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Opening hours 2017: 3rd April to 28th October. Mon to Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm Last tour 1hr before closing time. Shop (winter hours) Nov to March. Mon - Fri. 9.30am to 4.30pm Closed from 15th Dec to 3rd Jan. Off A924 Pitlochry to Braemar Rd, PH16, 5JP Tel:01796 472095

THE EDRADOUR DISTILLERY is Scotland’s little gem and a most picturesque distillery. Nestling in the hills east of Pitlochry, Edradour stands alone as Scotland’s last distillery to produce a hand-crafted malt in limited quantity, unique quality and by methods which to other distilleries are just a fond distant memory. Tours include dram and video

A DAM GOOD PLACE TO VISIT! On the banks of the River Tummel, the new Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre features a gift shop & café with stunning views of the Dam & Loch Faskally. Discover Scotland’s hydro heritage & how the famous fish ladder works. OPEN: 7 days a week 9:3017:30 (last entry 30 min before closing). Tel: 01796 484111 www.pitlochrydam.com

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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. Visitor Centre OPEN April - Oct, 10am - 5pm daily. Nov - March, 10am - 4pm daily (excluding 25th, 26th Dec and 1st Jan). Entry is free, parking costs £2. PH16 5NR (also see page 10 item 71). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

BLAIR ATHOL DISTILLERY PITLOCHRY is open for tours all year round, including over the Festive Season. Last tour 1 hour before closing. Opening times vary throughout the year so please visit: www.discovering-distilleries.com/blairathol for up to date opening times. Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5LY Tel 01796 482003 e.mail blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com (Map Grid: D3) 7

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

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BLAIR CASTLE Journey through the fascinating past of the Dukes & Earls of Atholl, including the Jacobite cause & Queen Victoria’s visit, when the Duke was gifted with his own private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Grounds feature a 9 acre walled garden, peaceful woodland grove & ruined kirk. Adventure Playground, Deer Park & Tractor Rides for children. Restaurant & Gift Shop. OPEN 1st April - 31st Oct 9.30am to 5.30pm. Winter: open for special events. Tel: 01796 481207 www.blair-castle.co.uk PH18 5TL BLAIR CASTLE ACTIVITIES Land Rover Safaris, Pony Trekking & Pony Rides, Tractor Tours, Fishing, Ranger Activities and 40 miles of waymarked trails. Stay in a camping pod, a luxury woodland lodge, larger Highland Lodge or at Blair Castle Caravan Park. Tel:01796 481355 www.atholl-estates.co.uk

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Attracting over 100,000 visitors each year, PFT is a unique, theatrical phenomenon where you can see a different play every day! This Summer (May to Oct) choose from: • HIGH SOCIETY - High energy, romantic musical comedy, packed with hits • MARY ROSE - A supernatural drama about youth, love and loss • PEOPLE - Hilarious and provocative comedy about heritage and home • ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR - Hysterically funny yet dark comic masterpiece • THE RULING CLASS – Ferociously funny, high energy comedy www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com • EUROPE - A fierce and compassionate Tel: 01796 484626 contemporary drama Plus: Café & restaurant,shop, gallery, Explorers garden, concerts, talks, tours and workshops! Pop into the Box Office, open everyday. PH16 5DR (Map Grid: C3) 5 PITLOCHRY FESTIVAL

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KILLIECRANKIE VISITOR CENTRE. This magnificent wooded gorge is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Tranquil now, on 27th July 1689 a Jacobite army led by Bonnie Dundee defeated Government forces. The exhibition tells the story of the Pass of Killiecrankie and its abundant wildlife. Visitor Centre 1st April to 5th Nov 10-5, daily. Site open all year. On B8079, 3 miles N of Pitlochry. PH16 5LG. Tel:01796 473233 www.nts.org.uk 9

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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

Discover the best of Perthshire under one roof where you can Eat, Shop & Enjoy the inest local produce. NEW - Meet the Highland Cows. www.tasteperthshire.co.uk | Open 7 days - 8am to 8pm

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Aberfeldy & Weem AILEAN CHRAGGAN RESTAURANT has developed a reputation for consistently high quality home made food. Enjoy the freshness of seafood, game or Scottish steak while bathing in the marvellous views over the River Tay. Sunday lunch carvery, booking essential. OPEN 7 days. Tel: 01887 820 346 PH15 2LD www.aileanchraggan.co.uk

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THYME AT ERRICHEL RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS. Sitting on the hills above Aberfeldy with stunning views over the Tay Valley. Trip Advisor Review “the food was marvellous - a small, seasonal and very well planned menu.” Stay * Dine * Celebrate * Create* Shop www.errichel.co.uk Tel: 01887 820850. Crieff Rd, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EL

With a reputation as a true destination venue, HABITAT CAFE has won numerous national awards including Best Espresso, National Tea Accolade, and the BSA’s Overall Best Experience. Menu includes a range of fantastic handmade burgers, exciting salads, daily baking, gluten-free options. Free wifi. Dog-friendly. 1 The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD www.habitatcafe.co.uk

