Activities

Explore Perthshire Adventures:
A Diverse Palette of Experiences

Explore the diversity of Perthshire with Westlands of Pitlochry Hotel as your starting point. Your adventure through Perthshire commences here, where every encounter is meticulously tailored to create lasting memories.

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Distilleries & Castles

The locality surrounding the hotel can hold its own with the famous Grampian Castle and Whisky Trails. Perhaps not the density but certainly the diversity and quality.

Scotland’s smallest distillery, Edradour on the doorstep, and its oldest, Glenturret only a short drive. Also close at hand are Blair Athol, the Dewars Centre in Aberfeldy, and Dalwhinnie.

And as for castles, Blair Castle, reputedly Scotland’s finest, 3 miles away, is a day out in itself – with Castle Menzies not far away either.

Shopping

Highland shopping and The House of Bruar, only 5 miles from the hotel, are almost synonymous.

‘Scotland’s Harrods’, as it is known is a must visit. It has added a whole new dimension to the area but some of Scotland’s finest country shopping is still very much to the fore in Pitlochry itself.

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Perthshire Trees

Perthshire is “Big Tree Country”, featuring some of the most remarkable trees and woodlands anywhere in Europe.

Travel our leafy country roads to discover remnants of ancient wildwood, the birthplace of modern forestry. Wander through the homeland of globetrotting plant hunters, marvel at stunning specimens from around the world, and enjoy fanciful follies and grottoes. Perhaps encounter woodland wildlife along the way.

Our forests, woods and country gardens offer an unrivalled assortment of glorious greenery, colours changing dramatically with the seasons – and all within easy reach. A short trip from Westland’s takes you to Europe’s oldest tree, the world’s highest hedge, Britain’s tallest tree, the sole survivor from Shakespeare’s ‘Birnam Wood’, Europe’s oldest living thing (the Fortingall Yew est. 3000 – 5000 years old)…the list goes on.

Travelling Back through the Millennia

  • NORTH: Killiecrankie – Blair Castle and Diana’s Grove – Glen Errochty – Kinloch Rannoch – the Fortingall Yew

Ask at reception for full details. Travel is by coach between places of interest, but some easy walking is included in all tours, so you will need outdoor footwear and (perhaps!) waterproofs. We can supply packed and picnic lunches/snacks. Remember the camera to capture magic moments.

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Shooting

Many types of shooting, stalking and hunting are available in the immediate area and the hotel can put together a great package for an individual or a group.

For shooting in Scotland year-round, enquire in advance. Be mindful of seasonal opportunities, observe formalities when bringing guns from overseas, and provide ample notice to avoid disappointment. Minimum participant requirements may apply. Benefit from secure gun storage facilities with us.

Choose from first class bird shooting with driven pheasant and grouse, rough shooting, woodcock and some unbelievable goose shooting. There is also deer stalking for red, roe, sika and fallow deer together with a wealth of other sporting activities you can combine such as golf, fishing, hill walking and Munro climbing.

Fishing

Highland Perthshire, famed for its world-class salmon fishing along the 119-mile River Tay, offers diverse angling experiences amidst stunning scenery. With plentiful options and local resources like tackle shops and agents, Perthshire is an angler’s paradise.

Simplify your fishing experience at numerous fish farms across Perthshire, catering to beginners and seasoned fishers alike. Equipment rental and even free lessons are available at select venues.

With a multitude of angling waters in the area, request our detailed factsheet for comprehensive information on waters, catch, permit outlets, and costs to plan your perfect fishing excursion.

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Adventure

Extreme sports or extreme relaxation – you’ll be in your element in the natural, sometimes wild, beauty of Perthshire. Even more so if you let us handle the organisation.

Choose the activities that excite you and we can do the rest. Here’s a selection of what activities can be enjoyed in Highland Perthshire, all of which can be found within about an hours drive from Westland’s bed and breakfast:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Highland Adventure Safari
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Hang Gliding
  • Microlight Flight
  • Canyoning / Gorge Walking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Off-Road Driving
  • Quad Bikes /ATVs
  • Hydro-boarding
  • River Rafting

More Activities

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is probably Pitlochry’s best known tourist attraction, the Theatre has grown in popularity, and now offers performances, shows and events all year round. The quality of performances is fantastic, and improving every year – and so is the Theatre! At Westlands we offer Theatre Breaks, come and stay with us and take in a matinee or an evening play.

Golf Paradise in Perthshire: Swing into Action!

Experience golfing paradise in Perthshire, home to over 40 public courses catering to every golfer’s preference. In Pitlochry, indulge in ten superb courses including local gems like Taymouth Castle and international-class challenges like Blairgowrie. Stay with us for convenient access to two rounds daily amidst picturesque landscapes.

Combine golf with fishing, shooting, or a distillery tour for a well-rounded retreat. Nearby attractions like Carnoustie, St Andrews, and Gleneagles await within an hour’s drive.

Benefit from affordable green fees, day and round tickets, and value-packed concession options across multiple courses. Despite serene settings, expect well-designed courses offering both challenge and charm, creating lasting memories.

Our hotel warmly welcomes golfers, offering late bars, morning bacon rolls, private dining, group prizes, corporate golf days, and non-golfer programs for a truly memorable stay.

Walking Holiday

Highland Perthshire invites walkers to discover its stunning landscapes and diverse trails. From easy strolls to challenging mountain treks, there’s a walk for every ability, providing a unique experience in every season. Join us for planned walks, showcasing Scotland’s most glorious scenery, or sync, your visit with the Pitlochry Autumn Gold Walking Festival for a guided exploration of nature’s wonders.

Discover 12 more possibilities for outdoor adventures and entertainment in Pitlochry!