Things to do locally near the Cuil an Daraich Guest House
There is lots to see and do locally in Highland Perthshire for all age groups and interests, here are a few suggestions of places to visit locally during your stay.
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April 2022 – still best to check current opening times of places you wish to visit.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Fantastic theatre with a variety of shows throughout the year.
Black Spout Walk – Popular short walk, 190ft waterfall, ending at a distillery.
Blair Atholl Distillery – One of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.
Heather Gems – Sustainable jewlerry made using hand harvested heather.
Pitlochry Putting Green – Ideal for all the family.
Pitlochry Golf Course – One of golf’s world wide hidden gems.
Pitlochry and Moulin Heritage Centre – Fantastic exhibition of local information, memorabilia, photographs & history of the area.
Moulin Brewery – Small craft brewery producing real ales.
Pitlochry Station Bookshop – great bookshop described as ‘a treasure in the Scottish Highlands’.
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 – stunning castle and equally fantastic gardens.
Queen’s View – views fit for a queen, visitor centre, cafe & walks.
Highland Wildlife Park – great variety of animals and a brilliant day out for all.
Highland Folk Museum – Step back in time and experience Highland life from the 1700s onwards, 35 historical buildings on site.
The Hermitage – Various walks, see Ossian’s Hall, towering Douglas Firs, spectacular waterfall and picturesque folly.
The Falkirk Wheel – An incredible feat of engineering, the World’s first and only rotating boat lift. Enjoy a memorable trip on the wheel.
The Kelpies – The World’s largest equine sculputres in the World, 30 metre high horse head sculpures & Helix parkland with various sporting activities.
Falkland – Beautiful historic village, 16th century royal residence and Scotland’s first restoration village. A magical place!
St Andrews – Home of golf, beautiful beaches (Chariots of Fire was filmed here) and a stunning university town with lovely buildings and atmosphere.
Logierait Woods – Great walk on our doorstep.
Mill Pond – Favourite from the house, just <5 miles door to door, 1hr 40mins.
Pitlochry Walks – Some fantastic walks in and around Pitlochry.
Loch Faskally & Salmon Ladder – Starting from Pitlochry or Faskally Wood.
Ben Vrackie – Almost a Munro, really spectacular views from the top.
Schehallion – Our local Munro, fairly easy one with good footpaths.
Tay Forest Park – Tall trees and big views, including the Pine Cone viewpoint!
Meall na Leitreach – Favourite of ours, great views of Loch Garry and surrounding hills.
Walk Highlands – Perthshire and beyond, many fantastic walks, great info on this site.
Nae Limits – Amazing 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.
Drop At The Top – Highland Safaris – Dropped of high in the hills and enjoy the views/route down.
Mountain Bike Trails – Huge amount of excellent routes locally.
Trail Maps – Trail maps for biking and hiking.
Pitlochry Highland Games – Traditional Scottish Highland Games.
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.
Our eating out page has info for local cafes and restaurants.