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PERTHSHIRE ESTATES Offer a wide range of styles and tweeds also tweed bags, shirts, knitwear and accessories. A full made to measure service available. OPEN all year, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Wed afternoons & Sundays. Burnside, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AU Tel: 01887 822644 www.perthshire-estates.co.uk

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FOUNTAIN BAR centrally located very popular bar for food, drink and entertainment. Serves food 7 days a week from 12 noon till 9 pm, kids eat for £1 with every paying adult. Regular evening entertainment includes live music, quiz and poker nights, check the website for details. Outside seating area in Aberfeldys’ central square where you can watch the world go by! www.aberfeldypubs.co.uk 14-16 The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD. Tel:01887 820418

BLACK WATCH INN & CROFT RESTAURANT popular with locals and visitors alike. Pool table and outside seating. Fantastic selection of Malt Whiskies. Real Cask Ales, Fine Wines. The Croft Restaurant is tastefully designed with a vast menu of food and wines. Booking advisable. Famous for Friday Steak Nights & Sunday Roasts! Bank Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BB. Tel: 01887 820699 www.aberfeldypubs.co.uk

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SCHIEHALLION HOTEL offers a traditional menu, locally sourced & cooked to order, vegetarian & gluten free options all reasonably priced. A fine selection of draught beers, real ales, an extensive wine list, premium gins & cocktails served by a superb team of staff. Tel: 01887 820 421 OPEN 7 days 8.00am to 9.00pm reduced food service times in Winter. 6 Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AF www.schiehallionhotel.co.uk

THE THREE LEMONS. Cafe, Bar and Grill newly renovated keeping the original feel of the building with window seating booths. Unpretentiously good. Wood burning pizza oven and a specialized charcoal grill. Serving a variety of meals from burgers & pizzas to fish, lamb & steak followed by a choice of sweets. OPEN 6 days (closed Mon) 10.30am to 9pm, Sun to 8.30pm 32 Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AB Tel: 01887 820057. www.ThreeLemons.co.uk

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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 7 days a week. Breadalbane Terrace, Aberfeldy PH15 2AG Tel: 01887 829995 www.TownhouseAberfeldy.co.uk 21

THE INN ON THE TAY One of the most stunning and memorable settings for a dining experience. The restaurant and spectacular external decking overlooking the Grandtully rapids. Recommended in Pete Irvine’s ‘Scotland the Best 2014’ Recommended in the Michellin Good Pub Guide 2013, 2014. Listed in The Sunday Times ‘10 Best Pubs for the weekend’ Grandtully Perthshire PH9 0PL.Tel: 01887 840760 www.theinnonthetay.co.uk

IAIN BURNETT THE HIGHLAND CHOCOLATIER, 22 Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier is the creator of The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle, selected from tens of thousands of chocolates from over 40 countries and judged by world class chefs, sommeliers and food experts. Come visit The Scottish Chocolate Centre in Grandtully to see where and how they are made. Tours can be booked 48 hours in advance (TuesThurs) and include chocolate tastings. Browse the elegant gift showrooms. Experience the magical Chocolate Lounge serving Iain’s delicious hot chocolate, coffee and enjoy delicious cakes. OPEN all year 7 days 10am – 5pm. Jan to March 11am – 4pm Grandtully by Aberfeldy PH9 0PL Tel: 01887 840775 online order service: www.HighlandChocolatier.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

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SAFARIS • RED DEER CENTRE BIKE HIRE • CAFE & GIFT SHOP Winner of ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland. Discover the Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter, Land Rover Safaris, Gold & Gem Panning. All set in a stunning location – a truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination. OPEN daily. Award Winning Café & Gift Shop. Free Wifi. Bike Hire & BiketraX MTB Skills Loop, Play area, Discovery Trail, Maze. FREE Safari Pass – £50 in discounts & offers Booking essential for Safaris & Red Deer Centre online or call 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net Aberfeldy, PH15 2JQ

SPLASH WHITE WATER RAFTING. One of the UK’s largest outdoor activity providers offering great value white water rafting (£45 per person), canyoning, paintball, river bugging, river duckies, quad biking and mountain biking. Discounts offered for more than one activity at the same time. Half-day (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

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HOUSE CRAFT & COFFEE SHOP 31 24 DEWAR’S ABERFELDY KARELIA DISTILLERY. for anyone Discover Aberfeldy Single Malt whisky,who thehas an interest in Crafts. Selling a range of leading heart of Dewar’s Scotch. Distillery tours take Yarns, Fabrics, Accessories, Sewing Machines place throughout the day and include the etc. Craft courses throughout the year.centre. The Coffee Shop serves delicious atmospheric warehouse and heritage home made light lunches with locally Enjoy your dram in the whisky cakes lounge,& browse Relax in front of the wood the shop and relax in the cafe.sourced OPEN ingredients. 7 days burning Sun stoves. OPENTel: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Keltneyburn, by (closed in winter) 01887 822010 PH15 Aberfeldy PH15 2LS Tel: 01887 822 027 www.kareliahouse.co.uk 2EB www.DewarsAberfeldyDistillery.com

