Places to Visit
Dewars World of Whisky, guided tours of the distillery tour where you can see the Aberfeldy spirit being produced and afterwards, the chance to taste a selection of whiskies in the nosing and tasting bar. There is also an innovative and interactive exhibition which keeps kids entertained, outside the adventure continues with a nature trial. Coffee shop & Whisky shop.
Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EB Tel: 01887 822010
Castle Menzies, 16th century castle, seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years, Bonnie Prince Charlie rested on his way to Culloden in 1746. Castle Menzies stands north of the River Tay at Weem on the B846, one and half miles from Aberfeldy Open from 1st April (or Easter) to mid October. 10.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sundays, 2 - 5 p.m.) Admission charge.
Weem, Aberfeldy, PH15 2JD Tel: 01887 820982
The Scottish Crannog Centre, 5 star visitor attraction and educational centre. Walk over water into the Iron age on your tour of the crannog. Open daily 1st April to 31st October & on weekends in November. Admission charge.
Kenmore, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy PH15 2HY Tel: 01887 830583
Glengoulandie Country Park, located at the foot of Schiehallion in magnificent scenery they have a fantastic herd of red deer, including White Stags. Visitors can walk or drive around the park, if your own vehicle isn't suited to the terrain then you can hire their 4 x 4. For fishing enthusiasts they have a small loch, stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout, permits and fly rod hire can be obtained from the coffee shop. Coffee shop serves homemade traditional Scottish dishes for lunch or enjoy coffee and cakes. Open from easter through to October. Admission £2 adults, under 14's free.
A827, Foss, Nr Pitlochry, PH16 5NL Tel: 01887 830495
Dunkeld Cathedral, located on the banks of the River Tay, the cathedral contains a fine effigy of the ‘Wolf of Badenoch’ (Robert III’s brother).
In the village of Dunkeld of the A9
Blair Castle, magnificent ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl; one of the first private homes to open to the public in Scotland. Lovely gardens and grounds, a ruined Celtic Kirk and a woodland adventure playground for kids. Open daily 1st April to 30st October 9.30am-5.30pm. Admission charge.
Just off A9 at Blair Atholl, 7 miles north of Pitlochry, PH18 5TL Tel: 01796 481207
Queen’s View, one of the most famous views in Scotland across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion. Queen Victoria took tea here in 1866, but the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabel first wife of Robert the Bruce. Visitor Centre, Tay Forest Park, Pitlochry PH16 5NR, Tel: 01350 727284 Open daily Apr – Oct 10am – 6pm
Drummond Castle Gardens, ‘One of the finest formal gardens in Europe.’ Gardens are open Easter weekend, 1st May to 31st October daily 1pm – 6pm. Admission charge.
Muthill, Crieff PH5 2AA Tel: 01764 681433
Glamis Castle, famed as being the childhood home of the Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Open Mar to Oct 10am – 6pm, Nov to Dec 10.30am – 4.30pm. Admission charge.
Glamis, Angus, DD8 1RJ, 5 miles from Forfar & 12 miles from Dundee Tel: 01307 840393
Scone Palace, where Kings of Scotland including Robert the Bruce, were crowned – many atop the fabled Stone of Destiny. 5 star visitor attraction Scone Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland. Open daily 1st April to 31st October. Grounds are open each Friday 10am – 4pm during winter (Nov-Apr). Adventure playground & Maze. Admission charge.
2 miles north of Perth on the A93 Tel: 01738 552300
Loch Leven Castle, securely located on Castle Island in Loch Leven where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprissioned for almost a year before her dramatice escape. Open Apr – Sept, Mon to Sun 9.30am – 5.30pm, last sailing 1hr before crossing. Admission includes return boat trip. Kinross & Angus, KY13 8UF Tel: 07778 040483
For more information on places to visit go to www.historic-scotland.gov.uk