Ptarmigan House

Activities

Blair Atholl Golf
Blair Atholl Golf Club was founded in 1896 and is an inviting challenging nine-hole golf course which is situated in the small picturesque Scottish village of Blair Atholl, just off the A9. After your round, relax and enjoy a well earned drink and meal in our splendid clubhouse.

Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatres calendar is packed with shows throughout the year. Whatever you fancy, whether you’re young or young at heart, Pitlochry Festival Theatre will have you entertained.

The Scottish Crannog Centre
The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling. This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,500 year old site of 'Oakbank Crannog', one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay.

White Water Rafting
The River Tay in the summer is a perfect place to try white water rafting. For full blown adrenaline rush, check out the River Orchy, the only natural grade 5 rapids in the UK.

Cycling
Cycling is a relaxing way to explore Perthshire and admire its dramatic scenery. There are suitable routes for all abilities. Families with young children can cycle leisurely along river banks and over gentle rolling hills while seasoned cyclists can take the challenge of the rugged highland tracks.

Gardens
There are many beautiful gardens to visit in Perthshire, from small but lovingly tended private gardens to formal gardens in stately homes, wild woodlands covered with bluebells to walled gardens planted with fragrant roses.

Walking - Climbing
Scotland is a ramblers’ paradise. The spectacular scenery, rugged landscapes and steep mountains call out to be explored and conquered. Towns and cities offer scenic and leisurely walking routes while precipitous hills and mountains will challenge and test the endurance of even the most seasoned walker. But you can be sure that whatever your fitness level, there will be something suitable for you.

Motor Racing
Experience the drive of your life. Visit Knockhill Racing Circuit and try the exhilarating action packed driving experience aboard a formula one racing car. Discover what it feels to drive at over 160mph on a twisty track. Feel every vibration, hear every sound. Don’t fancy driving an F1? Why not drive a classic, a rally car or a Ferrari?

Wildlife Centres
Take your family and have a great day out at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. Don’t miss the boat trip to the Chimp Island and observe the chimps socialising just like we do. The highlight of your day is the drive around the wild life reserve to watch the animals get on with their business. You can even get very close to some and feed them.

Castles
Visit the historic castles and houses in Perthshire and discover the life of days gone by. One of the finest castles in Scotland is Blair Castle, situated right here inBlair Atholl, the home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. It boasts magnificent grounds and intriguing history. Take a guided tour of the attic and uncover the secrets and intrigues in the lives of the people that use to live here.

Off Road Driving
Experience real off-road driving and discover what a 4x4 can do in the most challenging environment. Manoeuvre a Land Rover through forest tracks, drive it up almost impossibly steep hills without sliding backwards and control it while driving down hair raising drops. Drive through deep running waters and over sticky mud without stalling.

Distilleries
The country’s smallest distillery, Edradour, which produces whisky the same way they did 150 years ago, is located in Pitlochry, Perthshire. Edradour only makes 12 casks a week, making this malt quite rare. Perthshire is also home to some of the oldest distilleries in the country including Blair Atholl and Glen Garioch.

Fishing
Perthshire with its many lochs, including big lochs like the Tay, Rannoch and Tummel, is a fishing paradise. These fertile lochs are home to salmon, trout, pike and grayling. If you like a relaxing and civilised recreation like fishing, then you’ll not be disappointed. The beautiful scenery is an added bonus.

Pitlochry Autumn Festival
Join the community of Pitlochry as they celebrate the autumn. The Pitlochry Autumn Festival runs on the same dates as the Enchanted Forest. The activities run during the day until eight in the evening before the Enchanted Forest starts. Activities include treasure hunts, storytelling for children, street entertainment and ghost tours.