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BOLFRACKS GARDENS. These beautiful gardens overlooking the Tay valley include a walled garden with borders of trees, shrubs and perennials and a burn garden with rhododendrons, azaleas, primulas, meconopsis, etc., in a woodland setting. With masses of bulbs in spring and good autumn colours, a must for all garden lovers. No dogs please. OPEN 7 days 10 to 6pm. Apr 1 to Oct 31. Admission £4.50, under 16s free. 2 miles West of Aberfeldy on A827 PH15 2EX www.bolfracks.com 26

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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 10am - 6pm. Adults £5 children under 16 £1. From 1 Nov to 12 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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CASTLE MENZIES - an outstanding example of a C16th “Z” plan fortified house. The seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies owned by the Menzies Clan who were heavily involved in the turbulent history of the highlands, Bonnie Prince Charlie rested for two nights in the Castle on his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. See the Menzies Claymore (sword) used by the Chief at the Battle of Bannockburn. The Castle has been renovated and restored to the time it was built in the 1550’s. 30 rooms on view. Ghost hunts available on occassions through the year. Tearoom and gift Shop OPEN Easter weekend. 1 Apr to mid Oct Mon to Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm Adults £6.50 Conc. £5.50 Children £3.00 Family £15.00. Castle available for weddings, functions and concerts. 1mile West of Aberfeldy on the B846. PH15 2JD. Tel: 01887 820982 www.castlemenzies.org 27

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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. PH15 2HN www.taymouthcourtyard.com or follow us @courtyardshop on twitter.

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KARELIA HOUSE CRAFT & COFFEE SHOP for anyone who has an interest in Crafts. Selling a range of leading Yarns, Fabrics, Accessories, Sewing Machines etc. Craft courses throughout the year. The Coffee Shop serves delicious cakes & home made light lunches with locally sourced ingredients. Relax in front of the wood burning stoves. OPEN Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Keltneyburn, by Aberfeldy PH15 2LS Tel: 01887 822 027 www.kareliahouse.co.uk

TAYMOUTH MARINA RESTAURANT. Situated on the banks of Loch Tay beside the Scottish Crannog Centre with one of the best views in Perthshire. Enjoy a freshly prepared meal, drink or local ice cream from the gift shop. OPEN 7 days from 11am serving teas, coffees, lunch and dinner. Planning a wedding or special occasion? Let us take care of it. PH15 2HW Tel: 01887 830450 www.taymouthmarinarestaurant.co.uk

MAINS OF TAYMOUTH COUNTRY ESTATE AND GOLF COURSE Vis LUXURY 5*SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION. COURTYARD SHOP BAR AND RESTAURANT. GOLF. RIDING. A Prestigious family run estate on the shores of Loch Tay with breathtaking views all around. Perfect to enjoy the great outdoors and sample the estates “on your doorstep” amenities. Kick back and enjoy the tranquillity in luxurious surroundings. There is an abundance of activities in the local area whilst being central for the best Scotland has to offer. Looking for a lifestyle change? - Holiday ownership? Downsizing? Retirement? – just ask. Tel: 01887 830226 PH15 2HN www.taymouth.co.uk

TAYMOUTH COURTYARD RESTAURANT Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and service either inside by the cosy fire or outside on the sun deck area. Their chefs are proud to use local produce which is on their doorstep. OPEN daily 9.00am - 11.00pm (food 9.00pm) Kenmore, PH15 2HN. Tel: 01887 830763 www.taymouth.co.uk/restaurant 32

THE SCOTTISH CRANNOG CENTRE. Five star heritage attraction featuring an authentic Iron Age loch-dwelling, Celebrating their 20th year! Guided tours, exhibits, hands-on ancient crafts and activities. Gift shop. Refreshments. Regular special events, see web site. OPEN DAILY 2017: 1st April - 30th Oct. 10am - 5.30pm; last tour 4.30pm, 31st Oct 10am - 4.00pm. Kenmore, Loch Tay, PH15 2HY. www.crannog.co.uk Tel. 01887 830583.

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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.

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.

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WHAT IS A CRANNOG? Perthshire is home to more than 40 ancient loch-dwellings, or crannogs, found across Scotland and Ireland and dating from the early Iron Age some 2,500 years ago. Highland Perthshire has more than 18 crannogs in Loch Tay alone, built to take advantage of good lowland farmland and access to trading networks via the River Tay. Who owned these enigmatic homes? Underwater archaeological evidence shows that Tayside’s loch-dwellers were sophisticated farmers and traders who lived on the loch in peace for several generations. Whether crannogs were built as status symbols or defensive homesteads or both, the answers lie underwater and in the islands which have grown up around their ancient remains. The Scottish Crannog Centre gives you a unique opportunity to go back in time and see for your self how they lived.

