Highland Perthshire, in the warm heart of Scotland, offers the visitor a choice of Scottish holiday or short break as diverse as its scenery. The mixture of relaxation and the variety of things to do – be it walking, climbing, fishing, golf, country sports, adventure sports, cycling, motor biking or sightseeing - makes Perthshire the ideal location for a holiday. It is a region steeped in history, where you will discover as much of the past as of the present. There's so much to do that you may not want to leave! But if you want to explore further afield, Blair Atholl makes the perfect central base for discovering much of Scotland.
Perthshire is perfectly situated in the very heart of Scotland, just one hour by road or rail from Edinburgh or Glasgow. The sense and evidence of Scotland's history can be found everywhere, set in a stunning landscape of rugged mountains, wooded hills, rivers and glens punctuated by the towns and villages of rural Highland Perthshire. Here are just some highlights and ideas, all within a short drive of the Atholl Arms Hotel:
- Stop awhile to take in the world famous, stunning Queen's View at Loch Tummel.
- Explore the Pass of Killiecrankie, site of the Battle of Killiecrankie and the famous Soldier's Leap.
- Visit Dunkeld on the banks of the Tay and view its Cathedral and the ' Little Houses ' restored by the National Trust.
- Drive along beautiful Loch Tay from Kenmore to Killin and sample a tremendous variety of watersports on the loch.