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A - Z of Activities


Here is our A - Z of suggested activities and places to visit, which will suit a variety of ages and groups.
Suggestions from easy walks to getting "wet 'n' wilde"!

All suggested activities are based either on our doorstep or a maximum of approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours from the Atholl Palace.
If you require any further information, or wish to book some of our suggested activities, please contact our Activities Desk on 01796 473777 or email activities@athollpalace.com

Blair Castle
Blair Castle
located only 8 miles north of Pitlochry this magnificent ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl is Scotland’s most visited historic house and the home of the Atholl Highlanders, Europe’s only remaining private army. Visit their website for details of their special interest tours such as "Behind Closed Doors" or "Bug World" with one of the castles' Rangers.
Churches
Churches
Dunkeld
Dunkeld
Just over 13 miles south of Pitlochry, you will find a variety of walks, namely the Hermitage, and the river walk by the Cathedral where you will be see an abundance of flora and flauna. The Beatrix Potter garden and museum in Birnam, Dunkeld with a trail of hidden sculptures and a small but charming museum where you can hang up Mrs. Tiggy Winkles washing and hide Peter Rabbit from Mr. MacGregor.
Fishing
Fishing
Fish in the little-known hidden gem, the River Tummel, for the elusive Scottish Spring Salmon, or in a loch nearby for wild brown trout.
Golf
Golf
With Pitlochry being the geographical centre of Scotland, where better to stay to have access to many of the fantastic golf courses in Scotland, and we have around 17 courses all within 1 hour of the Atholl Palace.
House of Bruar
House of Bruar
is Scotland’s most prestigious country store and, for many, no trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to ‘The Home of Country Clothing’. The annual November sale is a must for that great bargain!
Horse Riding and Pony Trekking
Horse Riding and Pony Trekking
Can either be booked with Blair Castle or Loch Tay Equestrian Centre where you can enjoy everything from pony rides for small children, to exhilarating rides into the hills or splashing through the shallows of Loch Tay.
Jogging
Jogging
We have a variety of jogging routes around our gardens and estate - you can "Map of gardens showing specimen trees and walks" download a pdf version of our route map or request a copy from the hotel reception or the Activities Desk.
Tennis
Tennis
Our four all weather courts are the setting for the annual 'Tennis Championships of the Highlands', the second oldest tennis tournament in Scotland. We have some racquets and tennis balls at reception for you to borrow - a small deposit is required.Tennis lessons may be available and a week long tennis summer school for children runs during some summer months.
Cycling
Cycling
Why not get "dropped at the top" by Highland Adventure Safaris and enjoy a 2 - 4 hour bike ride through spectacular scenery? About 100 yards from the Atholl Palace entrance is Perthshire's most dynamic bike shop, where you can hire bikes, tandems, tag-along's and any required equipment. Kevin or Malcolm will also be able to give you route maps and suggest a route which suits your abilities.A Bike Storage facility is also availabile in the centre of Pitlochry.- for the really adventurous! Nae Limits a local company who we recommend, pride themselves at being top of the canyonning game, it is NOT GORGE WALKING, their canyons involve ropes, harnesses and jumps !
Dam and Fishladder
Dam and Fishladder
Pitlochry Dam is home to the famous Salmon Ladder where the fish may be seen in the viewing chamber during their ascent past Pitlochry Dam.
Edradour Distillery
Edradour Distillery
Take a leisurely walk through the hotel grounds to the smallest working distillery in Scotland "Edradour". Once you have enjoyed the free tour, why not sample the water of life?
Funicular Railway and Cairngorm National Park
Funicular Railway and Cairngorm National Park
Is located approximately 56 miles north of Pitlochry and is a must for anyone looking for a taste of mountains, wildlife and scenery in Scotland. Take a trip on the Funicular Railway for fantastic views over the Cairngorm National Park - you might be lucky and have some snow!
Games Room
Games Room
In the Atholl Palace Hotel with Pool Table (cues and balls available to borrow). There is also a Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and X-box 360 and a few games, but you may like to bring your own games and extra controllers.
Highland Adventure Safaris
Highland Adventure Safaris
Operating within 250,000 acres of Highland Perthshire Estate, Highland Safaris offer a unique range of Safari products combining breathtaking scenery, Scottish heritage and inspirational adventure. Let us pre-book your activity with HAS to avoid disappointment as availability becomes very limited
Innes'
Innes'
Gardening skills can be viewed all around the hotel's 48 acres. Visit the Japanese Garden, the specimen trees planted over 120 years ago or the herb garden to admire the constant work which takes place in the estate
Kincraig Wildlife Park
Kincraig Wildlife Park
a great place to visit for both the young and old alike. This park situated at Kincraig, Kingussie is a real experience of Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park. Only a 50 mile drive from the hotel.
Pitch 'n' Putt
Pitch 'n' Putt
Situated on our hotel grounds our 9 hole Pitch 'n' Putt, is a short walk through the woods. Obtain your score card, putters and golf balls at reception, and enjoy a friendly game or practice before your sample many of the delightful golf courses in Perthshire. Many of the golf courses are James Braid designs, renowned for their sympathetic placement within spectacular landscapes.