Suggested Day Trips
Our central location is ideal for a range of day trips heading North, South, East or West. Here are a few suggestions:
All within an hour’s drive are Perth and Scone Palace, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Killin, Stirling, Callander, Blair Atholl.
The famous Grouse Experience, Edradour Distillery and Dewars World of Whisky in Aberfeldy.
Here is our own little selection of nice routes - ideas that will give you some idea of the great versatility of our fantastic touring base. All these can be done leisurely and comfortably in a summer’s day
Glen Lyon and Loch Tay
Take the minor road west from Coshieville to the delightful little village of Fortingall (featuring the oldest tree in Scotland), after Fortingall take a right turn sign post Bridge of Balgie. At Bridge of Balgie visit the Post Office tea room and next door gallery. Continue across bridge and climb up narrow road through Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Scotland’s tenth highest Munro, Ben Lawers, stretches 1,214m (3,984ft) above Loch Tay. Make it to the summit and you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of Ben Lomond and Glencoe to the west, and the Cairngorms to the north.
It’s part of the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, which encompasses nine mountains within the southern slopes of the Ben Lawers and Tarmachan ranges, seven of which are Munros. The area attracts walkers and climbers of all levels, who are drawn to the varied and scenic routes available.
Ben Lawers is a hugely significant place for botanists as it is renowned for its arctic-alpine flora, many of which are rare and endangered species. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife including red deer, ptarmigan, black grouse and ravens. Continue downhill towards Loch Tay then take a right turn along the A827 to Kenmore at the East end of Loch Tay. Kenmore has a number of visitor attractions including Mains of Taymouth Restaurant & shop and Golf Course and The Crannog Centre - a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling.
(Route approximately 45 miles)
Tummel Bridge, Killiecrankie, Blair castle, Pitlochry
Follow A846 to Tummel Bridge then East along B8019 to visit the Queens view - which Queen Victoria made famous in 1866, offering a magnificent vista over the loch with Schiehallion in the background. It is also claimed that the view was originally named after Queen Isabel, wife of Robert the Bruce. Continue to the Gary Bridge where you can park and walk down few steps to observe the The UK’s first static bungee jumps venue which take place near to famous site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. A specially constructed bungee jump platform is suspended below the Garry Bridge over the beautiful River Garry. It is perched above a dramatic gorge surrounded by ancient trees. The site is operated from the visitor centre in Killiecrankie which is your next point of call by turning immediately left when over the bridge. After Killiecrankie continue North to visit Blair Castle which stands in its grounds near the village of Blair Atholl. It is the ancestral home of the Clan Murray, and was historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl. The castle is open for viewing by the public. After Blair Castle continue North to visit House of Bruar or ‘The Harrods of the North’ for some retail therapy! To finish the day visit Pitlochry via the A9 south where you could visit the salmon ladder, festival theatre, Edradour distillery or peruse the shops on the busy high street.
(Route approximately 50 miles)
Take A827 to Killin and enjoy the dramatic ‘Falls of Dochart’ , a spectacular series of rapids that carry the river Dochart under the bridge and through the village of Killin. Continue west to join the A85 then at Crianlarich head north on A82 to Glencoe which is one of the most magnificent areas of natural wilderness in the whole of Britain and home to one of the worst atrocities – the 1692 Massacre of Glencoe. Visit the 'family friendly' Glencoe Visitor Centre, with exciting interactive displays and activities for both adults and children or Glencoe museum offering a fascinating window on the past. Return same as outward route.
(Route approximately 130 miles)
A tour of Dundee and St. Andrews
Take the A 827 & A9 to Perth then A90 to Dundee. Amongst the sights are Discovery Point, home of Captain Scott’s Antarctic ship, the Discovery, the Frigate Unicorn - one of the six oldest ships left in the world and Verdant Works Textile Heritage centre.
Cross the Tay Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife. Follow the A914 towards St. Andrews. If you would like to spend some time at the beach, turn off at Leuchars for Tentsmuir Sands, part of the Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve. There are plenty of Picnic Sites here and lovely walks along fine sandy beaches. Lots of wildlife (seals & birds) to be seen
Next is St. Andrews, home of Golf. Alongside the famous Old Courses and the British Golf Museum and not far from that the St. Andrews Sea Life Centre, both award winning visitor sites. St. Andrews itself is a beautiful small university town, with excellent opportunities for some retail therapy (even for non-golfers!). Return to Coshieville via Perth on A91.
(Route approximately 140 miles)