.uk Riverside, PH15 2EB


OPEN daily. Award Winning Café and Gift Shop. Free Wifi. Bike Hire and BiketraX MTB Skills Loop, Play area, Discovery Trail, Maze. FREE Safari Pass – £50 in discounts and offers Booking essential for Safaris and Red Deer Centre online. Or telephone 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net Aberfeldy, PH15 2JQ

Join Biscuit for a WEE ADVENTURE & return muddy, tired, happy & inspired! Enjoy the buzz of adventure sports or simply unplug & replenish your soul in the spectacular outdoors of Highland Perthshire. Entertain the kids with Activity Days, Birthday Parties & monthly clubs. Create bespoke adventures for families, friends & groups. sarah@weeadventures.com Tel: 07780 675859. www.weeadventures.com FOUNTAIN BAR Centrally located & a very popular bar for food & drink with a sizeable outdoor covered seating area. Serving homecooked food 7 days a week, kids eat for £1 with every paying adult. The newly refurbished bar is well stocked with a good selection of beers, wines & spirits. The bar & outdoor area are dog friendly. Booking is advisable.14-16 The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD.Tel:01887 820418 Email:fountainbar@aberfeldypubs.co.uk



SAFARIS • RED DEER CENTRE BIKE HIRE • CAFE & GIFT SHOP Winner of ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland. Discover the Red Deer and Barn Owl Encounter, Land Rover Safaris, Gold and Gem Panning. All set in a stunning location – a truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination.



DEWAR’S ABERFELDY DISTILLERY. Discover Aberfeldy Single Malt whisky, the heart of Dewar’s Scotch. Distillery tours take place throughout the day and include the atmospheric warehouse and heritage centre. Enjoy your dram in the whisky lounge, browse the shop and relax in the cafe. OPEN 7 days (closed Sun in winter) Tel: 01887 822010 PH15 2EB www.DewarsAberfeldyDistillery.com 23

AILEAN CHRAGGAN RESTAURANT is a traditional village pub which appeals to locals & visitors to the area. The bar has a selection of draught beers, real ales, wines, whiskies & Scottish gins. Lunch served from 12noon until 2:00pm, dinner from 6pm offering fresh Scottish meats & fish. Booking essential for Sunday carvery. Tel:01887 820 346 PH15 2LD www.chraggs.co.uk


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24 25 THE BIRKS OF ABERFELDY inspired Robert Burns to CASTLE MENZIES - an outstanding example of a C16th “Z” plan fortified house. The seat of the write his poem of the same name after a visit in August 1787. Chiefs of Clan Menzies who were heavily involved The circular 1.5 mile path (allow 1.5 to 2hrs) follows the path in the turbulent history of the highlands, Bonnie alongside the Moness Burn. What you see today is the product Prince Charlie rested for two nights in the Castle on of the past, not the recent past but of millions of years. Waterfalls his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. are a feature of these hanging valleys where side streams drop See the Menzies Claymore (sword) used by the down steep slopes. From the centre of Aberfeldy, take the A826 Chief at the Battle of Bannockburn. road to Crief for 200yds, the Birks of Aberfeldy is on your right. The Castle has been renovated & restored to the Excellent leaflet and map available in the car park. time it was built in the 1550’s. 30 rooms on view. Castle OPEN April GLEN LYON, ‘was also known as “An to 31 Oct. Tearoom Crom Ghleann”, (the bent glen), is the & Gift Shop OPEN May to Sept. Adults longest enclosed glen in Scotland and £8.00 Conc. £6.00 Children £3.00 Family runs for 34 miles from Loch Lyon in the £20.00. Castle available for weddings, west to the village of Fortingall in the functions & events. Open some evenings east. There is a popular drive through for tours call castle for times. 1mile West the glen starting at Fortingall, through to of Aberfeldy on the B846. PH15 2JD. Bridge of Balgie (12miles) and back over Tel: 01887 820982 www.castlemenzies.org the side of Ben Lawers to Loch Tay.

CLUNY HOUSE GARDENS is a 6 acre woodland Garden with many exciting and rare Himalayan plants. The hillside aspect, climate and soil are ideal for growing Primulas, Meconopsis, Trilliums, Rhododendrons, Lilies and many species of trees and shrubs. Lots of red squirrels! OPEN all year 9am - 6pm. Adults £5 children under 16 £1. From 1st Dec to 12th Feb donations only. Tel: 07818 065966 Signposted from the Weem and Grandtully junctions of Strathtay to Weem Rd. PH15 2JT www.clunyhousegardens.com

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THE FORTINGALL YEW TREE estimated as being between 3,000 and 5,000 years old. Acknowledged as Europe’s oldest tree. In 1769 the tree’s girth was 56ft (over 17 metres). Tradition has it that Pontius Pilate was born here whilst his father was on a mission from Caesar to a Caledonii King. The Yew tree is in Fortingall church yard. OPEN all year, free entry.

