Things for grownups
All within an hours drive from your holiday cottage in Scotland
House of Bruar
House of Bruar ("Scotland 's Harrods") and the Clan Donnaidhaidh centre, Pitlochry with its wonderful shops and Caithness Glass centre or Crieff, which has a first class visitor centre.
, at the mouth or the famous River Tay. It has an open decked area with a view of the Loch with free car-parking, it also has shaded parking areas and fresh drinking water to ensure your pets are as comfortable as you are on your perfect day out.
Dewar's World of Whisky is a quite sensational modern visitor centre, featuring a unique interactive exhibition showing the courageous ‘spirit’ of the Dewar family. The blending room is a recreation of the Master Blender's room at the offices in Perth around 1929.
Dalwhinnie- home of one of the six Classic Malts
Glenturre at—Crief ( Scotland 's oldest distillery),
Blair Atholl at Pitlochry
The Scottish Crannog Centre is a popular visitor attraction on Loch Tay. It is a complete reconstruction of how the ancient peoples lived and worked many thousands of years ago. Enjoy a shore-based exhibition and visitor centre displaying some of the original house timbers and objects used by the Iron Age loch-dwellers.
Iron Fairy Artwork in Keltneyburn is a collection of work by local artist Heather Cumming featuring recycled industrial and scrap metal sculptures, all inspired by nature. There is also a family run blacksmith on site. The showroom features both indoor and outdoor galleries with pieces of art on display among the natural landscape.
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve gets its name from the highest mountain in the central highlands, Ben Lawers 1214m (3984 feet). Owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland, the 4723 ha Reserve includes nine mountains in the Lawers and Tarmachan ranges and is one of the most important nature conservation sites in Britain. It is designated for its mountain plants, including several nationally rare species but has plenty of other spectacular wildlife such as mountain birds and butterflies. There are plenty of opportunities for walking and the most popular routes up Ben Lawers and Meall nan Tarmachan are accessed from the Reserve car park where leaflets and information is available. There is also a short nature trail which is ideal for families or those not wishing to head for the summits. Trust rangers offer a programme of guided walks and events during the summer.
At the bottom of the Glen there is the Killin Golf Club (open from March to October. There are 9 holes 2508 yards par 33 SSS 65) that has been described as one of Scotland’s hidden gems with stunning views from every hole as well as a club house that serves food and there is also a bar. You will find complimentary discount vouchers in the cottage.
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