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Aberfeldy, Fortingall & Glen Lyon 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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THE BIRKS OF ABERFELDY inspired Robert Burns to write his poem of the same name after a visit in August 1787. The circular 1.5 mile path (allow 1.5 to 2hrs) follows the path alongside the Moness Burn. What you see today is the product of the past, not the recent past but of millions of years. Waterfalls are a feature of these hanging valleys where side streams drop down steep slopes. From the centre of Aberfeldy, take the A826 road to Crief for 200yds, the Birks of Aberfeldy is on your right. Excellent leaflet and map available in the car park. ABERFELDY WALKS LEAFLET. This is an excellent leaflet with good maps for each of the eight walks highlighted. There are two Aberfeldy walks, including the famous ‘Birks of Aberfeldy’, a Weem Walk up the Rock of Weem with a good view, Camserney takes you up to old Shielings, there are four walks in and around Kenmore. This excellent leaflet can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre in Aberfeldy.

THE VILLAGE OF FORTINGALL, was built 1890-91. The thatched cottages are examples of a planned village built in vernacular style (combining both Lowland Scottish & English influences). Recognised as one of the best examples of ‘arts & crafts’ vernacular style in Scotland. The parish church is on an early Christian site, dedicated to Coeddi, bishop of Iona (died 712), probably founded from Iona itself as a daughter monastery. GLEN LYON, ‘was also known as “An Crom Ghleann”, (the bent glen), is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland and runs for 34 miles from Loch Lyon in the west to the village of Fortingall in the east. There is a popular drive through the glen starting at Fortingall, through to Bridge of Balgie (12miles) and back over the side of Ben Lawers to Loch Tay.

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THE BLACK WATCH MONUMENT “The Black Watch” Regiment derived its name from the dark colour of its tartan and its original role to “watch” the Highlands. Six companies were formed in 1725’. The first muster of the new Regiment took place near Aberfeldy in 1740. The 1887 monument on the banks of the River Tay, commemorates this event.

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Dunkeld WOODLANDS BISTRO at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel. The food is created from fresh local produce by their innovative chefs. The Bistro is light and welcoming decorated with fabulous wood carvings created by Iain Chalmers (Scottish Chainsaw Carving Champion) Now heated with the new bio-mass boiler. Atholl Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AR. Email: reservations@royaldunkeld.co.uk Tel:01350 727322 www.royaldunkeld.co.uk

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BIRNAM ARTS Just off the A9, this arts and community centre hosts a wide programme of music, dance, theatre, comedy and monthly art exhibitions. Home to The Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Garden, that celebrates the life of the author who drew inspiration for her books whilst on holiday here. The gift shop has gifts for all ages. Foyer Café serves lunch, snacks, and home baking. OPEN 7 days 10am - 4.30pm daily. Tel:01350 727674 Station Rd, Birnam, by Dunkeld. PH8 0DS www.birnamarts.com

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JEREMY LAW OF SCOTLAND a 40 year old family business, with a reputation for its soft yet robust deerskin products hand stitched in the classic style, from moccasins, to slippers, shoes & gloves, many of which are exclusive. Leather goods, including jackets. A wide range of Malt Whisky. OPEN all year, summer 9.am5pm, winter 10am-4pm. City Hall, Dunkeld,PH8 0AR Tel: 01350 727569 www.moccasin.co.uk 43

LOCH OF THE LOWES WILDLIFE CENTRE. Excellent views of ospreys from observation hides by the loch shore. Stunning close-up live CCTV footage directly from the nest. Visitor Centre with displays and friendly staff. OPEN Mar - Oct, 10am to 5pm. Nov - Feb, Fri to Sun only 10.30am - 4pm. Hides 24hrs. Adults £4.00 (Conc £3.50) Fam £7.50. Children 50p. SWT members free. A923, off A9 2 miles from Dunkeld PH8 OHH. Tel:01350 727337. www.swt.org.uk 43

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THE HERMITAGE. On the banks of the River Braan, the Hermitage has been visited & admired for nearly 250 years & 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 but the autumn colours are particularly striking. OPEN all year, daily. Off A9, 2 miles W of Dunkeld. PH8 0AN. Tel: 01350 728641 www.nts.org.uk

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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.

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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. THE ATHOLL PALACE MUSEUM, set in the old servant’s wing of the Atholl Palace Hotel, charts the history of the hotel from when it first opened as a Hydropathic establishment in 1878 through to its re-opening after World War II and beyond. There are tales of bankruptcy, colourful entrepreneurs, Victorian servant’s, unusual and torturous spa treatments, renovations, and war time evacuees turning hotel to school. This self-guided museum is OPEN DAILY, 7 days a week. £3 adult, children under 13 free. Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5LX Tel: 01796 472400 www.athollpalace.com (Map Grid: D2) 46

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This family friendly facility has clubs, trollies, and buggies available for hire, lessons available, with PGA professionals on site. The complete golf experience, seven days a week, a must for all golfers and families. Golf Course Road, PH16 5QY www.PitlochryGolf.co.uk Tel: 01796 472792 (Map Grid: B1)

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)

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The 1000 square foot gallery also includes a fabulous range of unusual jewellery, arts and crafts. We know you will be very impressed by what you find. OPEN: Mon-Sat,10am to 5pm. 7 days in summer. Tel: 01796 472358 14 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BS

