Macarons in your room on arrival?

Outstanding macarons from local artisan baker Gail at Nancy's Macarons.

Outstanding macarons from local artisan baker Gail at Nancy’s Macarons.

We offer a selection of Little Extras for our guests to choose from when booking. These include a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of chilled Prosecco or a bottle of chilled Moet Champagne. All these options can be ready for you in your room upon arrival.

Our latest, and most exciting addition to our Little Extras line-up, is a selection of 10 macarons made by the talented Gail at artisan bakers, Nancy’s Macarons. Gail bakes locally in Pitlochry and her macarons are made with

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Heartland Tours – Guided tours of Scotland

Heartland Tours - day trips from Pitlochry

The Heartland Tours BMW 5 Series GT outside Knockendarroch. Very nice.

Heartland Tours is a Pitlochry based business offering wonderful private car tours of Scotland. The business is run by good friend of Knockendarroch, Eddie Thomson. Eddie offers various half and whole day packages. Heartland Tours website suggests a number of excellent itineraries, but you are also welcome to request your own route and destinations. As Eddie says “The choice is yours”. Wherever you decide to go with Heartland Tours, you will travel

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Loch Ordie and Loch Oisinneach

Loch Oisinneach by bike

Loch Oisinneach by bike

In the hills above Ballinluig is a fantastic network of paths perfect for both walking and mountain biking. A particularly popular path is the short walk to Loch Ordie. It is a stunning wee loch within easy reach of the road and well worth a visit.  Good views of Creag Martach on the other side of the River Tay when descending.

For a longer loop you can head towards Loch Oisinneach (Mor and Beg) and you soon find yourself in what seems like total wilderness. The path is good and well marked. My favourite spot is the old ruin below. I definitely

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The bothy at Loch Skiach

The Bothy at Loch Skiach

The Bothy at Loch Skiach with a gloomy Craig Lochie in the distance.

In the hills above Logierait and Balinluig is a fantastic little bothy on the banks of Loch Skiach. It is located up a landrover track on the Kinnaird Estate about 5km from the road. The bothy is an excellent spot for lunch (it provided some much needed spoons for today’s porridge), but is pretty exposed and has been freezing cold every time we have visited. The walk itself is pretty stunning and can be made into various loops taking in Craig Lochie, Creag Martach and another wee

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NC500 – North Coast 500 via Pitlochry

An aerial shot of Kylesku Bridge on the NC500 route.

An aerial shot of Kylesku Bridge on the NC500 route.

The North Coast 500 (or NC 500) is a piece of marketing genius highlighting 500 miles of the best coastline driving Britain has to offer. The NC500 route kicks off north of Pitlochry in Inverness and takes in Dornoch, John O’ Groats, Wick, Tounge, Durness, Kylesku, Lochinver, Ullapool, Gairloch, Torridon and Applecross. We have driven the

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Pitlochry Restaurant

The Courier runs a weekly restaurant review in the Lifestyle section of their Weekend supplement. Last week (September 2015), they covered a dining experience at our Pitlochry restaurant – the Restaurant at Knockendarroch. We’ve no idea who the reviewer was but they did seem to enjoy themselves. The reviewer awarded our restaurant in Pitlochry the highest score The Courier has given in the last eighteen months. See the full page article below.

The Courier review of The Restaurant at Knockendarroch

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Ancient houses in the Allean Forest

Black house in the Allean Forest near Pitlochry The Allean Forest is part of the Tay Forest Park and is close to the Queen’s View and Loch Tummel just outside Pitlochry. Typically well waymarked Forestry Commission paths lead up the hill through pine, fir and larch woodland. There are two main routes.

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Loch Dunmore

Loch Dunmore near PitlochryLoch Dunmore is a small loch in the Faskally woods just outside Pitlochry. It is an easy walk from town or there is a car park on site. Loch Dunmore can be quite a special spot at the right time of year with lilies on the loch and stunning colours on the rhododendrons on the banks. Unfortunately we keep taking photographs in winter!

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Loch Faskally and Pitlochry Boating Station

Loch FaskallyLoch Faskally is the loch in Pitlochry which was created by the damming of the River Tummel in the 1950s. There are a number of walks in the area of the loch including the longer loop taking in Loch Dunmore, the Garry Bridge, Killiecrankie and the Linn of Tummel.

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Pitlochry dam and fishladder

Pitlochry dam and fishladderThe Pitlochry dam was constructed in the 1950’s as part of a massive expansion of the hydroelectric network of dams and power stations that now serves much of the Scottish Highlands. The network is impressive and the remote nature of some of the large power stations is barely believable.

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Knockendarroch

Knockendarroch hotel & restaurant

Higher Oakfield, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5HT

Tel: +44 (0) 1796 473473

Email: bookings@knockendarroch.co.uk

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