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Things to do locally near the Cuil an Daraich Guest House

There is lots to see and do locally whatever your interested in, here are a few suggestions of places to visit locally during your stay.

Some attractions may be operating differently due to Covid, best to check opening times etc. 


In Pitlochry

Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Fantastic theatre with a variety of shows throughout the year.

Hydroelectric Dam and Salmon Ladder – Discover the power of hydro electricity. Read more…

Black Spout Walk – Popular short walk, 190ft waterfall, ending at a distillery.

Blair Atholl Distillery – One of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.

Pitlochry Putting Green – Ideal for all the family. 

Pitlochry Golf Course – One of golf’s world wide hidden gems.

Edradour Distillery – World renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland.

Pitlochry and Moulin Heritage Centre – Fantastic exhibition of local information, memorabilia, photographs & history of the area.

Moulin Brewery – Small craft brewery producing real ales.


West of Cuil an Daraich

Highland Safari – Award winning safaris and adventure activities, plus a great cafe.

St Mary’s Church – A magical, must see church.

The Birks of Aberfeldy  – Really beautiful, interesting circular walk.

Castle Menzies – Spectacular, historic 16th century castle.

Cluny Gardens – Best place to see red squirrels in Perthshire & stunning gardens.

Fortingall & The Yew Tree – The Fortingall Yew is at the geographical heart of Scotland, thought to be one of Europe’s oldest living things.

Loch Tay – Enjoy a drive round this scenic loch. Lots of interesting places, cafes etc along the way.

The Crannog Centre – Find out all about these ancient water dwellings.

Rannoch Railway Station & Tearoom – World famous railway station on the edge of Rannoch Moor.



House of Bruar – country clothing & brilliant food hall.

Falls of Bruar – walk featuring really stunning waterfalls and gorge.

Blair Castle – currently only ground and gardens open

Queen’s View – views fit for a queen, visitor centre, cafe & walks.



The Hermitage – Various walks,  see Ossian’s Hall, towering Douglas Firs, spectacular waterfall and picturesque folly.



Logierait Woods – Great walk on our doorstep.

Loch Faskally & Salmon Ladder – Starting from Pitlochry or Faskally Wood.

Craigower – Starting from Pitlochry, great views from high up on the hillside.

Ben Vrackie – Almost a Munro, really spectacular views from the top.

Schehallion – Our local Munro, fairly easy one with good footpaths.

Meall na Leitreach – Favourite of ours, great views of Loch Garry and surrounding hills.

Perthshire has many fantastic walks with spectacular views, great information on the Walk Highlands website.

Tay Forest Park – Tall trees and big views, including the Pine Cone viewpoint! Downloadable map.


Outdoor Activities

Nae Limits – Water, land and adventure activities for all ages.

Splash – White water rafting, canyoning & paintball etc.

Highland Fling Bungee – Bungee Jump, zip-wires and many more activities over River Garry etc.

Boating Pond Pitlochry – Water sports, fishing, mountain bikes and great cafe.

Bike Trax @ Highland Safaris – Mountain bike skills loop.

Mountain Bike Trails – Huge amount of excellent routes locally. 


Annual Events

Pitlochry Highland Games – Traditional Scottish Highland Games.

The Enchanted Forest – Scotland’s premier sound and light show, not to be missed! Read more…

Winter Words Festival – Held mid February, the very best writers, authors, journalists and sportsmen tell you their stories.

New Years Day Street Party – Join thousands celebrating the new year in style.


The Pine Cone View Point 

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Our eating out page has info for local cafes and restaurants.