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MAINS OF TAYMOUTH COUNTRY ESTATE AND GOLF COURSE LUXURY 5*SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION. COURTYARD SHOP BAR AND RESTAURANT. GOLF. RIDING. This prestigious family run estate is nestled e m elco in the picturesque village of Kenmore, along Visitors W the shores of Loch Tay in the heart of Perthshire’s big tree country. It’s perfect location in the very heart of Scotland opens the gateway to visit Scotland’s dramatic Loch’s and Glens or historic cities while being a tranquil & luxurious home base. Stunning views, onsite amenities & superb local attractions make it the perfect home from home. Looking for a lifestyle change? Holiday ownership? Downsizing? Retirement? – Just ask. Tel: 01887 830226 PH15 2HN www.taymouth.co.uk


THE SCOTTISH CRANNOG CENTRE. Join the 21st century Crannog Community on a fascinating journey into Scotland’s prehistory. Immerse yourself in village life with original artefacts; demonstations of textiles, cooking and ancient craft and technology; replica longboats and the Crannog Roundhouse. Bring your picnic. Dogs welcome. OPENING 2021: Please check the website for opening times www.crannog.co.uk Tel. 01887 830583.


DRUMMOND HILL: Offers a superb 4.5 mile way marked walk rewarded by magnificent view of Kenmore and Loch Tay. The walk takes you through one of Scotland’s oldest managed forests that was originally planted by Black Duncan the Laird of Breadalbane in the 17th Century. The Forestry Commission of Scotland was created in 1919 after the first World War to manage and replenish timber after the huge amount used in the war effort. Drummond Hill is the home of the Capercaille, Britain’s largest Game Bird. If you are very very lucky you might see one. Way marked routes, maintained by the Forestry Commission of Scotland. Starts from the Forestry Drummond Hill car park, a short distance from The Mains of Taymouth Courtyard.

LOCH TAY SOFT FUDGE Melt in the mouth fudge made by the Taymouth Courtyard Shop in Kenmore. With a massive range of flavours from the more traditional “Plain” and “Highland Toffee” to the likes of “Iron Brew” and “Rhubarb and Custard” we’ve got everyone’s favourite flavours covered. Keep an eye out for our unique seasonal specials too. OPEN 7 days. Follow us @Loch Tay Soft Fudge PH15 2HN www.foodofscotland.com 32

KARELIA HOUSE CRAFT SHOP Scotland’s premier craft destination, is set in stunning Highland Perthshire on the banks of the rivers Tay & Lyon. We are simply a crafter’s paradise! We stock an abundance of yarns from merino to the best of British wool as well as a vast range of fabrics, batiks & accessories. You can also enjoy a coffee & cake while you are here! Keltneyburn, by Aberfeldy PH15 2LS Tel: 01887 822027 www.kareliahouse.co.uk


CROFT MORAIG ‘Mary’s croft’, is a stone circle comprised of 8 standing stones in an oval setting at about 7m diameter followed by a second circle of 12 standing stones about 12m in diameter. Excavations in 1965 found pottery of local Neolithic origin dating to 300BC. Access is through the gate into the field. Explanation plaques tell you the whole story. Located in a farm field on the left of the road on the A827 from Aberfeldy to Kenmore.


TAYMOUTH COURTYARD SHOP Something here for all the family and another reason to visit lovely Kenmore. In the Deli we have lots of foods produced in Perthshire and are also well known for our ice cream cones. An oils and vinegar bar with tastings every day. The gift shop has a large selection of ideas from the traditional to the unexpected. OPEN 7 days. Follow us @taymouthcourtyardshop PH15 2HN www.taymouthcourtyard.com

KENMORE VILLAGE, ‘bighead land’, grew up around the strategically important ferry crossing where the river Tay leaves Loch Tay. In 1572 The Laird of the time Colin Campbell, sponsored the buildings of the inn adjacent to the ferry, as he wanted an ale house more conveniently situated for himself and his family. The Village was laid out in the C18th to the third Earl of Breadalbane’s plan. In 1760 the distinctive cottages either side of the square were built and 14yrs later the Bridge over the Tay was built. The village retains this distinctive style of over 200yrs ago 34

FALLS OF ACHARN: This walk has some really good views of Loch Tay and the falls themselves are special. Consists of two water falls, the upper and lower falls, a Hermits Cave (may be a Victorian folly) and a viewing platform. Particularly spectacular when the burn is in spate. Park in the village of Acharn, just near the signpost “Falls of Acharn, Circular Walk”, it is about 1 mile in length, straight up steepish climb and back down to the village.