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THE SCOTTISH SHOP. Stockists of clan cashmere scarves. Made to measure ladies & gents kilts. Clan related shields, kiltpins, cufflinks, tartan blankets, Harris Tweed handbags, lambswool clan & tartan scarves. Selection of 40 lambswool scarves £7.99 each or 2 for £15. Souvenirs to suit all budgets. OPEN 7 days all year. Mail order service. 129 Atholl Road PH16 5AG Tel: 01796 473971 (MapGrid:A3) www.thescottishshopdirect.co.uk

THE CO-OPERATIVE. Supporting the local community. Offering a wide choice of fresh produce, chilled & frozen foods, beers, wines & spirits plus an extensive range of packaged groceries. A full range of newspapers & magazines. Freshly baked bread/pastries daily. Also Lottery & Paypoint & Self Scan service & 7 day home delivery. OPEN 7days 6am to 11pm. Tel:01796 474088 West Moulin Rd. PH16 5EA.

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PITLOCHRY WALKS LEAFLET, including a map, provides details of nearly 41 miles of paths and tracks, offering a wide choice of distances, gradients and scenery to suit a variety of tastes, levels of ability and fitness. The walks radiate out into the countryside over 18 square miles, encompassing both sides of the Rivers Garry and Tummel, following river, burn and lochside, passing shaded woodland and climbing steep hillsides with panoramic views. Available from the Tourist Information Centre and many businesses in the town.

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING. Visitors welcome to join us on the dance floor or come along and watch. 3rd June & 17th June. 1st July, 15th July & 29th July. 12th August & 26th August. Time:7.30pm. Dancers:£7.00, Spectators:£2.00 Pitlochry Town Hall. Info: Tel: 01796 473488 PITLOCHRY AND MOULIN HERITAGE CENTRE. Moulin Kirk was built in 1830, however the location dates to the early medieval period when St Colman founded a church there in 7th century AD. Exhibits and photographs of historic interest are on display. The graveyard contains interesting medieval tombstones including a Crusader`s grave. Facilities are available to research your family history. Situated in picturesque Moulin village, just outside Pitlochry on the road to Braemar. PH16 5EH www.moulinkirk.co.uk (Map Grid: D1)

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MELT JEWELLERY AND GALLERY the home of Annie Stenhouse’s workshop. Annie has been making jewellery for over 30 years.

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HIGHLAND ODYSSEY - Pitlochry. Explore Highland Perthshire & further afield in comfort & safety. Beautiful scenery - hills & glens, lochs and rivers - characterful villages, historic sites, highland wildlife - all await you. A fully insured driver/guide, offering tailormade tours (minimum 4 hours) up to 7 people. Advanced booking recommended.Tel 01796 474404. e-mail: allanpitlochry@tiscali.co.uk PITLOCHRY DAM AND FISH LADDER (also see item 3 page 1) was constructed between 1947 and 1951, creating Loch Faskally some 5km in length. In order to allow 5000 salmon to pass upstream each year, a 311m long fish ladder was created incorporating a viewing window in 1 of the 3 resting pools. There is a short walk (40mins) from the middle of Pitlochry to the Dam (Map Grid: C2, B3, A3)

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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)

PITLOCHRY GOLF OPEN TO EVERYONE *18 Hole Golf Course with awe-inspiring views and undulating greens, the hidden gem of Scottish golf. *Covered Golf Range and Academy with practise greens and bunkers, the best Learning Centre in Perthshire. *6 Hole short course fun for the whole family, great rates include clubs and balls.

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AMOR CASHMERE AND TWEED Stockists of clan cashmere scarves. The Tweeds are sourced from some of the oldest Mills in the UK for an exclusive range of clothing including ladies and gents jackets. The collection of Cashmere Knitwear and scarves are exclusive to Amor. Home furnishings by Voyage & Bronte. Handmade footwear by Joseph Cheaney, Loakes and Barker. A unique collection to inspire you. Tel: 01796 472202 Atholl Road, PH16 5AG www.amorcashmereandtweed.co.uk (Map Grid B3)

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 £3.00 adult, £2.00 Child and OAP, £8.00 per family (Min 2 Children) Rie- Achan Rd,on the way to the dam and fish ladder. (Map Grid A3) 57

HIGHLAND NIGHTS Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. Mondays, 29th May to 4th Sept 7.45pm Gates open 7pm. Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. Adults £7 Children £1. www.highlandnight.co.uk (Map Grid: C3)

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Eating Out in Pitlochry THE OLD MILL INN, in the heart of Pitlochry is the place to go for great food & drink in a lively bar and bistro atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating offers the perfect setting to sit back & relax with a drink - their real ales & cocktails are very popular. With 12 luxurious rooms it’s also one of the most sought after places to stay in Pitlochry. Live music every weekend from some of Scotland’s best bands. Awarded the title of Inn of the Year in both 2014 and 2016, head to the Old Mill Inn for great food & drink, great rooms and great times. OPEN daily, from 8.00am & serving food until 9.00pm. Tel: 01796 474020 wwwTheOldMillPitlochry.co.uk Mill Lane, Pitlochry, PH16 5BH (Map Grid: B2) 58

