Visitor Attractions

Castles, Houses and Gardens

  • Blair Castle & Gardens – Go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Pitlochry PH18 5TL
  • Bolfracks Gardens – between Kenmore and Aberfeldy: an ornamental garden since the mid 18th century, renowned for their collections of rare and unusual plants. Nr Aberfeldy,  PH15 2EX
  • Branklyn Gardens – Two acres of magnificent garden, set on the side of Kinnoull Hill overlooking Perth. Perth PH2 7BB
  • Castle Menzies – The Castle was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years.  Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands. Weem, PH15 2JD
  • Cluny House Gardens – a secluded woodland garden, open all year.  Strathtay,  PH15 2JT
  • Scone Palace – Built on the site of an ancient abbey, Scone Palace is now the family home of the Earls of Mansfield. Perth, PH2 6BD
  • Elcho Castle – Handsome and complete fortified mansion of 16th century date, with three projecting towers. Perth, PH2 8QQ
  • Lochleven Castle – This late 14th or early 15th century tower was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. Loch Leven, KY13 8UF
  • Huntingtower Castle – Once known as The House of Ruthven, Huntingtower Castle comprises two fine and complete tower houses. The hall of the eastern tower has a fine painted ceiling. Perth,  PH1 3JL
  • Drummond Castle Gardens – one of Europe’s and Scotland’s most important and impressive formal gardens. Crieff, PH7 4HN


  • Black Watch Museum – housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle, set in it’s own beautiful gardens grounds. The museum brings this glorious regiment’s past to life. Perth, PH1 5HR
  • Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum – Museum housing a magnificent collection of carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth centuries. Meigle, PH12 8SB
  • Atholl Palace Museum – museum telling the story of how the tourist industry has influenced Pitlochry. Pitlochry, PH16 5LY

Other attractions

  • Scottish Crannog Centre – located in the shallows of Loch Tay, a stroll from Kenmore village, the centre shows what Iron Age life was like with a reconstructed prehistoric loch-dwelling.  Reconstructed on the site of archaeological remains, some of the 2,500 year old artefacts are displayed with DVDs and interpretive boards. Aberfeldy, PH15 2HY
  • Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre – 1 hour away. All year round attraction for all ages, including feeding times and indoor play barns. Comrie, PH6 2JE
  • Tay Forest Park – Discover legends about demons and dragons, saints and queens. Follow woodland walks that give you spectacular views of the mountains and lochs making this part of Scotland so memorable.