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ATHOLL ARMS HOTEL, DUNKELD Business or pleasure, golf, fishing or cycling We offer a wide range of rooms from our Master breaks in Scotland or spur-of-the-moment Suite to our Comfy Rooms. Room facilities include romantic getaways, you will experience a warm en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, flat screen TV, welcome, attentive service & excellent dining. tea & coffee facilities & hairdryers. Eight of our An award winning hotel & restaurant at the bedrooms overlook the River Tay. Please be head of the five arched bridge over the famous advised that there is no lift in this old building. River Tay that leads you into the charming Dogs are welcome Please check details. 01350 conservation village & cathedral city of Dunkeld. 727219 Bridgehead, Tay Terrace, PH8 OAQ


BEER GARDEN AT THE ATHOLL ARMS. The Atholl Arms Hotel is an award-winning, in- stimulates all senses – fusing quality & innovadependent, family-owned business founded tive cooking with beautiful & meaningful design. in 2018 & established Z’s AmaZing Kitchens. Our outdoor heated area is OPEN daily from 11.30 The brand set out with a clear vision – to bring to 9.30 pm serving food, alcoholic beverages, hot something unique and engaging to the restau- drinks to non-residents. We offer a contactless orrant industry, making a permanent mark on Scot- dering system to allow you to enjoy yourself outland’s culinary scene. Our primary aim is to build doors in a safe environment. Tel: 01350 727219 a customer experience around the brand that Bridgehead, Tay Terrace, Dunkeld, PH8 OAQ 39

The highly reviewed award winning RIVERVIEW RESTAURANT has won recognition from Eat Scotland, The Gourmet Society, Scotch Beef Club, Cittaslow Perth and The Scottish Hotel Awards and mentioned on many vegan food blogs.Everyone is welcome, come along and meet like-minded food lovers, have a great night. Booking is highly recommended. Tel: 07485109109,


Z’S BAR AND BISTRO Our menu aims to infuse the classic with modern dishes. From our cullen skink to our vegan burgers we have something for everyone. Enjoy a meal by our wood burning stove. Food is served from 12 noon until 9 pm. OPEN 7 days a week Booking is highly recommended. Tel: 01350 727219 • Recently refurbished • Vegetarian and vegan • Children’s menus • Dog friendly 43

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THE DUNKELD HISTORY AND HORROR TOUR. Experience the ancient art of Highland storytelling with our costumed guides. Let your imagination come alive with tales of the dead. Hear stories of Jacobites, witches, military mutiny, ghosts & legends all from Atholl. Also, explore the beautiful town of Dunkeld. Tours run all year. Thur & Sat at 8.00 pm. Must book in advance. T: 07840 094667 or www.historyandhorrortours.com.

LOCH OF THE LOWES VISITOR CENTRE Excellent views of ospreys from observation hides by the loch shore. “Stunning close up views of red squirrels and woodland birds from the woodland window”. Visitor Centre. Tel:01350 727337. Trust members free. For opening times and to book admission tickets visit www. scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/lochofthelowes A923, off A9 2 mls from Dunkeld PH8 OHH. 45


NEIL GOW Born at Inver, Strathbraan in 1727, the son of a weaver. He became a renowned fiddler & regarded as the father of the Strathspey & Reel music. Neil Gow’s Tree a gnarled oak adjoining his croft is where he used play, and his friend the Duke of Atholl used to listen from across the river. Successive Dukes of Atholl became his patron, an account book contains his signature for wages of £5 a yr in 1770. His portrait by Henry Raeburn, and his famous fiddle are still to be seen in Blair Castle, Neil Gow’s cottage at Inver (is now a private residence).

JEREMY LAW OF SCOTLAND maintain their reputation for quality goods. From unique deerskin items and leather goods; moccasins to wallets and quality handbags. Complimenting the leather goods are beautiful Scottish accessories, outerwear, children’s clothing, gifts and a wide range of malt whiskies. OPEN all year, summer 9am-5pm, winter 10am-4pm City Hall, Dunkeld, PH8 0AR Tel: 01350 727569 www.moccasin.co.uk 44


DUNKELD CATHEDRAL The medieval building sits on the banks of the River Tay, the C13th choir is used as the parish church. The architecture spans C13th to C15th The Tower was built in 1469. There are some rare Medieval carved stones, and also a stone from the first church, showing a man on horseback blowing a horn and holding a spear. Behind the alter there is the grave of King Robert II’s son, the Wolf of Badenoch. There is a small museum. Historic Scotland.

