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Around us

There’s a guest library of books, maps and local tourist information for you to browse through in the guest sitting room and Chris and Rachel are very happy to help you plan your trip, a day out, book supper, organise a taxi and share their local knowledge to help you make the most of your time in Highland Perthshire.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Here are some useful starting points:

Shopping

Aberfeldy Farmers’ Market

Found in the Town Square on the first Sunday of each month from April – October between 10am and 2pm. Local food, art and craft stalls.

Homer

A delightful homeware and lifestyle brand. You will see many Homer touches here at Ballintaggart. Handpicked pieces and a mix of vintage and new furniture, quirky accessories and contemporary soft furnishings.

Haggarts

Scottish tweed and tailoring with art, letterpress and design by Ryan Hannigan.

The Watermill

Charming bookshop, café and gallery in a converted oatmeal mill in Aberfeldy.

House of Bruar

Scottish country clothing specialists and an extensive food hall which is hard to resist.

Heart of Atholl

Chic homeware, furniture, accessories and jewellery.

Culture

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Plays, musicals, comedy, ceilidhs and concerts.

Birks Cinema

A community run, single-screen cinema.

Enchanted Forest

Britain’s biggest outdoor sound and light show takes place annually and is set in Faskally Woods.

Perthshire Amber

Annual arts festival with concerts, open mic, workshops, talks and music sessions.

Perthshire Open Studios

Annual nine day event where artists and makers throughout Perthshire and Kinross-Shire open their studios and workshops to the public.

Great Outdoors

Adventure activities with Nae Limits

Outdoor activities including canyoning, river tubing, white water rafting, gorge walking, Highland games, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and paintballing.

Balnaguard Glen

Explore the wonderful juniper woodland which has been designated as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest. 

Blair Atholl

Lovely village, home to Blair Castle and a must visit working watermill dating back to 1590s. Don’t miss the daily baked scones, cakes, bread and bagels.

Canoeing and kayaking

The River Tay, Scotland’s longest river is fantastic for both whitewater kayaking and for canoe touring.

Etape Caledonia

The UK’s leading closed road sportive taking in 81 miles of stunning Highland scenery.

Faskally Wood 

Extensive woodland paths and picnic spots with loch side views and wildlife.

Fishing and shooting

Permits for local salmon and trout fishing alongside world-class shooting and stalking on the neighbouring Kinnaird and Grandtully estates can be arranged. Please let us know on booking or arrival so we can make arrangements for you.

Fortingall

Beautiful hamlet and home to the 5000 year old Fortingall Yew, the oldest living thing on Earth next door to the Fortingall Inn if you’re in need of a light lunch or liquid refreshment! 

Glen Lyon

Scotland’s largest glen, the charming Post office and Tea Room at Bridge of Balgie makes a great stop off for coffee and cake.

Golf

Our most local, characteristically scenic, golf courses are: Strathtay, Mains of Taymouth (Kenmore), Aberfeldy and Pitlochry.

Highland Safaris

Landrover safaris, red deer centre and trail centre for walking and bikes.

Kenmore

Small village where Loch Tay meets the River Tay, boat hire, pretty beach and views.  

Perthshire Big Tree Country

15 of the best tree and woodland sights throughtout Perthshire, a perfect way to see some of Scotalnd’s finest woodlands.

Walking

A gentle stroll on a forest trail, a Munro or two or anything in between. There are an abundance of walks to suit all levels from Ballintaggart Farm and the surrounding areas. The Forestry Commission website gives comprehensive details of forest trails. Ballintaggart Farm is also an easy journey to many munros and corbetts - Schiehallion, Ben Lawers, Ben Vrakie and many other hills. Let your adventures start here.

Cycling

To make it easy for you to explore, two trek bikes are permanently available for guests to hire and use during their stay. Each bike costs just £25/day and includes a helmet, cycling rucksack, spares and maps. Available on a first come, first served basis. Access to the Loch to Glens (North) route 7 of The National Cycle Network is found at bottom of our track.
If you'd like to explore off road with the help of a brilliant guide, this can also be arranged.

Watersports and sauna with Taymouth Marina

Open canoeing, double and single kayaks, motor boats, paddle boards, catamaran sailing boars and water trampoline all available for use (by the hour) here. There’s also a 40ft sauna if you prefer to relx and take in the views.

Food and drink

Glen Lyon Coffee

Speciality coffee roasters and micro roaster in Aberfeldy.

Edradour

One of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, this unique farm distillery has been producing handmade single malt since 1825.

Iain Burnett

Artisan chocolatier Iain Burnett makes exquisite truffles, pralines and Florentines. Don’t miss the gourmet hot chocolate in next door café Legends. 

The Inn on The Tay

Our nearest pub with cosy bar, riverside terrace, log burners and a selection of over 40 malts, craft beers and cask ales from nearby Inveralmond Brewery.

Three Lemons

Our favourite place for wood fired pizzas.

Fonab Castle

A five star experience with stunning views of the Tummel Valley, a brasserie and fine dining options.

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