Local Activities

Things To See and Do in Perthshire

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Perthshire is famous for its wildlife.   At the Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld, there is a popular Osprey observation point.   Highland Adventure Safaris near Aberfeldy has a huge range of wildlife experiences, from dawn safaris to bike trails.

Water Rafting

Perthshire is also famous for serious outdoor activities from white water rafting, cliff jumping and quad biking.  Nae Limits north of Dunkeld will look after you.   If you are brave, there is the Killiecrankie bungee jump.   Scottish Quads are based just up the road near Almuree, and run quad biking, and a whole host of other activities.   Exciting times in challenging country.

Fancy doing a bit of walking?   Perthshire has a great range of walks from easy lowground to the more challenging Munros.    Walkhighlands has lots on information and advice.

For all things cycling, including bike hire is available here and check for information on a huge range of Activities available to do in Perthshire


Scotland is the Home of Golf and Perthshire has many beautiful golf courses, large and small.  Lots of details about each course and how to play.

As far as the Arts goes, Perthshire is stuffed with galleries and the annual Open Perthshire Studios week takes place every September.   Pitlochry Festival Theatre has a busy summer programme, but also runs most of the year, as does Birnam Arts Centre.   Horsecross in Perth has a programme to suit all tastes from major orchestras, stand-up comedians to high drama in the theatre.

There is a thriving local music scene, in pubs like the Taybank at Dunkeld, and some interesting bands over at the Green hotel in Kinross.   Music festivals include Rewind and Perth Festival of the Arts.

If you fancy a flutter, Perth Racecourse is always provides plenty of excitement, as does the Blair Atholl Horse Trials in August.

Still stuck for something to do?  Check out these folk at Small City Big Personality for some great ideas.

And now we have a weekly recipe with tips on where to buy local quality ingredients.  Perfect for planning self-catering meals.


Lovely comfortable well located cottage with wonderful views and more. Some amazing things to see and do from palaces to castles to the windy country roads with views as far as the eye can see.
R, V, H and G – Barnsley August 2016                                                                                                                                                                   We have had a lovely stay – Thank you.   The cottage has been a real home from home.  A great location with a superb view over Perthshire.   The welcome tray was a thoughtful touch – we will be back.                      Family Y – Aberdeenshire – February 2017                                                                                                                                                          We arrived to a wonderful surprise                                                        A beautiful view and vast blue skies                                                      Red squirrels emerged to feed from the lovely wood                            And all kind of birds – this location’s so good                                          A cottage so comfortable and everything to hand                                  How we have loved it – this holiday’s been grand.                                   M and D G from Lincolnshire  May 2017