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9 things to do in Perthshire

There are so many amazing things to do in Perthshire that your only problem will be choosing which ones to try out first! From picturesque glens to lush forests and scenic towns, Perthshire contains some of Scotland’s hidden gems.

A stay at Taymouth Marina offers easy access to many activities and so much more – keep reading to find out our team’s top picks for things to do in Perthshire.

Scottish Crannog Centre

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre, a museum which features a reconstruction of an Iron-Age crannog, a type of ancient loch-dwelling built on stilts over the water.

Located in the shallows of Loch Tay, the centre is a fascinating glimpse into ancient Scottish life. Examine 2,500 year-old artefacts and enjoy a guided tour through the reconstructed crannog, witnessing hands-on demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies as you go.

Highland Safaris

Take a walk on Scotland’s wild side with Highland Safaris, who offer adventure on land and on Loch Tay! Bike, walk or experience a Land Rover ride through the gorgeous Perthshire countryside, learning about Scottish wildlife, culture and history along the way.

Nae Limits

If you’re a thrill seeker, look no further than Nae Limits for your adrenaline kick – they offer adventurous activities such as white water rafting, gorge walking, canyoning and quad biking

Highland Fling Bungee

Feeling really brave? Head to Highland Fling Bungee in Killiecrankie to take the plunge in one of the most iconic scenic locations in Scotland. This unforgettable jump takes place over the waters of the beautiful River Garry, near the site of the famous Battle of Killiecrankie.

Dewar’s Whisky Distillery

Malt enthusiasts should make sure to stop off at Dewar’s Distillery in Aberfeldy. Discover the secrets of how they double age for extra smoothness and explore interactive exhibitions on their tour, and you can even fill your own bottle from their hand-selected casks.

The Hermitage

Take a stroll through some of the tallest trees in Britain to discover the magical stretch of Perthshire forest that is home to The Hermitage. Originally designed as an 18th century pleasure ground for the Dukes of Atholl, The Hermitage features a curious building called Ossian’s Hall in which you can view the cascading waterfalls of the River Braan.

The Hermitage is perfect for immersing yourself in the magic of Perthshire’s countryside, and you can stretch your legs along its 1.5 mile woodland walk – watch out for leaping salmon, red squirrels and even beavers!

The Birks Cinema

The community-run Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy is the perfect place to catch the latest blockbuster. It’s state of the art facilities are also home to community events throughout the year, designed to promote a sense of wellbeing for people of all ages and capabilities.


Pitlochry offers a whole host of outdoor activities, from relaxing fishing and golf to adrenaline-fuelled bungee jumping and mountain biking.

Sitting in the open moorland to the south of the town, Blair Athol Distillery is a must-visit for those who have a taste for whisky, and with a range of tours available you can see the process in action that creates their signature malt. 

A day out in Pitlochry will never be dull, whatever you choose to get up to – whether that’s enjoying a round of golf, sampling some of the town’s culinary delights or even daring to go white water rafting!

Watersports at Taymouth

Of course, some of the most exciting things to do in Perthshire are based right here at Taymouth Marina. Once you’ve had your fill of Loch Tay’s stunning views from the shore, it’s time to take the plunge and get out on the water!

There’s so much to get up to during your stay – kayaks, stand up paddle boards, motor boats, pedal boats and our personal favourite, the water trampoline! After a long day out on the loch, you can head to our HotBox Sauna and Spa for a relaxing natural sauna session to watch the sunset.

At Taymouth Marina, you can easily access all of these activities and so much more – take a look at our comfortable accommodation and then get in touch with our friendly team today to arrange your stay.

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