THE HERMITAGE. On the banks of the River Braan, the Hermitage has been visited and admired for nearly 250 years and continues to draw people from all over the world. An attractive woodland walk leads along the river banks through mixed woodland to the picturesque folly of Ossian’s Hall. Each season offers something different here but the autumn colours are particularly striking. OPEN all year. Situated beside the A9, 0.5 mls north of Dunkeld and Inver turnings.




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MACDONALD BROS BUTCHERS AND DELI carefully selected meats from local farms known to the family for 40+yrs. Scotch pies, bridies, venison sausages, potted haugh & haggis, wine & local beer. Fresh fish, fruit/veg. Delicatessen has homemade quiche, pate, wide choice of cheeses & smoked salmon. Next day UK delivery. Pre-Order and collect. OPEN Mon - Sat 7am - 5pm, Tel:01796 472047 Bonnethill Rd, PH16 5BS www.macdonald-bros.co.uk (Map Grid: C3)

MACNAUGHTONS OF PITLOCHRY. The towns iconic retail establishment since 1835. Quality, customer care and value are our hallmarks. We have a wonderful range of ladieswear, menswear, highland wear, accessories and a gift hall bursting with ideas. An essential visit when in Highland Perthshire. “Shopping as it should be” Station Road, PH16 5AF. Tel: 01796 472722 sales@macnaughtsofpitlochry.com (Map Grid A3) 50

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MELT JEWELLERY AND GALLERY Annie has been making jewellery for over 30 years and has added to the collection over the years with many pieces by other makers.


PITLOCHRY PUTTING GREEN. Fun for the whole family at Scotland’s finest putting course. A fantastic time for the whole family, old and young. Located just off the Pitlochry high street. Putters and balls provided. OPEN EVERY DAY 7 days April to October £3.50 adult, £2.50 Child and OAP, £10.00 per family (Min 2 Children) Rie- Achan Rd,on the way to the dam and fish ladder. (Map Grid A3)

This year’s new work also includes many ceramic pieces as well. The 1000 square foot gallery also includes a fabulous range of unusual jewellery, arts and crafts.

HIGHLAND NIGHTS Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland & Scottish dancing, songs & music. Adults £7 Children £1. Mondays, 31st May to 6th Sept 7.30pm Gates open 7.00pm. Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. www.highlandnight.co.uk (Map Grid: C3)

We know you will be very impressed by what you find. Tel: 07557 518585 14 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BS www.meltgallery.com (Map Grid C3)

AMOR CASHMERE AND TWEED Stockists of Harris Tweed & Magee jackets for ladies & gents are sourced from some of the oldest Mills in the UK. Stockists of Johnston of Elgin knitwear & accessories. Also a collection of Cashmere Knitwear & scarves are exclusive to Amor. Home furnishings by Voyage & Bronte. Handmade footwear by Joseph Cheaney, Loakes & Barker. A unique collection to inspire you. Tel: 01796 472202 Atholl Rd, PH16 5AG www.amorcashmereandtweed.co.uk (Map Grid A3) 54



THE ATHOLL PALACE MUSEUM (self-guided). Set in the old servant’s wing, charts the history of the hotel from when it opened as a Hydropathic establishment in 1878 to its re-opening after World War II & beyond. Tales of bankruptcy, colourful entrepreneurs, Victorian servant’s, unusual & torturous spa treatments, renovations, & war time evacuees turning hotel to school.OPEN, 7 days. £3 adult, children under 13 free. Atholl Rd, PH16 5LX T:01796 472400 www.athollpalace.com (Map Grid: D2)

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MOULIN BREWERY. This tiny craft brewery produces 4 real ales, including Braveheart Ale, with souvenir bottled beer available. Free tours by Brewer, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Situated behind the 300 year old Moulin Hotel, in the centre of Moulin village just north of Pitlochry. PH16 5EH Tel: 01796 472196 (Map Grid: D1)


QR CODES or Quick Response Code are very similar to bar codes you see on supermarket goods. It is a quick and easy way to get to web sites, social media pages without typing in long addresses. Modern phone cameras will read QR Codes. Otherwise: 1. Down load a free QR Code App from your online App Store 2. Open the QR App 3. Point the QR Code reader at the QR Code – you will hear a beep when the reader reads the code 4. The QR Code will display the link details – check and make sure you want to go where it is taking you. Here are our Explore Pitlochry CR Codes:-

