The Kinnaird Estate is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area of Highland Perthshire around Dunkeld and Pitlochry
Our Favourite Restaurants
Fonab Brasserie, Pitlochry www.fonabcastlehotel.com 01796 470140
The Inn on the Tay, Grandtully www.theinnonthetay.co.uk 01887 840760
The Grandtully Hotel, www.ballintaggart.com 01887 447000
Thyme at Errichel, Aberfeldy www.errichel.co.uk/food 01887 820850
The Scottish Deli, Dunkeld www.scottish-deli.com 01350 728028
Te Taybank, Dunkeld www.thetaybank.co.uk 01350 677123
There are a number of walks around the Estate and further afield there are lovely scenic walks at the Falls of Bruar, the Hermitage, The Birks of Aberfeldy or the famous ancient battleground at the Killiecrankie Pass.
Loch Tay and the Scottish Crannog Centre and also worth exploring www.crannog.co.uk.
The quiet country roads around Kinnaird are perfect for cycling whether you are a cycling enthusiast or just want to enjoy a leisurely day out in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. Kinnaird Estate is close to Cycle Route 7 from Glasgow to Inverness, which goes along Loch Tay, through Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and on up to Blair Atholl and Killicrankie and Cycle Route 77 from Dundee to Pitlochry which travels through Perth before heading up beside the Tay to Dunkeld and Pitlochry. Both of these routes offer great cycling in lovely countryside, not too hilly with lots of interesting sites along the way. Both can be made into day trips by returning on the same route or making a circular route on quiet roads. We are also close to the route of the annual Etape Caledonia road race. There are a number of bike operators in Highland Perthshire where you can hire bikes, obtain bike route advice and also have your bicycle serviced and repaired. See www.cyclehighlandperthshire.com for more information.
Aberfeldy Golf Club
www.aberfeldy-golfclub.co.uk Telephone 01887 820535
A beautiful parkland 18-hole course in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club
www.dunkeldandbirnamgolfclub.co.uk Telephone 01350 727524
Often regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in Highland Perthshire, the course has a magnificent heathland setting on a hillside above the historic town of Dunkeld.
Strathtay Golf Club
www.strathtaygolfclub.com Telephone 01887 840493 or 07713088162
A 9-hole 18-tee wooded parkland course with a mix of flat holes and some reasonably hilly ones, providing a varied challenge to your round.
Pitlochry Golf Club
www.pitlochrygolf.co.uk Telephone 01796 472334
Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Pitlochry is one of Scotland’s most scenic inland courses with sweeping views of the Tummel Valley.
The Blairgowrie Golf Club
www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk Telephone 01250 872622
Two beautiful 18-hole championship courses and a 9-hole ‘Wee Course’ situated about 15 miles north of Perth.
www.standrews.com Telephone 01334 466718 or 01334 466666
A little further afield but well worth the drive of approximately an hour and a quarter are the championship links courses of St Andrews, including the iconic Old Course.
And just 7 miles from St Andrews is the picturesque Kingsbarns Golf Links www.kingsbarns.com. Telephone 01334 460860.
White Water Rafting
Various water based activities are available on Perthshire’s rivers – white water rafting, canyoning and river tubing. For further information, contact Nae Limits, based in Ballinluig, at www.naelimits.co.uk or telephone 01796 482600.
Blair Castle Trekking Centre is located north of Kinnaird, off the A9 at Blair Atholl, and within the grounds of the castle itself. The centre offers hourly or daily treks, hacking and pony rides. For further information, please call 01796 481568 or contact www.blaircastletrekking.co.uk.
Phoenix Falconry near Gleneagles, Auchterarder, offers the opportunity to fly and handle an amazing and diverse collection of birds.
For more information contact www.scottishfalconry.co.uk or call 01764 682823.
Local Distillery Visits
For information on all the Distilleries of Perthshire, visit www.perthshirewhisky.co.uk. Those closest to Kinnaird are:
Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry
One of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, Edradour produces a Highland single malt whisky.
Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy
Home to a selection of Dewar’s whiskies, including the Aberfeldy Single Malt, Dewars World of Whisky Visitor Centre includes a cafe and a gift shop.
Bell’s Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry
This is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland, producing the signature malt of the best selling Scotch in the UK.
Located just outside of Crieff. Reputedly the oldest Distillery in Scotland.
The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience
Easter Elchies, Craigellachie AB38 9RX, a little further afield, but well worth the trip.
Advanced booking is recommended. Tel 01340 872280
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Scotland’s ‘Theatre in the Hills’ offers an exciting year round programme of theatre, touring companies and music. Its unique repertoire system allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week with two on matinee days. For further information contact www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com or call the box office on 01796 484626.
Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
The Birks Cinema is an amazing rural cinema showing the latest films with a spacious 100-seat auditorium and state of the art projection and sound. Owned by the community, the Birks is a must-visit venue to see a film or relax over coffee and cake. For further information contact www.birkscinema.co.uk or call 01887 822845.
Blair Castle – At Blair Atholl, approx. 25 minutes by car. www.blair-castle.co.uk
Glamis Castle - At Glamis, Angus, approx. 50 minutes by car. www.glamis-castle.co.uk
Scone Palace – Near Perth, approx. 30 minutes by car. www.scone-palace.co.uk
Castle Menzies – Near Aberfeldy, approx. 30 minutes by car. www.menzies.org
Dunkeld – approx. 15 minutes by car
Pitlochry – approx. 20 minutes by car
Aberfeldy – approx. 20 minutes by car
Perth – approx. 30 minutes by car
Blair Atholl, The House of Bruar – approx. 30 minutes by car