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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

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 6

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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 3

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, 9am - 6pm 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). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland 5 PITLOCHRY FESTIVAL

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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

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

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Attracting over 100,000 visitors each year, PFT is a unique, theatrical phenomenon. From May-Dec choose from: • Chicago: The smash-hit Broadway musical • Little Voice: Hilarious, moving musical comedy • Quality Street: A charming, period drama • Travesties: A clever & chaotic comedy • Before The Party: A stylish, sharp satire • The Last Witch: A powerful & poetic Scottish thriller • The Wizard Of Oz: A sparkling, festive feel-good musical based on the iconic film PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com • 01796 484626 (Map Grid: C3)

Plus: Café & Restaurant,Shop, Gallery, Explorers garden, Concerts, talks, tours, workshops & family activities! Pop into the Box Office, open everyday. PH16 5DR 8

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.blairatholdistillery.com for up to date opening times. Mash Tun Bar open daily. Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5LY Tel 01796 482003 (Map Grid: D3) e.mail blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com

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 finest local produce. NEW - Meet the Highland Cows. www.tasteperthshire.co.uk | Open 7 days - 8am to 8pm

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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 12

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 Carvery! 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 13

A destination venue, HABITAT CAFE has won numerous national awards including Best Espresso, National Tea Accolade, and the BSA’s Overall Best Experience. Detour to Aberfeldy to experience their barista’s work. Craft beer menu in 2018. Free wifi. Dog-friendly. 1 The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD www.habitatcafe.co.uk

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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 16

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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.” Booking essential. Stay * Dine * Celebrate * Create* Shop www.errichel.co.uk Tel: 01887 820850. Crieff Rd, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EL

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MONESS RESORT is just minutes from Aberfeldy town centre. As well as a 26-bedroom four-star country house hotel with an attractive array of cottages in the manicured grounds, it offers fine dining in the Flemmyng Restaurant with knowledgeable and friendly staff to assist with the wine and menu choices. The Terrace offers a less formal setting with bistro style furniture and is an ideal choice for a lighter or a more informal meal. Family-friendly, the menu features a range of tasty snacks & meals as well as tea, coffee & refreshments. OPEN to non-residents. Why not visit one of the four Spa Therapy rooms to enjoy complete relaxation & indulgence with a wonderful range of Beauty & Complementary Therapies. Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DY Tel: 01887 822112 www.moness.com

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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 19

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. Book private trips for families, friends & groups. sarah@weeadventures.com Tel: 07780 675859, www.weeadventures.com 20

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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 and 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

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 22

HIGHLAND CHOCOLATIER IAIN BURNETT Take one of the new audio guided Chocolate Tastings by Scotland’s most awarded Master Chocolatier. Taste Iain’s Velvet Truffles which have twice received Best Truffle in the World by world class chefs, sommeliers and food experts. Visit the small Chocolate Exhibition, browse the elegant gifts and artisan Chocolate Shop and experience the luxurious Chocolate Lounge serving Iain’s renowned Hot Chocolate, cakes and coffee. Open 7 days in Grandtully (between Aberfeldy & Pitlochry) PH9 0PL Tel: 01887 840775 online order service: www.HighlandChocolatier.com

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DEWAR’S ABERFELDY DISTILLERY. Discover Tayside’s ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ (Scottish Thistle Awards). 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

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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 at the same time. 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

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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

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THE SCOTTISH CRANNOG CENTRE. Five star heritage attraction featuring an authentic Iron Age loch-dwelling. Guided tours, exhibits, hands-on ancient crafts and activities. Gift shop. Refreshments. Regular special events, see web site. OPEN DAILY 2018: 31st March 30th Oct. 10am - 5.30pm; last tour 4.15pm, 31st Oct 10am - 4.00pm. Kenmore, Loch Tay, PH15 2HY. www.crannog.co.uk Tel. 01887 830583. 29

MAINS OF TAYMOUTH STABLES, KENMORE. All are welcome from beginners to experienced riders (min age 4 years) * Lessons with BHSAI Instructor * Pony rides * Family rides * 1 hour & 2 hour Treks (along woodland paths) under the supervision of a professional and enthusiastic team. Tel: 07712 321903 or email:taymouthstables@yahoo.co.uk 30