MCKAYS HOTEL AND RESTAURANT with 17 bedrooms. An all day destination, offering good pub favourites & traditional Scottish dishes. Fri night Steak night with live folk bands. Live bands on Sat nights. Selection of draft beers. Large screen TV, pool table, Childrens menu & board games. OPEN all year, food served from 9.00am onwards. 138 Atholl Road, PH16 5AG Tel: 01796 473888 www.MckaysHotel.co.uk (Map Grid A2)

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MCKAYS PITLOCHRY, is a traditional Scottish pub & live entertainment venue serving the finest local produce. Excellent selection of draft beers, ales, premium drams, spirits & over 10 Scottish gins - as well as showcasing amongst the best Scottish music & live entertainment in the area. OPEN daily from 9.00am. 138 Atholl Road, PH16 5AG Tel: 01796 473888 www.mckayshotel.co.uk (Map Grid: A2)

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THE INN AT LOCH TUMMEL. Traditional, yet stylish country inn. Award winning 30 cover restaurant with stunning views out over Loch Tummel, serving a traditional menu with a fine twist, prepared using locally sourced ingredients & fresh to order. Lunches, dinners and a traditional roast lunch on Sundays. Doggie friendly. 10 mls from Pitlochry, PH16 5RP. Tel: 01882 634 317 or email: info@theinnatlochtummel.com

PRINCE OF INDIA TANDOORI RESTAURANT. Centrally positioned just off the main street and close to the railway station right in the middle of this beautiful Victorian Highland Town. Offering attentive service and a fantastic selection of dishes, including authentic Balti dishes, Chef’s recommendation and European dishes (for non-curry eaters in the party). Great value 3-course lunch £7.95 and children under 12 eat for £4.95, 12noon to 4.00pm (2pm winter). Main menu 5pm to 11pm.

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10% discount on all Take Away meals. OPEN 7 days a week all year. 5 - 7 Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN Tel: 01796 472275 or 01796 473770

MOULIN HOTEL has a 300 year old Inn and restaurant. In the Good Beer Guide and Good Pub Guide. Offering courtyard and garden seating next to the Moulin Burn. The menu offers Scottish Fayre using the best local produce. Braveheart and Ale of Atholl are made at the small craft brewery. Located in the centre of the 5,000 year ancient settlement of Moulin next to the historic Kirkyard with Crusader’s grave. All day food (12noon to 9.30pm) 7 days a week all year. Just north of Pitlochry in the centre of Moulin village. Follow East or West Moulin Road. PH16 5EH Tel: 01796 472196 www.moulinhotel.co.uk

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, tasty delights using fine local produce in the Brasserie or afternoon tea in the informal lounge with views of the Loch. Relax and unwind with a Spa Day or treatment at the Nail Salon.Tel: 01796 470140 Foss Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5ND www.fonabcastlehotel.com

CLUBHOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT OPEN TO EVERYONE with panoramic views of Ben-Y-Vrackie and the Golf Course. The perfect place to enjoy great food and drink in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. They cater for lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and any special occasion. Golf Course Rd, PH16 5QY. www.pitlochryrestaurant.co.uk Tel: 01796 472334 (Map Grid: B1)

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HETTIE’S TEAROOMS in the centre of Pitlochry, Hettie’s is a must whilst staying in the area. Voted Best in Scotland by the Scottish Baking Awards, Summer 2016 sees Hettie’s Open it’s doors in the evening ‘til 10pm. New for Summer 2017 is Deli T’Go @ Hettie’s, their new ‘made to order’ Sandwich Deli. Wonderful Breakfasts, Lunches and Afternoon Teas. OPEN 7 days. 93 - 95 Atholl Road, PH16 5AB. T: 01796 473991 www.hettiesteas.co.uk (Map Grid: B3)

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CAFFE SCOZIA. Visit and you will find ‘simple classics’ that change seasonally, with the head chef adding his own selections daily, all supporting the philosophy of using the finest and freshest local produce, cooked simply, priced sensibly. 113 Atholl Road, Pitlochry. PH16 5AG Tel:01796 472469 www.caffescozia.co.uk (Map Grid: A3)

DRUMMONDS RESTAURANT AND PUBLIC HOUSE a family-run business. Food is home cooked, sourced from the local butcher with fresh Scottish fish. All kids meals are freshly cooked. High Teas 2 course £12 & 3 course £14. Outside seating, ideal for dog owners. Separate smokers area. OPEN 7 days all year 10am -11pm. Closed 4 weeks over Xmas. Ferry Road. PH16 5DD. Tel: 01796 470 000 (Map Grid: C3)

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VICTORIA’S RESTAURANT is family owned and offers some of the best food and service in the area. Located on Pitlochry’s main street, and the ideal place to stop for a meal whilst exploring the town. The restaurant offers a stylish blend of daytime speciality coffee house, which merges seamlessly into a chic evening eatery. Serving mouth-watering food all day from breakfast through until dinner, menus include a wide choice of dishes with something to suit all tastes - from patisserie and pasta, to steak, seafood, burgers and fajitas. Victoria’s is a member of the Scotch Beef Club. OPEN 7 days, 9am until late. 4 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BX www.Victorias-Pitlochry.co.uk Tel:01796 472670 (Map Grid: C3) 65