THE SCOTTISH SHOP. Stockists of clan scarves. Made to measure ladies & gents kilts. Clan related shields, kiltpins, cufflinks, tartan blankets, Harris Tweed handbags & accessories, lambswool clan and tartan scarves. Largest selection of lambswool scarves. Souvenirs to suit all budgets. OPEN 7 days. Mail order service. 129 Atholl Road PH16 5AG www.thescottishshopdirect.co.uk (MapGrid:A3) Tel: 01796 473971

HEARTLAND TOURS offer a wide range of private tours including Glencoe, Fort William, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, Fife or Speyside. Driver & guide Eddie Thomson is a retired Senior Detective from Scotland Yard trained to Advanced Driver level. A choice of a BMW 6 Series GT M suitable for max 4 passengers or people carrier up to 8 passengers. Airport & hotel transfers.T:+44 (0)7773 886035 Email eddie@heartlandtours.co.uk www.heartlandtours.co.uk


PITLOCHRY GOLF OPEN TO EVERYONE The Best Course in Scotland 2018 under £50 *18 Hole Golf Course -The hidden gem of Scottish Golf & recently proclaimed “THE BEST COURSE IN THE WORLD UNDER 6000 YRDS” *Covered Golf Range and Academy with practice greens & bunkers, the best Learning Centre in Perthshire. *6 Hole short course fun for the whole family, great rates include clubs & balls. This family friendly facility has clubs, trollies, & buggies available for hire, lessons available, with PGA professionals on site. The complete golf experience, seven days a week, a must for all golfers & families. Golf Course Road, PH16 5QY www.pitlochrygolf.co.uk Tel: 01796 472792 (Map Grid: B1)

THE AULD SMIDDY INN, a beautifully refurbished Blacksmiths Forge. OPEN daily from 11.00am for teas, coffees, lunches and evening meals. Fully stocked bar serving Real Ale. They serve home cooked food and specialise in various seafood (when available). Sit outside in the garden or inside in a warm, cosy bar area. OPEN all year. 154 Atholl Road, PH16 5AG. Tel: 01796 472356 www.auldsmiddyinn.co.uk (Map Grid: A2) 57

PRINCE OF INDIA BANGLADESHI & INDIAN CUISINE. Centrally positioned just off the main street & close to the railway station right in the middle of this beautiful Victorian Highland Town. Offering attentive service & a fantastic selection of dishes, including authentic Balti dishes, Chef’s recommendation & European dishes (for noncurry eaters in the party) Great value 3-course lunch £7.95, children under 12 eat for £4.95

OPEN 7 days 12noon to 4pm (2pm winter) 5pm to 10.30pm for main menu. 5-7 Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN Tel: 01796 472275 /473770 (Map Grid: A3)

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MCKAYS HOTEL, BAR & RESTAURANT. A traditional Scottish hotel, pub serving the finest local produce, ales and premium spirits. Large screen TV for Live sport. Over 100 whiskies with craft beer and gin. Children’s menu available. Dogs are welcome. 138 Atholl Rd, PH16 5AG Tel: 01796 473888 www.MckaysHotel.co.uk (Map Grid: A2)

61 THE OLD MILL INN, in the heart of Pitlochry is the place to go for great food & drink in a lively bar & bistro atmosphere. Indoor & outdoor seating offers the perfect setting to sit back & relax with a drink - their real ales & cocktails are very popular. With 13 luxurious rooms it’s one of the most sought after places to stay in Pitlochry. Post-Covid, The Old Mill Inn will once more offer live music every weekend from some of Scotland’s best bands. Proud winners of many industry & customer service awards, head to the Old Mill Inn for great food & drink, great rooms & great times. OPEN daily, from 8.00am & serving food until 9.00pm. Mill Lane, PH16 5BH Tel: 01796 474020 (Map Grid: B2)


CAFFE SCOZIA. Pitlochry’s Italian Restaurant serving fine Italian & traditional food & drink. Our restaurant also boasts an outside sun terrace for dining or drinks. Offering a full Italian menu and dishes with a Scottish twist. Children’s menu and a dog friendly area so the whole family can dine together.OPEN 1st June. 113 Atholl Road, PH16 5AG Tel:01796 472469 www.caffescozia.co.uk (Map Grid: A3)



For over 135 years the Atholl Palace Hotel has welcomed guests. The hotel’s unique and fascinating history began as a holiday and health destination which grew amongst Victorians. VERANDAH RESTAURANT AT THE ATHOLL PALACE. Famed for its stunning views over the Tummel Valley. Quality cuisine using the very best of local produce. OPEN 7 days from 12.30pm to 5pm Mon - Fri & 1pm to 5pm on Sat & Sun, for lunches, light meals & afternoon tea. Dinner from 6pm to 9pm Or relax in comfort in THE STAG’S HEAD BAR warmed by the log fire & enjoy great bar food & live music on selected Fri & Sat nights. Open from 12pm to 9.30pm Atholl Rd, PH16 5LX Tel: 01796 472400 www.athollpalace.com (Map Grid: D2)


