Bed and Breakfast
Warm friendly house Twin bedded room
Single bedroom Private bathroom Delicious breakfast Evening meals Local Scottish foods Picnic Hampers A9 - 10 minutes PerthshIre B and B
To the North of Milton Cottage
Pitlochry, a Victorian town dating back to the 1860s; Scottish crafts; specialist shops for sporting, camping, hiking etc clothes and equipment, woollens and cashmere, antiques, food and drink. A few miles to the North of the town off the A9, there is The House of Bruar, a quality retail complex where you may buy all things Scottish under one roof. It has become known as the Harrods of the north!
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre on the banks of the River Tummel and is internationally renowned for its fine repertoire of drama and comedy.
The Pitlochry Salmon ladder: a specially constructed ladder necessary to allow Salmon to reach the man-made Loch Faskally while by-passing the Pitlochry Dam. The salmon don't actually jump up the ladder but swim through interconnecting pipes. There is an observation chamber so you can watch the salmon underwater through a large plate glass window.
Eradour Distillery Established 1825. the smallest distillery in Scotland, produciing Edradour 10-year-old single malt whiskey. FREE guided tours include a taste of the whisky.
Blair Atholl Distillery Founded in 1798, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Tours include tutored tasting of the Blair Athol single malt whisky.
Blair Castle magnificent seat of the Dukes of Atholl: 32 rooms of historic treasures. Beautiful grounds including a walled garden, restaurant, gift shop. Well worth a trip.
Blair Atholl Village. Traditional stone built village where you can see Atholl County Collection, a folk museum showing Highland life in the past centuries and a working water mill. The Atholl Ranger service offers guided walks in and around the local environment.
One mile west of Pitlochry stands the sculptured, Pictish, Dunfallandy Stone which you can visit at any time of the year.
Killiecrankie (a Reserve managed by the Royal Society for the protection of Birds) The story of the famous battle in this tree-lined gorge, now in the care of The National Trust for Scotland, is told in Visitor Centre here.
Queens View, on the north side of Loch Tummel, the spectacular view west towards Schiehallion is considered to be one of the most famous views in Scotland, named after Queen Victoria. There is now an exhibition and audio visual display "The Cradle of Scottish Forestry" telling the story of the people and forests of Highland Perthshire. There are the usual facilities such as tea room, toilets and shop (wheelchair access to all facilities) and car park. There is a car park charge (£1 at the time of writing) which includes entry to the exhibition and helps to maintain the site. A guide map can be purchased from the shop that will inform you of the opportunities for walks, cycling or just to relax.
Travelling further afield; but within a day's visit is Cairngorm National Park and Loch Ness.
To the South of Milton Cottage B&B
Dunkeld, nestled by the banks of the River Tay, amid stunning mountainous scenery. You can feel the history in the atmosphere as you walk around what was once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. Dunkeld is a mini shopping paradise with a selection of specialist shops from antiques, kitchen, delicatessen to period living and a tiny National Trust shop tucked down at the bottom of the square. There is a contemporary art gallery in Atholl Street and up on the brae is the Dunkeld Smokery where it is possible to buy locally caught smoked salmon.
On the opposite bank of the River Tay is the Victorian village of Birnam, a beautifully restored historic towns with its own Birnam Arts Centre and Beatrix Potter exhibition. Beatrix Potter was a summertime neighbour of Milton Cottage spending her summers at Dalguise House which gave her much inspiration for her characters.
There are good pubs for music, The Taybank in Dunkeld and The Tap Inn in Birnam.
To the West of Milton Cottage B&B
Aberfeldy The town is busy throughout the summer but there is still the air of a rural village with little 'tourist' pressure evident. Great local attractions include Dewars World of Whisky and Aberfeldy Distillery, Castle Menzies, the nearby Scottish Crannog Centre, and Wade's Bridge. The House of Menzies just west of Castle Menzies has a pleasant coffee shop and award winning New World wine merchant.
Kenmore The village of Kenmore is an outstanding example of an 18th century planned settlement. It is located at the end of Loch Tay on a short peninsula beside the River Tay outflow. Neraby Taymouth Castle offers one of the very best golf courses in the Highlands of Scotland. There is a shop and tea room by the shore.
Killin is a quite delightful and picturesque highland village, situated near the head of Loch Tay over which rises Perthshire's highest mountain, Ben Lawers. The village runs from the Falls of Dochart down towards the Loch. The Falls are crossed by a narrow multi-arched stone bridge which carries the main road from the east into Killin.
The Crannog Centre (crannogs were ancient loch dwellings found throughout Scotland and Ireland) is a popular visitors attraction on Loch Tay. It is a complete reconstruction of how the ancient people lived and worked many thousands of years ago. Enjoy a shore-based exhibition and visitor centre displaying some of the original house timbers and objects used by the Iron Age loch dwellers. Guided tours inside the waterborne Crannog and regular demonstrations of ancient crafts and technologies bring the past to life.