Around us

Our personal recommendations for the area and how to spend your time here can be found in our collection of postcards in all the guest rooms. A series of cards helps you explore of what Highland Perthsire has to offer. 

You are free to explore our guest library of books, maps and local tourist information in our guest sitting rooms and the team 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.

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.

Logierait Country market
Runs from April to October. Third Sunday of the month between 10am and 2pm. Incredible food (by Ballintaggart!) A charming local market including art, craft and antiques. 

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

Birks Cinema
A community run, single-screen cinema.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Plays, musicals, comedy, ceilidhs and concerts.

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

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.

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.

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

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 and our postcards tell you about some of the best local spots. 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.