Highland Perthshire is a vast and beautiful area that has five principal towns: Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl and Kinloch Rannoch. Highland Perthshire boasts an outdoor playground unlike any other, centuries of history and intricate stories, and a cultural landscape that is alive with theatre, music and art.
Due to covid-19 restrictions many attracttions are operating a little differently to usual. You'll see that we've linked you straight to the individual attracttions websites - or social media pages - and we would advise you to check opening hours and rules before you travel.
Located in the centre of Pitlochry, in the heart of Highland Perthshire, our visitor centre and gallery is an ideal stop-off if you're passing by on the A9. Wild Space entails an interpretive exhibition offering an overview on the work of the John Muir Trust, an art gallery with an annual programme of temporary exhibitions and a shop with a selection of books, cards and much more.
The famous Theatre in the Hills has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 120,000 visitors every year to experience a unique Summer Season repertory system which allows visitors, by the end of the season, to enjoy a different show every night of the week, and – with two on matinée days, six in four days!
With the incredible versatility of the professional ensemble of actors and creatives performing three or four shows – changing character, genre, era, accent, day-to-day and often afternoon to evening – plus incredible musicianship, and the production team accommodating set changes and the technical successions: professional repertory theatre is a very special experience. PFT is a making theatre – making all set, costumes and props on site.
Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, this stretch of magical Perthshire forest was an 18th century pleasure ground for the Dukes of Atholl. Giant Douglas firs tower over you as you take the path to the roaring Black Linn waterfall, where the River Braan crashes into the deep, foaming pools below. Deep in the woods, discover the picturesque 18th century folly known as Ossian’s Hall, which overlooks the stunning waterfall.
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you walk along the River Braan – you might even spot signs of beavers. Look out for the totem pole carved from a Douglas fir by three native Canadians from the Squamish Nation of Vancouver – and red squirrels darting about in the tree tops. See salmon leaping up the falls in autumn as they head to spawning grounds further along the river.
Welcome to The Birks Cinema, a community hub in the heart of Highland Perthshire, offering on-release films for adults and for families, a wide range of theatre, ballet and musicals through live broadcasts, community events including Thursday night Celtic acoustic music sessions, private screenings, and much more.
This fully refurbished single-screen cinema offers a film-tastic 100-seat auditorium with spacious, comfortable seating and state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system. Audiences can enjoy the latest movie releases as well as broadcast live events (theatre, opera, ballet), while enjoying a glass of local beer or wine too!
From the shelter of The Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent and iconic animals in the company of our knowledgeable Safari Rangers. Meet Ossian our barn owl in a hands-on demonstration and have fun learning the secrets of this captivating phantom of the night. Pan for gold in our all-weather Gold Panning flume, explore the Discovery Trail, get lost in Rua’s Maze, play in our tractor park and play park or take in the sights from our picturesque view point. You can easily spend a whole day at Highland Safaris.
Of course, there is so much more to see and do in this fantastic area and we recommend you visit the local websites for more info.