What to See and Do Locally

The historic village of Dunkeld lies to the south of Highland Perthshire and benefits from spectacular scenery with plenty to see and do. Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, wildlife watching or visiting historical sites there is something for everyone. The famous Blair Atholl Castle lies to the north the vibrant town of Pitlochry is just 10 miles away. As well as our own quad treks and Land Rover Experiences, there are plenty of exciting activities on the doorstep.

For further information about what to do and where to stay, please see the Dunkeld and Birnam Tourist Association website.

The Birnam Arts Centre
“The Institute”, as it is known locally, is a thriving multi-purpose community and cultural hub providing arts, conferencing and entertainment facilities for the local community and beyond. Run on a not-for-profit basis, Birnam Arts encompasses the family-friendly and ever-popular Foyer Cafe, Potter’s Junction Gift Shop and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition whilst producing a vibrant and critically acclaimed Arts & Events Programme.

Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve
From early April to late August, the star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys, which nest just 150 metres from the observation hide. Get closer to the ospreys with binoculars, telescopes and live video footage, and spot red squirrels, woodpeckers and other woodland birds from the viewing window. Interactive displays help bring the story of Loch of the Lowes to life and there are regular family events throughout the year. 

Blair Castle
Blair Castle is a 5 star visitor attraction which lies at the heart of Atholl Estates, one of Scotland’s best known Highland estates. It is situated in Blair Atholl at the north-bound entrance to the Cairngorm National Park. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story told here will take you from a visit by Mary Queen of Scots to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to the disaster of Culloden following Bonnie Prince Charlie’s own stay in the castle. You’ll hear how the lucky inheritance of a smuggler-infested island helped turn the castle into a comfortable home, and learn how Queen Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of Europe’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. There are 30 rooms on full display.

Walking and Cycling
Highland Perthshire benefits from many wonderful walks and cycle routes, use the Highland Perthshire website to help you plan.

The Hermitage and Braan Walk – Dunkeld

Land Rover Experience Scotland

A fun-filled off-road driving adventure. Experience the thrill of off-road driving in the latest Land Rover models.


The junior Land Rover off-road driving experience for 11-17 year olds. Let your kids take the driving seat!

Quad TrekAdventures

Fun on four wheels in the great outdoors, for families, couples and small groups, whatever the weather!

Highland Offroad Training

Keep your employees safe with 4×4 and ATV driver training, accredited through Lantra, BORDA and Land Rover Experience
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