THE PINE TREES HOTEL PITLOCHRY, is your luxury haven in Highland Perthshire. Nestled within ten acres of gardens & woodland, offering unique four-star accommodation. Recent refurbishments mean that guests benefit from high-quality interiors, energy-efficient heating & every modern convenience while retaining its traditional style & old-world charm. Dogs welcome at £15 Per Night. Strathview Terrace, PH16 5QR www.pinetreeshotel.co.uk (Map Grid: A2)

RED DEER PUB AND RESTAURANT with panoramic views of Ben-Y-Vrackie and the Golf Course. Open to everyone. New season menu. OPEN March to Nov 8am to 9pm every day. Mid Nov to Feb, Sunday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 8pm. Tel: 01796 472334 www.pitlochrygolf.co.uk Golf Course Rd, PH16 5QY. (Map Grid: B1) 70


Hearty Highland Hospitality at HETTIE’S AWARD-WINNING TEAROOM An honest-to-goodness home-baking, home-cooking haven, OPEN all day, every day Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AB. Tel:01796 473991 www.hettiesteas.co.uk Yum! (Map Grid: B3)

60 FERN COTTAGE RESTAURANT is where great Scottish food is met by a Mediterranean twist, emphasis being on flavour & freshness of Scotland’s larder. Fish, shellfish, chicken, lamb & venison dishes to name a few, but also a full Vegan menu available. All food is fresh & cooked to order allowing recipes to be adapted as required for most dietary requirements. Why not start with bread & olives or Tzatziki (Greek side dish) & a carefully selected Wine or Gin while you wait for your delicious meal. Ideal for pre-theatre dining with a short 10 min walk to the Theatre. Lunch options from lite lunch of soup & sandwich to two & three courses. Children Menu available all day. At dinner we offer the Early Bird (set time) and A La Carte Menus. OPEN 7 days all year. Tel: 01796 473 840 Ferry Rd, PH16 5DD Map Grid: C3

FONAB CASTLE HOTEL & SPA, a truly special, luxury 5-Star Scottish experience. On the banks of Loch Faskally, only a short walk from the historic town of Pitlochry. Enjoy dinner in the 3AA rosette ‘Sandemans’ restaurant or a leisurely lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the Brasserie restaurant using fine local produce with views of the Loch. Relax and unwind with a Spa Day or treatment at the nail salonTel: 01796 470140 Foss Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5ND www.fonabcastlehotel.com



VICTORIA’S RESTAURANT Located on the main street of Pitlochry in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Victoria’s will have been operating for 25 years in 2021. Family owned since 1996, Victoria’s is a bustling coffeehouse by day serving brunch, lunch & home baking. By evening the restaurant merges into a bistro eatery offering refined cuisine & top notch wines, in a relaxed atmosphere. Victoria’s is passionate about delivering great service & offering a variety of simple yet authentic dishes, using local produce from Scotland’s rich larder. OPEN 7 days, 10am -close, with al fresco terrace dining during Summer months. 45 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BX www.Victorias-Pitlochry.co.uk Tel: 01796 472670 (Map Grid: C3)


MCKAYS FISH & CHIPS Serving traditional Fish and Chip Suppers, delicious additional menu items from West Coast Scallops to crispy calamari served with sweet chilli sauce. All cooked fresh to order. A large indoor seating area & a fantastic outdoor area with ample seating for the fairer weather. Tel: 01796 473888 138 Atholl Road, PH16 5AG www.mckaysfishandchips.com (Map Grid: A2)

68 MOULIN HOTEL first opened its doors in 1695 and is a delightful Haven of authentic Scottish hospitality. The rather romantic little inn with 15 bedrooms has been family owned and run since 1993 embracing a warm welcoming for both locals and tourists. The menu offers traditional Scottish Fayre using the best local produce which is served everyday (in line with government restrictions). Their own real ales are also brewed in the hotel’s Brewhouse across the road. In summer enjoy drinks and meals outside, either overlooking the square or next to the Moulin Burn. Located in the centre of the 5,000 year old ancient settlement of Moulin next to the historic Kirkyard with Crusader’s grave, the Inn is steeped in history. North of Pitlochry in Moulin village. Follow East or West Moulin Road. PH16 5EH Tel: 01796 472196 www.moulinhotel.co.uk (Map Grid: D1)