Nestled on the banks of Loch Tay, TAYMOUTH MARINA, an awardwinning luxury self-catering resort, is one of Scotland’s most beautiful awardwinning retreats. Boasting 25 different rental properties, some including a hot tub and/or being pet friendly, the ultimate escape for family’s or couples awaits. Play water sports or even visit the Crannog Centre. After exploring the area, wind down and enjoy a delicious meal from their restaurant which sources only the best of Scottish produce. Book today to avoid disappointment. Take advantage of the award-winning, THE HOT BOX LOCHSIDE SAUNA, one of its kind. With panoramic views over Loch Tay. OPEN 7 days all year Taymouth Marina, Kenmore, Perthshire, PH15 2HW Tel: 01887 830216

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KARELIA HOUSE CRAFT & COFFEE SHOP is Scotland’s Crafting destination. Selling a range of leading Yarn, Fabrics, Accessories, Brother Sewing machines, craft courses throughout the year and much more - a crafter’s paradise! Try the delicious cakes & home made light lunches in front of the wood burning stoves. OPEN Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Keltneyburn, by Aberfeldy PH15 2LS Tel: 01887 822027 www.kareliahouse.co.uk 35

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.

28 MAINS OF TAYMOUTH COUNTRY ESTATE AND GOLF COURSE e m o lc e W Visitors 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 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 32

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.

THE COURTYARD BAR & BRASSERIE. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and service in either the bar, restaurant or outside decking area. Serving food daily with something for everyone. Dogs welcome. OPEN daily 9.00am - 11.00pm (food 9.00pm) Kenmore, PH15 2HN. Tel: 01887 830886 www.taymouth.co.uk/restaurant 36

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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.

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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 39

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. 40

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.

38 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. Castle OPEN April to end Oct. Tearoom and gift Shop OPEN May to Sept. Adults £7.00 Conc. £5.50 Children £3.00 Family £17.00. Castle available for weddings, functions and concerts. 1mile West of Aberfeldy on the B846. PH15 2JD. Tel: 01887 820982 www.castlemenzies.org

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

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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 44

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 maintain their reputation for quality goods. From unique deerskin items to designer label leather goods; moccasins to wallets and quality handbags. Complimenting the leather goods are beautiful Scottish accessories, outwear & gifts. 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

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. OPEN Mar - Oct, 10am to 5pm. Nov - Feb, Fri to Sun only 10.30am - 4pm. Hides 24hrs. Adults £4.00 (Conc £3.50) Family £7.50. Children 50p. SWT members free. A923, off A9 2 mls from Dunkeld PH8 OHH. Tel:01350 727337. www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

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DUNKELD AND BIRNAM WALKS LEAFLET. Highlights eight way-marked trails, including a map, covering a total of nearly 36 miles of paths and tracks in the countryside surrounding Dunkeld, Birnam, Inver and Fungarth. The countryside is noted for its flora, places of interest and associations with the famous fiddler Neil Gow, the writer Beatrix Potter and the naturalist Charles Macintosh. The leaflets are available from the Information Centre in Dunkeld.

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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)

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HEATHERGEMS VIEWING GALLERY AND SHOP. Handcrafted from the stems of Scottish heather. Watch as the stems are cleaned, dyed various colours, compressed together & fashioned into unique jewellery by skilled crafts people. No two Heathergems are the same making it a very individual, personal gift. Free entry. Behind tourist centre. 22 Atholl Road PH16 5BX OPEN 7 days 9am-5pm T. 01796 474391 heathergems.com

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 52

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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. Stockists of Johnston of Elgin Cashmere. Also a 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) 55

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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.

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)

Golf Course Road, PH16 5QY www.PitlochryGolf.co.uk Tel: 01796 472792 (Map Grid: B1)

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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. Largest selection of lambswool scarves £9.99 ea or 2 for £18. Souvenirs to suit all budgets. OPEN 7 days all year. Mail order service. 129 Atholl Road PH16 5AG Tel: 01796 473971 www.thescottishshopdirect.co.uk (MapGrid:A3)

Tel: 01796 472358 14 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BS

PITLOCHRY GOLF OPEN TO EVERYONE *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 practise 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.