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CAFE BIBA. Choose from the extensive menu of home cooked food, including soups freshly prepared every day, specials, children’s menu, fantastic main meals and deserts. New pizza menu available. For a quick snack or an evening or pre-theatre meal. Licensed Restaurant also has a large bright conservatory and outdoor area. OPEN 7 days: March to October 9.30am9pm, Winter 9.30-5pm. 40 Atholl Road, PH16 5BX Tel:01796 473294 www.cafebiba.co.uk (Map Grid: C3)

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)

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Calvine, Killiecrankie, Struan and Tummel QUEEN’S VIEW CAFE & VISITOR CENTRE. Scotland’s finest view (see page 1 detail 4) now has a state of the art cafe and visitor centre. New in 2014. The cafe offers excellent coffees and teas, homemade cakes, scones and traybakes. Ideal for a quick snack or a lite lunch. Choose from

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toasties to baked potatoes, soups, salads and sandwiches. There is a decked outdoor seating area. Learn about the Big Tree Country in the visitor centre and brouse through the shop. OPEN All year. 9am to 5pm summer. 10.00am to 4.00pm winter. Tel:01796 474188 6 miles west of Pitlochry on the B8019. PH16 5NR

THE STRUAN INN Traditional Scottish Inn with bar and restaurant. All food is freshly prepared and cooked to order. Venison and other game dishes are on the menu. Pre-booking advisable. Courtesy minibus for diners covering six-mile radius. OPEN April to Oct, Tues to Sat. Nov to March, Fri & Sat evenings only. (Closed Xmas & New Year). Calvine, near Blair Atholl PH18 5UB Tel 01796 483714 www.thestruan-inn.co.uk.

HIGHLAND FLING BUNGEE - Bungee jump 40m (132ft) from the Garry Bridge in the stunning location of Killiecrankie. The UK’s first permanent bungee platform has been open since 2011 and since then we 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

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HIGHLAND FLING QUAD BIKING - Explore the Perthshire hills by quad bike on one of our tailor made trips to suit your ability. A single session lasts around an hour and we provide helmets, overalls and gloves. Wether 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 in Kenmore & Crieff. Tel: 0345 956 9730 www.scottishquads.co.uk

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BESPOKE HIGHLAND CAR TOURS PITLOCHRY. See the fantastic Highland Perthshire Scenery and beyond in comfort with a fully insured driver/guide. He will pick you up at your accommodation and show you quiet routes and scenery, castles and distilleries. Mimimum booking 4 hrs. Sit back and let the driver take the strain. Tel 07979 412831 e/mail: rowens55@rocketmail.com RIDERS OF THE STORM, Scotland’s Equestrian Stunt Display Team & Stunt School.Your one stop in Perthshire for everything equestrian. Riding lessons now available. Lessons in vaulting, trick riding, jousting & horse boarding. 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

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. For information Tel: 0300 067 6380

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CLIMB TO THE CENTRE OF SCOTLAND. Schiehallion, at 1083 metres, is often said to lie at the centre of Scotland. A popular Munro to “bag”, with an abundance of nature to discover on the way to the summit, with the most stunning views of Rannoch and Tummel. It also played its part in history when Maskelyne used it in an experiment to help calculate the mass of the Earth back in 1774. But for those who just enjoy myths and stories, it is more fondly known as the Fairy Mountain.

THE CLACHAN. In times past, ordinary clansmen would live in thick stone walled cottages known as black houses, often consisting of a single room sometimes with a window. The hearth was in the centre of the floor, the peat smoke escaping through holes in the turf & heather covered roof. At Allean Forest (700 metres beyond Queens View), you can see one of these cottages. Car park, toilets and way marked trails. “ Forestry Commission Scotland”. THE SOLDIERS OF KILLIECRANKIE Last Saturday and Sunday each July, 11am to 5pm 30th and 31st July 2016. Meet Bonnie Dundee’s Cavalry, see Government and Jacobite troops in action, visit the living history camp and watch musket balls being made.

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Go on a Battlefield Tour, see where the government troops lined up and learn which Jacobite Highland Clan regiment stood opposite them. Kids activities. Watch traditional craft industries produce their wears, the BIG tent has activities running throughout the day. On Saturday evening don’t forget the traditional Ceilidh where individuals join in with songs, story telling, music and dance. www.SoldiersOfKilliecrankie.co.uk

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Blair Atholl and Bruar 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 6.00pm till 8.45pm daily. 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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‘FOOD IN THE PARK’ Fish & Chips, 79 Coffee House, and Pizza Restaurant - eat in or take away! A great place to start or finish your National Park Experience. Ample parking. OPEN from 11.00am until late every day from Easter to November 2017. Private garden in beautiful surroundings. Info Centre Car Park, Blair Atholl PH18 5SP Tel: 01796 481484 81

BLAIR ATHOLL CLUBHOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT is open to everyone, young and old, you don’t have to be a golfer or a member to use the facilities, which includes a pool table. Enjoy soup and a sandwich in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Stunning views over the course and to the hills of Perthshire.OPEN all year Tel: 01796 481552 Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl, PH8 5TG www.blairathollgolf.co.uk