CIDSIN URBAN INDIAN BISTRO AND GIN BAR is where you find a modern bistronomic take on Indian food. We have replaced silverware and collared shirts with warmth and atmosphere. Come and sample our mouth-watering Galauti kebab, our Tiffin box of the day, or a juicy steak from our charcoal grill. Don’t miss our weekly offers and special nights! Book a table now on cidsinbistro. com or 01796 472399 West Moulin Rd, PH16 5EQ


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HIGHLAND FLING BUNGEE - Bungee jump 40m (132ft) from the Garry Bridge in the stunning location of Killiecrankie. The UK’s first and only permanent bungee platform has been open since 2011 and they have jumped over 30,000 people. OPEN all year round to anyone 14 or over. Tel: 0345 366 5844, Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie PH16 5LG www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk

TAY FOREST PARK is not one forest, but a series of contrasting woodlands in Perthshire (page 12). The landscape changes with the seasons, making a visit at any time of year rewarding. A great destination for walking, cycling and horse riding with many routes and trails. The Forest Park is centred on The Queen’s View, a spectacular viewpoint and visitor centre. www.forestryandland.gov.scot 73

SCOTTISH QUADS - QUAD BIKING - Explore the Perthshire hills by quad bike on one of our tailor made trips to suit your ability. Sessions last an hour and we provide helmets, overalls and gloves. Whether a group, family or solo come and join us for a great day out! Trips available seven days a week, all year round. Trips available at three Perthshire locations, call for details. Tel: 0345 956 9730 www.scottishquads.co.uk RIDERS OF THE STORM, Scotland’s Equestrian Stunt Display Team & Stunt School.Your one stop in Perthshire for everything equestrian. Private Displays now available. Lessons in vaulting, trick riding, jousting, horse boarding & riding. Pick one or a combination of three. Private & group bookings available all year. Experience holidays & camp days available throughout the year. Pony parties, birthday, stag & hen parties are welcome, bespoke packages to suit your needs.Tel: 07784 119377 www.ridersofthestorm.co.uk

KILVRECHT CAMPSITE. A haven from the modern world, you’ll need to look elsewhere if you want a campsite with entertainment, bars and restaurants. But if you like fresh air, peace and quiet, and the sound of birds singing around your tent, Kilvrecht is the place for you. Located near Carie, west of Kinloch Rannoch PH17 2QJ. Campervans & motorhomes welcome. For more details & booking information see www.forestryandland.gov.scot

HIGHLAND SWING - Swing from a specially designed platform 40m above the River Garry. Rigged in a full body harness they quick release you from above, dropping into a free fall of around 15m, you accelerate through an arc under the bungee platform. OPEN all year round to anyone over 10. Tel: 0345 366 5844, Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie PH16 5LG www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk

75 COURROUR RANNOCH STATION WALK. A popular walk for experienced walkers. 9 miles in length (one way). Leave your car at Rannoch Station and take the train to Corrour the next stop up the line to Fort William (approx 10 mins). Corrour is the most remote railway station in Scotland, on the northern edge of Rannoch Moor, 10 miles at least from the nearest tarmac road. Once at Corrour, walk eastwards on the track to the Youth Hostel at the southern end of Loch Ossian. Continue, past the Hostel and along to the east of Loch Ossian veering away from the loch and cutting east. Continue along the path, to the B846, turn right along this road for 1.25 miles to Rannoch station. Make sure you are properly prepared with good all weather clothing, footwear, food and an OS Map or good route guide for an enjoyable day out.


THE CLAN TRAIL. Follow the posted route around Loch Rannoch, find out about the Clans who used to live in the glen. Hard to imagine, as the glen is so tranquil, that it wasn’t so quiet in the past! CARIE WOODS Whatever the weather, Carie Woods on South Loch Rannoch, are a perfect place to walk. Marked routes, enjoy a picnic next to the burn. Managed by the Forestry Commission.


QUEEN’S VIEW CAFE & VISITOR CENTRE. Scotland’s finest view with its amazing cafe and gift shop, along with a state of the art Forest and Land Scotland visitor centre, where you can find all local information and amazing walks. The cafe offers excellent coffees and teas along with superb meals with locally sourced produce, from sandwiches to baked potatoes, daily specials and homemade soups,

all complimented with Cobbs own branded cakes and tray bakes, friendly efficient staff. OPEN all year round 10am till 4pm Free WiFi Tel:01796 474188 6 miles west of Pitlochry on the B8019. PH16 5NR

BLAIR ATHOLL GOLF OPEN TO EVERYONE Challenging nine-hole golf course situated in the small picturesque Scottish village of Blair Atholl where the glorious scenery compliments the quality of the golf experience. A warm welcome awaits you with clubhouse facilities. New ‘Tulach’ Restaurant OPEN from April until end of October. Invertilt Road, PH18 5TG Tel: 01796 481552 www.blairathollgolf.co.uk