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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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)

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)

VERANDAH RESTAURANT AT THE ATHOLL PALACE. The Restaurant is famed for its stunning views over the Tummel Valley. A growing reputation for the quality of the cuisine is now established, using the very best of local produce. OPEN 7 days from 12.30pm to 5pm Mon - Fri and 1pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, for lunches and light meals and afternoon tea. Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5LX Tel: 01796 472400 www.athollpalace.com (Map Grid: D2)

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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) HIGHLAND NIGHTS Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. Mondays, 28th May to 3rd Sept 7.30pm Gates open 7.00pm. Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. Adults £7 Children £1. www.highlandnight.co.uk (Map Grid: C3)

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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)

61 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 (Map Grid: D1)

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HETTIE’S AWARD WINNING TEAROOM is a haven of all things tasty!! Breakfasts-Coffees-Lunches-Afternoon Tea. New for 2018 - The Pitlochry Cheesecake Co at Hettie’s. OPEN 7 days. 93 - 95 Atholl Road, PH16 5AB. Tel: 01796 473991. Check website for times: www.hetties-teas.co.uk (Map Grid: B3) 65

CARGILLS CLUBHOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT with panoramic views of Ben-Y-Vrackie and the Golf Course. Sunday lunch from 12-4pm. Wednesday Pie Night, Fish Friday, Saturday Sizzler. OPEN MarchNov 8am-10pm every day. Mid Nov-Feb, sun-thur 9-5pm, fri & sat 9-8pm. Golf Course Rd, PH16 5QY. www.pitlochryrestaurant. co.uk Tel: 01796 472334 (Map Grid: B1)

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) 69

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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)

70 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 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. Winners of Country Pub of the Year & Scottish Bar of the Year in 2017, 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, Pitlochry, PH16 5BH Tel: 01796 474020 (Map Grid: B2)

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60 VICTORIA’S RESTAURANT Located on the main street of Pitlochry in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Victoria’s has been welcoming locals & visitors to Pitlochry for over 20 years. 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. 4 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BX www.Victorias-Pitlochry.co.uk Tel: 01796 472670 (Map Grid: C3)

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 64

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 include tea or coffee. 2 course £13 & 3 course £15. Outside seating, ideal for dog owners. Separate smokers area. OPEN 7 days all year 10am -11pm. Ferry Road. PH16 5DD. Tel: 01796 470 000 (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, 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 62

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PRINCE OF INDIA TANDOORI RESTAURANT. 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 non-curry eaters in the party). Great value 3-course lunch £7.95, children under 12 eat for £4.95, 12noon to 4.00pm (2pm winter). Main menu 5pm to 11pm.

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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)

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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HIGHLAND EXPLORATION specialises in personal tours. Skipper guide Duncan has had many years experience working as a deer ranger/land manager & is very passionate about nature & the countryside. See & learn about the clans, Jacobites, crofters, folklore, wildlife & landscape of Rannoch, from his cabin RIB on Loch Rannoch or by Land Rover or on foot. T:07795245748 www.highlandexploration.com

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

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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 BESPOKE HIGHLAND CAR TOURS PITLOCHRY. Tour the beautiful Highland Perthshire scenery and beyond in comfort, with your own driver/guide, who has nearly two decades of experience in Scottish tourism. All tours are personalised to your requirements and interests. With a wealth of local knowledge to make your tour memorable.

QUEEN’S VIEW CAFE & VISITOR CENTRE. Scotland’s finest view view with its amazing cafe and gift shop, along with a state of the art forestry commission 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 9am till 6pm April till October and 10am till 4pm November till March. Tel:01796 474188 6 miles west of Pitlochry on the B8019. PH16 5NR

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THE STRUAN INN. Traditional Scottish Inn with bar and restaurant just off the A9. Beer garden and ample parking. Fresh produce, seasonal menus and fantastic Sunday lunch. Courtesy minibus for diners covering six-mile radius. OPEN Spring/summer, Tues to Sun. Winter, Wed to Sun (Closed Xmas & New Year). Calvine, near Blair Atholl PH18 5UB Tel 01796 483714 www.thestruan-inn.co.uk.

