Suggested Sightseeing Itinerary

Dear guest, we hope you find our sightseeing suggestions helpful. These are only a few ideas to help you plan your stay at Dunmurray Lodge. Combine these daily trips with a night or two at the Theatre and a delicious meal in one of the fine eateries in Pitlochry each evening and you have the recipe for a perfect holiday in the highlands.

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Day 1

Arrive at Dunmurray Lodge. After checking in and freshening up take a short stroll into town to explore the individual shops such as Heathergems and McNaughtons of Pitlochry. Alternatively, head to The Dam and Fish Ladder then enjoy a walk around the river.

Day 2

There are many walks for all levels to enjoy in and around Pitlochry, and we suggest you head out to explore on foot today to get a feel for this beautiful area. For a shorter walk head to Black Spout Wood or Craigower, or be more adventurous and take a longer walk to Killiecrankie or Strathtay. For the serious walker Ben Vrackie is on the doorstep; we can provide you with maps too.

Day 3

Explore the surrounding area today. This morning travel the short distance to Killicrankie where you can spend some time at the Visitor Centre to learn about The Battle of Killicrankie in 1869 and view The Soldiers Leap. From there it is only a short drive to Blair Athol where a visit to Blair Castle and Gardens is highly recommended. On your return journey to Pitlochry, a visit to The Queens View at Loch Tummel is not to be missed!

Day 4

A visit to Scotland is not complete until you have visited a whisky distillery . There are two on our doorstep – Edradour and Bells Blair Athol and a short drive away is Aberfeldy (Dewars) . We suggest you visit either Edradour or Blair Athol distillery this morning then travel to Aberfeldy to explore this lovely small town and tour Dewars World of Whisky. You can then continue to Kenmore - a beautiful village located at the northern end of Loch Tay. Whilst here you can find out what it was like to live in Scotland over 2500 years ago by visiting The Scottish Crannog Centre – one of the country's top heritage sites.

Day 5

Today, why not try one of the many outdoor activities that are on offer in the area. Choose from some water sports such as White Water Rafting or Canyoning , an off road safari in a 4x 4 in the Perthshire countryside, pony trekking, quad biking or a fishing trip from our local boating station. We will be happy to make recommendations depending on your interest and supply you with details of who to contact and where to make bookings.

Day 6

We suggest you explore a little further afield today to take in a few of the pretty towns and villages and beautiful scenery that Perthshire is famous for. First head to the pretty town of Dunkeld where you can discover its historic cathedral or take a relaxing walk along the banks of The River Tay. From there travel to Blairgowrie to spend some time in this bustling town before continuing to Meikleour to view the famous Meikleour beach hedge. Continue to Scone where we recommend a visit to Scone Palace (the crowning place of Scottish Kings) . After your tour of the palace you can either spend some time in the City of Perth before returning to Pitlochry or travel west to Crieff where you will find the Stuart and Waterford Crystal factory shop and Crieff Visitor Centre. You can then return to Pitlochry via ‘the sma glen’.

Day 7

Leave the car at home today and take the train to Aviemore - enjoying some glorious scenery en route. Here you can choose to take a relaxing trip and enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea on board The Strathspey Steam Railway or travel the short distance to The Cairngorm Mountain Railway . This is a funicular railway which will take you to the summit of the mountain where you can have lunch in The Ptarmigan Restaurant and and take in the spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountain Range. (The funicular railway is approx 8 miles out of Aviemore but there is an excellent public transport system in place to take you back and forth. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from town)

Day 8

Today we suggest you travel to Royal Deeside to discover a land which is steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. From Pitlochry head to The Bridge of Cally then travel north via the Spittal of Glenshee to Braemar. Spend some time here in this lovely village and visit Braemar Castle or continue to Balmoral where a tour of the castle is recommended ( please note - the castle closes in August for The Queens Annual holiday) Also in the area is Crathies Church and Royal Lochnagar Distillery. You can then return to Pitlochry by the same route or continue further north to via Tomintoul to Grantown on Spey and return to Pitlochry via Aviemore.

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