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BLAIR ATHOLL WATERMILL, TEA ROOM AND BAKERY. Visit the traditional working watermill (Est 1590’s) and sample the delicious range of fresh baking made with their own flour. Breakfast, light lunches and takeaway available. Fresh bread and baking daily. OPEN 26th April - 31st October. 9.30am www.blairathollwatermill.com - 4.00pm Tel:01796 481321 Ford Road, Blair Atholl PH18 5SH

80 FOOD IN THE PARK Award winning Fish & Chips and Pizza takeaway with large fully enclosed seating area and bar! Ample, riverside parking. Great location! OPEN from 11.00 am until 8.00pm every day from Easter to October. Live music and entertainment at the weekends! Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SP Tel: 01796 481 484. 81

STEADINGS Reopening 2021 Following extensive refurbishments and extensions creating an exciting poolside Orangery complete with loungers & chairs to relax by the pool & spa also the new Traditional Hot Tub. Also launching ‘The Watering Hole’, serving Cocktails ~ Mocktails, speciality Coffees & snacks to take away or enjoy poolside. Large Main Pool, Toddlers pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Multi Gym, OPEN daily from 10am for non-members & 8am for members, all set below “The Loft Restaurant” (01796) 481 377) why not combine a lunch on the balcony with a swim. OPEN 7 DAYS: We are off Invertilt Road, Bridge of Tilt, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TE More information and updates at : www.parcroyale.scot


NEW! THE TULACH RESTAURANT, BAR AND CAFE British classics with influences from around the world offering a mouth-watering menu of Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners & everything in between, with the best view in the area! Find & like us on Facebook or www. thetulach.co.uk for up to date opening times, menu, events & more! Blair Atholl Golf Club, Invertilt Road, PH18 5TE Tel: 01796 481552 86

FOOD IN THE PARK LIVE! Live bands, entertainment & beer festivals throughout the season in a huge, cosy, uniquely decorated marquee with a 40ft bar, ample parking & the best taste in music! Visit www.foodintheparklive.co.uk for the most up to date details of gigs, events, tickets, food & more.Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SP T:01796 481484 87


SegwayEcosse. Escorted tours around the spectacular grounds of Atholl Estates on the amazing Segway X2s. These silent and powerful personal transporters are equipped with the latest technology to help you navigate the toughest of terrain. Advance booking essential. Find them in Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl. T:0845 548 2270 www.segway-ecosse.com



BLAIR ATHOLL BIKE HIRE. Quality mountain bike hire and sales. The perfect location to explore more than 50 miles of family friendly tracks in the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Advance booking essential. Find them in Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl. Tel:0845 548 2270 www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk 85

THE LOFT RESTAURANT. This small family run restaurant has built up an enviable reputation for lunches & evening meals. The presentation and quality will be long remembered. Terrace seating. Children, business parties & pre booked lunchtime coaches welcome. Wedding receptions.

OPEN lunch and dinner 5 days (closed Monday and Tuesday) 6 days in main season. Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TE Tel:01796 481377 www.theloftrestaurant.co.uk

BISTRO AT THE ATHOLL, BLAIR ATHOLL Situated in Atholl’s Baronial Dining Hall complete with minstrels’ gallery. The team of chefs use Scotlands finest produce. Freshly cooked, uncomplicated cuisine and easy on the palate. Dinner available daily (in line with government restrictions). In the centre of Blair Atholl village, 6 miles NW of Pitlochry. PH18 5SG Tel: 01796 481205.www.athollarms.co.uk

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BOTHY BAR AT THE ATHOLL ARMS HOTEL, BLAIR ATHOLL near Blair Castle. Situated within the traditional Scottish highland hotel bar. Focusses on cosy Scottish hospitality serving quality Scottish cuisine all year (in line with government restrictions). In the summer there is a large beer garden & a children’s play area. Children & dogs welcome throughout the Bothy. In the centre of Blair Atholl village, 6 miles NW of Pitlochry. PH18 5SG Tel: 01796 481205.www.athollarms.co.uk F

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THE ROUNDHOUSE INN. Works are now back underway, where possible with current restrictions, we hope to open Summer 2021. This full refurbishment will see brand new toilets, A function hall with minstrel’s gallery. A private garden terrace, new games room with pool & darts, a new family room, not forgetting the traditional pub complete with stone floors & the largest drinks offering in the area, the new and extended beer garden with covered areas and a garden ‘Bubbles’Bar. Monitor updates on wwwroundhouseinn.scot

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