Visit castles, distilleries, gardens, ancient monuments and stunning scenery, with a fully insured Driver/Guide. (Retired Qualified Police class 1 driver), Minimum booking 4hrs, 1 - 4 people. Tel 07979 412831 or 01796 473934 e/mail. rowens55@rocketmail.com

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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.

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 THE SOLDIERS OF KILLIECRANKIE The Battle of Killiecrankie was the first Jacobite battle, it took place on the 27th July 1689, a major victory for the highland clans. It was where hand grenades were first used on the British mainland, it was the last battle in which

the large two handed sword, of William Wallace’s fame was used. It was one of the first modern battles with the mass deployment of flint lock muskets and plug bayonets. Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July 2018, from 11am to 5pm. Meet Bonnie Dundee’s Cavalry, see Government and Jacobite troops in action, visit the living history camp and go on a Battlefield Tour. Lots of kids activities. www.SoldiersOfKilliecrankie.co.uk

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SegwayEcosse. Glide 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. Escorted tours from Blair Castle Caravan Park. T:0845 548 2270 www.segway-ecosse.com 80

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 82

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

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 30th March - 31st Oct. 9.30am - 4.45pm (serving until 4.30pm) Ford Road, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SH Tel: 01796 481321 www.blairathollwatermill.co.uk 81

LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS AT FOOD IN THE PARK! Regular Live Music events throughout the summer from March to Oct. 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. Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SP Tel:01796 481484 www.foodintheparklive.co.uk

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BLAIR ATHOLL BIKE HIRE. A range of quality mountain bikes and equipment for hire. Bike trails, on and off road on the doorstep. Perfectly situated to explore more than 50 miles of paths & tracks through forests in the stunning glens of Cairngorms National Park. Find them in Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl. T:0845 548 2270 www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk

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THE STEADINGS SPA. Pool, Toddler’s pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room and New Multi Gym. 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. (Lodges and caravans for sale)

84 ‘FOOD IN THE PARK’ Award winning “UK Top 20 Fish & Chip Restaurant of the year” plus a Coffee House and Pizza Restaurant - eat in or take away! Ample parking. OPEN from 11.00am until late every day from Easter to November 2018. Live music every Fri & Sat night! Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl PH18 5SP Tel: 01796 481484

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

SCOTTISH CRAFT BEER CENTRE. Tap into your heritage with Scotland’s largest range of Scottish craft beer, cider and gin all under one roof! Peruse their selection of over 90 different drinks in their informative drinks menu and either sample them there or take them home to enjoy! Museum Car Park, Blair Atholl, PH18 5SP Tel:01796 481484 www.scottishcraftbeercentre.co.uk

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THE FALLS OF BRUAR. Long have the Falls drawn visitors - travellers, poets, artists, nobility and royalty - to view the wild grandeur of the Falls and their surroundings. In 1787, Robert Burns wrote a poem pleading with the Duke of Atholl to plant its banks with trees. Only after Burns’ death in 1796 did the Duke plant 60,000 larch and Scots pines. In 1844, the mature trees enchanted Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on their visit. The well marked route is just over one mile long. OPEN all year. North of Pitlochry on B8079.

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ATHOLL COUNTRY LIFE MUSEUM. Scotland’s only stuffed Highland cow, Trinafour Post Office, local harness, Canadian birch bark letter, cruck frames of 1880, Railways & much more. OPEN Good Fri to Easter Mon 1.30pm to 5pm, May, Sat & Sun 1.30 to 5pm. June, every day 1.30pm to 5pm. July & Aug everyday 10am to 5pm. Sept & Oct 12 noon to 4pm. Blair Atholl PH18 5SP. www.athollcountrylifemuseum.co.uk

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

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2018 Explore Pitlochry Tourist Guide with maps  

Visitor guide to the Pitlochry area with maps, which include the surrounding towns of Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Blair Atholl, Rannoch and Kenmore...

2018 Explore Pitlochry Tourist Guide with maps  

Visitor guide to the Pitlochry area with maps, which include the surrounding towns of Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Blair Atholl, Rannoch and Kenmore...

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