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, hire equipment and a whole lot more! Invertilt Road, PH18 5TG Tel 01796 481552 www.blairathollgolf.co.uk 85

LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS AT FOOD IN THE PARK! Regular Live Music events throughout the summer from May to Sept. A huge, welcoming marquee with a large bar, pool table, awesome bands, delicious food and a great atmosphere! Kids and dogs welcome! Large car park. www.foodintheparklive.co.uk Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SP Tel:01796 481484

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BOTHY BAR AT THE ATHOLL ARMS HOTEL, BLAIR ATHOLL near Blair Castle. Bar meals are served all day along with Moulin Breweries real ales. Children’s play area. The Great Hall - one of Scotland’s finest public banqueting/dining halls - is available for private parties, etc. 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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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 and light lunches available. Fresh bread and baking available daily. OPEN 1st April - 31st Oct. 9.30am - 5.00pm (serving until 4.30pm) Ford Road, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SH Tel: 01796 481321 www.blairathollwatermill.co.uk

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THE STEADINGS SPA. Pool, Toddler’s pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, New Multi Gym and Waves Hair Salon (01796) 481408 for bookings. OPEN daily 8am - 8pm for members, from 10am for non members. The pool is set below “The Loft Restaurant” (01796) 481377 so why not combine a lunch and a swim. Golf Course Road, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TE Tel: 01796 481600 www.rivertiltpark.co.uk.

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BLAIR ATHOLL BIKE HIRE. Explore Highland Perthshire by bike! Perfectly situated to make the most of some of the best natural mountain bike trails in the UK. Route information, advice, trailers or child seats and even a packed lunch! All the bikes are quality, fully maintained Saracen bikes and are suitable for off and on-road cycling. To book, or for more information Tel: 01796 481500 Food in the Park cafe, Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SP www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk

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THE LOFT RESTAURANT. This small family run restaurant has built up an enviable reputation for lunches and evening meals. The presentation and quality will be long remembered. Children welcome. Terrace seating with beautiful views of the Tulloch hills on summer days. OPEN for lunch and dinner 5 days all year. (closed Mon & Tues). 7 days in main season. Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TE Tel: 01796 481377 www.theloftrestaurant.co.uk

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ATHOLL ESTATES RANGER SERVICE offers two superb booklets, which open up the area to visitors for exploration on foot or by bicycle. Way-marked Trails: This 10-page booklet provides details of 6 way-marked routes ranging from 1 mile to 10 miles through woodlands, along rivers and over heather-clad hills. Cycle Routes from Blair Atholl: This booklet highlights 4 cycle trails with a detailed area map included. Both booklets can be obtained from the Blair Atholl Information Centre (beside the Atholl Country Life Museum) in Blair Atholl. Tel: 01796 481355 BLAIR ATHOLL AREA TOURISM ASSOCIATION (BAATA) is based at the new Information Hub beside the River Tilt in Blair Atholl. The Hub provides extensive information about accommodation, places to see, things to do and details of local events hosted by BAATA during the year. A wide range of publications is available and BAATA staff may well be on hand to assist enquiries. Also in The Hub are details of an extensive programme of activities on the Atholl Estate. Visit www.blair-atholl.org.uk to find out more.

74 COURROUR RANNOCH STATION 87 ATHOLL WALK. COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM. A popular walk for experienced walkers. Scotland’s only stuffed Highland cow, Trinafour 9 miles in length (one way). Post Leave your car Office, localatharness, Canadian birch bark Rannoch Station and take the traincruck to Corrour letter, frames of 1880, Railways and the next stop up the line to Fort William (approx much more. OPEN Easter, May weekends then 10 mins). Corrour is the most remote railway daily June to end of Sept 1.30pm to 5.00pm, station in Scotland, on the also northern edge of weekday mornings from 10.00am in July & Rannoch Moor, 10 miles at least from the Aug. Blair Atholl PH18 5SP. Turn in at the White nearest tarmac road. OnceHorse. at Corrour, walk www.athollcountrylifemuseum.org eastwards on the track to the Youth Hostel the southern endFalls of Loch Ossian. Continue, 88 THE FALLS OF BRUAR.at Long have the drawn past the Hosteland androyalty along to the east of Loch visitors - travellers, poets, artists, nobility - to veering away from theInloch and cutting view the wild grandeur of theOssian Falls and their surroundings. east. Continue theDuke path,ofto the B846, turn 1787, Robert Burns wrote a poem pleading along with the along road for 1.25 miles to Rannoch Atholl to plant its banks withright trees. Onlythis after Burns’ death Make and sureScots you are properly prepared in 1796 did the Duke plant station. 60,000 larch pines. with good all weather clothing, In 1844, the mature trees enchanted Queen Victoria and footwear, food and anmarked OS Map or isgood route guide for an Prince Albert on their visit. The well route just over out. on B8079. one mile long. OPEN all year.enjoyable North of day Pitlochry

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Annually updated guide to what to do, see, where to eat, events and activities in Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland

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