Things To Do

Things to do in the local area and a diary of events for 2017/18

Things to do in Blair Atholl and the local area

Perthshire and the Cairngorm National Park have a range of activities and visitor attractions to suit all ages and tastes.  Click below to see a sample of places to visit and things to do.  We will be very happy to chat with you further on your arrival at Dalgreine.

 

Activities

  • White Water Rafting
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Cycling
  • Hill Walking/Munroe Bagging
  • 4×4 Off-roading
  • Golfing
  • Fishing

Family Attractions

  • Whisky Tours
  • Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder
  • Killiecrankie (Soldiers Leap & Queens View)
  • Highland Wildlife Park
  • Cairngorm Mountain Railway (Funicular)
  • Blair Castle
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Scone Palace
  • Linn of Dee Waterfall
  • Osprey Centre
  • Heather Centre

Calendar of events in Blair Atholl and the local area for 2017

Throughout the year there are many events planned in the local area these range from the International Horse Trials to Highland Games.

Atholl Estates Ranger Service

www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Part-funded by the Cairngorms National Park, it runs the Blair Atholl Information Centre and manages nine way-marked trails for walkers and cyclists on the estate. The Centre features a display on the workings of the estate and provides information on what to do in he area. It also provides a free Wi-Fi service.

The Ranger service runs a varied programme of countryside events through the year looking at the local wildlife and scenery.

Open between Easter & October

 

Blair Castle

www.blair-castle.co.uk

A short walk from Dalgreine, Blair Castle offers a range of events and activities throughout the Summer as well a tours of the Castle and lovely walks in the gardens.

2017 Blair Castle Events

27 May – The Atholl Highlanders Parade

The annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders.

28 May – Atholl Gathering

The Highland Gathering takes place with the Atholl Highlanders officially opening he Highland Games with a ‘March On’ led by the sound of their pipes and drums.

24 June – Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performance

A summer evening of classical music in the magnificent Ballroom of Blair

24-27 August – International Horse Trials & Country Fair

Equestrian sport dominates the four days, competitors ranging from Olympic champions to local Pony Club

3 November – Art, Craft and Food Fair

Purchase some of the finest crafts and foods, all handmade in the highlands of Scotland.

10 December – Tour the Victorian castle

Enjoy a tour of Blair Castle decorated as it was for Christmas during the Victorian era.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

Running throughout the year, the Festival Theatre in Pitlochry has a range of theatrical delights to suit all tastes.

Summer Season – 26 May – 14 October 2017

Perthshire Open Studios

www.openstudios.com

Launched in 2008 and now in its 10th year, this annual nine-day event involves artist and makers across Perthshire, Kinross-Shire and other neighbouring counties. A growing number of participants and visitors make it a highlight in the calendar of Arts events in Scotland.

2-10 September 2017

2017 Highland Games

www.highlandperthshire.org

There are a number of Highland games and gatherings in the region

Kenmore Highland Games – 5 July

Aberfeldy Agricultural Show and Games – 10-12 August

Birnam Highland Games – 26 August

Pitlochry Highland Games – 9 September

 

Dunkeld Art Exhibition

www.highlandperthshire.org

For over 40 years the Dunkeld Art Exhibition has been running every summer to raise money for the upkeep of Dunkeld Cathedral. Artists from all over the UK show paintings, prints and sculptures and the exhibition attracts some 10,000 visitors each year.

22 June – 31 August 2017

Enchanted Forest

www.enchantedforest.org.uk

Set amidst the stunning autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, the Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s premier sound and light event

28 September – 29 October 2017


Aberfeldy Festival

www.aberfeldyfestival.com

A weekend of live bands, town traders market and loads of activities.

Check availability and book online, over the phone, via email or make an enquiry via our contact form.