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Braemar Castle

Braemar CastleNot far outside Braemar is Braemar Castle. Built as a grand hunting lodge on the banks of the River Dee in 1628 by the Earl of Mar, the castle has been the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Farquarson since the 1800’s. Now run and

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Balmoral Castle

Balmoral CastleBalmoral Castle is close to Braemar in Royal Deeside and around a one hour drive from Pitlochry. The truly enormous Balmoral Estate boasts many munros and massive expanses of stunning ancient Caledonian Pine forest. At the heart of the estate and on the banks of the River Dee is Balmoral Castle itself. Purchased in the 19th Century by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert it soon

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Enchanted Forest Pitlochry

Enchanted Forest in PitlochryThe award winning Enchanted Forest is a spectacular sound and light show staged every October in Faskally Woods near Pitlochry. Each year the theme of the event changes and each year the show exceeds expectation.

The Enchanted Forest is community run and the show now draws around 50,000 visitors to Pitlochry each October. Tickets sell out fast! 

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The Highland Chocolatier

Chocolate at Legends of Grandtully - The Highland Chocolatier
Legends of Grandtully is a cafe half way between Pitochry and Aberfeldy and it is the home of Iain Burnett, ‘The Highland Cholcolatier’. If you like chocolate this the cafe for you. Iain Burnett is an award winning artisan chocolatier who has been hand making cholcolates in Perthshire for many years. If you are lucky

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The Birks of Aberfeldy

Waterfalls in the Birks of AberfeldyThe Birks of Aberfeldy is the faerie glen of Highland Perthshire. A magical spot full of waterfalls and an incredible number of species of mosses, ferns, lichens and trees. So many species in fact, that it is classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Birks was made famous in the 1780’s by Robert Burns who

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Schiehallion

SchiehallionSchiehallion is one of Scotland’s most famous munros. Its iconic conical shape and its role in the invention of contour lines are what it is most famous for. Whilst no venture into the Scottish hills should be underestimated, this is a straightforward walk on a good path. The return trip from the Braes of Foss car park is about 10km and should take about 4-5 hours. 

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Highland Safaris

red deer feeding at Highland SafarisHighland Safaris is located in Dull, down past Aberfeldy towards Glen Lyon. This place is fantastic and encompasses all sorts of fun, from feeding the red deer herd in the new Red Deer Centre, to gem panning, to drop-at-the-top cycle rides and private mountain safaris by landrover.

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Loch Garten Ospreys

The RSPB osprey hide at Loch GartenLoch Garten is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just an hour or so up the road from Pitlochry. For decades, the RSPB have run an excellent Osprey Centre set up to give visitors and excellent view of an occupied osprey nest. As you can see in the above photo, the dead tree on

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Short summer nights

Here’s a short time lapse video of the view west from the roof of Knockendarroch over 4 days in June. Cracking weather and very short nights – only 4 hours of darkness!  11,500 photos condensed into about 2 minutes.

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Pitlochry Golf Course

Pitlochry Golf Clubhouse

Pitlochry Golf Club has a range of splendid facilities and boasts some of the best golf course views in Scotland. The par 69 course is 5700m long and will test all aspects of your game. The lower holes afford lovely views of Ben Vrackie and the clubhouse, while the upper holes have outstanding views across Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire.

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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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