Most of todays sporting pursuits can be carried out in the Perthshire area, with many companies wanting to give you the ultimate thrill, and the most enjoyable day out in Perthshire.
The heart of Highland Perthshire in Scotland is not only a great place for activities and outdoor pursuits, it is also one of those parts of Scotland that seems to have something for everyone - simply a lovely part of the world to spend a day or a week in pursuit of the great outdoors.
Here in Perthshire you'll find world class fishing, shooting, walking routes ranging from waymarked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on and off road and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities.
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The bungee jump is now open. The first purpose built bungee in the UK! The 154ft bungee jump is built on the Garry Bridge. Highland Fling are very much looking forward to seeing people throw themselves off the bridge... connected to a rope, of course!
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
One of the main attractions of Pitlochry. "What Pitlochry proves is that theatre can be popular and good… a comment not just on the play, but on the infectious nature of the pleasure principle which permeates the whole Pitlochry Festival." Michael Billington.
Aberfeldy is a traditional highland distillery renowned for the production of a single malt whiskey of exceptional quality. if you are considering a trip to Dewar's World of Whisky, there are so many things to see and do you may not be able to decide.
With its roots in the 13th century, Blair Castle’s history extends over some 740 years, during which time it has welcomed countless generations of visitors. At the gateway to the Grampian Mountains on the route north to Inverness, the location was highly strategic. Today we can enjoy the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place.
The Enchanted Forest
This extremely popular event runs for 17 nights at the end of October each year with an extravaganza of lighting and music as you walk through the woods. Some 17,000 people attend the event each year.
At Edradour they hold the proud distinction of being the smallest distillery in Scotland. They are also the last original 'farm' distillery in Perthshire. You'll find Edradour nestling in a pocket glen in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands.
Etape Caledonia Closed Road Cycle Challenge
Etape Caledonia Closed Road Cycle Challenge is Britain's first and currently only closed road timed cycle event which is open to the ordinary cyclist and is the equivalent event to a marathon for those thousands who jog. The route takes in 81 miles of Highland Perthshire, starting and finishing in Pitlochry. The event brings in many people to Highland Perthshire for the first time to cycle in our clean air and our breath-taking scenery. The 2009 MacMillan Etape Caledonia event attracted some 3,500 entrants. The 2010 event will took place on of Sunday 16th May.
The Dougie MacLean Festival' - Pitlochry is very fortunate to be the base for this fabulous music festival of one of Perthshire's finest musicians. The event takes place for 10 days in a variety of venues across Highland Perthshire each autumn. People come from all around the world to the festival. Concerts, open mic, workshops, walks and spontaneous music sessions!
Pitlochry Autumn Festival
Runs on the same nights as the Enchanted Forest until 8pm each night. Its prime purpose was to add to the experience of those who came to Pitlochry each year for the Enchanted Forest, by having a number of events actually in Pitlochry's main street, these include street entertainers, Halloween Marquee, Story Telling Yurt, Tours, and a treasure hunt.
Pitlochry Golf Club
The golf course is situated only two miles from the geographic centre of Scotland, and is surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful, natural countryside. Included in the surrounding area around the growing settlement of Pitlochry lie the Grampian Mountains to the north, including Ben-Y-Vrackie which stands over looking the town and also the River Tummel, which flows through Loch Faskally and meanders in a southeastwardly direction towards the communities of Ballinluig and Dunkeld.
Pitlochry Highland Games
These games were first held on the 10th September 1852 and have been held annually except for the period of the World Wars. The Pitlochry Highland Games Committee have always tried to make sure the games are run along the lines of a traditional Highland Games with competitors coming from all over Scotland and further afield to participate. Pitlochry Highland Games takes place on the second Saturday in September from 11am.
Pitlochry New Year's Day Street Ceilidh
The New Year celebration was started by Pitlochy's Community Council to mark the new millennium in 2000. It was such a success that it has continued and grown year on year, with some 2,000 to 3,000 people participating each year. Atholl Road, Pitlochry's main street, is closed to traffic from 2pm to 4pm on New Year's Day and everyone literally Ceilidhs. The local Butchers MacDonalds Bros supply gallons of hot soup, sausage rolls, pies which are free of charge but are funded by a donations with a bucket at the end of the table to help fund next year's supply. An extremely good way to start the New Year.
Salmon Ladder and Dam
Pitlochry is famous for its hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. The ladder was specially constructed to enable salmon to by-pass the dam and make their way upstream to Loch Faskally above. It enables around 5,000 salmon to return to their spawning grounds each year - a journey of some 6,000 miles!
Once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in the history of Scotland. A breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the rightful home of the celebrated Stone of Scone - also known as the Stone of Destiny. Scone Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland.
Winter Words Festival
"Where Scotland's literary year gets into gear!" (The Scotsman). Held at Pitlochry Festival Theatre in January, this four day festival of literature and the spoken word brings together authors, journalists, poets and even the odd politician for an entertaining and enlightening series of talks, lunches, workshops, book signings and events for children.
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