Glen Lyon - Grandeur and beauty in the heart of Scotland

Outdoor Activities

Fishing - first class brown trout and salmon fishing is available on your doorstep, the river only 100 metres from the Farmhouse (included in the rental price). Salmon fishing is available within only a couple of miles away (permits from the post office at Bridge of Balgie).

Hiking - the impressive mountains to the north and south provide wonderful hill walking, including the famous Glen Lyon horseshoe, a high level walk taking in 4 ‘Munros’ including the iconic Schiehallion, Ben More and Stob Binnein.

Watersports – there are watersports available on the nearby Loch Tay, Rannoch, Earn and Tummel.

Golf – for golfers there are local courses in Aberfeldy, Kenmore (Taymouth Castle), Killen and Pitlochry. Further afield the famous Gleneagles course is around 1 hours drive away.

Glen Lyon (View above Craigeanie Farmhouse)

Glen Lyon (View above Craigeanie Farmhouse)

Places to visit

Blair Castle in Blair Atholl near Pitlochry is one of the most accessible Scottish castles, with a variety of tours available for individuals, families and groups, including special themed castle tours which show off specific elements of the castle and its history. Family friendly and with plenty to see and do, Blair Castle makes an ideal destination for anyone looking for an interesting and fun day out in one of Scotland’s most popular attractions.

Castle Menzies, This spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society welcomes vistors. Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years and importantly situated, it was involved in the turbulant history of the Highlands and here Bonnie Prince Charlie rested on his way to Culloden in 1746. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid example of the transition between earlier rugged fortress and later mansion house.

Cluny House Gardens is the best place to see Red Squirrels in Perthshire, Woodland Garden, Giant Sequoia the widest conifer in the UK and some of Perthshire’s most fascinating plants and wildlife.

Dewar’s World of Whisky has a distillery tour, coffee shop and store.

The Falls of Dochart, a spectacular series of rapids that carry the river under the bridge and through the village of Killin.

The Scottish Crannog Centre on the South side of Loch Tay features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling. This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,500 year old site of 'Oakbank Crannog', one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay, Scotland.

Blair Castle

Shops, Cafes & Restaurants

Aberfeldy Gallery is as a showcase for the work of local artists and craftsmen and artists from all over the country are now regular exhibitors of paintings, sculptures and pottery.

The Aberfeldy Weem Hotel in Weem, Aberfeldy is a delightful small highland country inn-style hotel serving light meals, lunch, Sunday lunch and evening meals.

The Fortingall Hotel has two AA rosettes for their award winning cuisine using locally sourced produce. It is excellent for dinner in the restaurant or a more relaxed meal in the bar.

The Glenlyon Gallery houses a continuously changing exhibition of the work of Scottish artist Alan B Hayman.

The Glen Lyon Tea Room at Bridge of Balgie is not to be missed, set in the beautiful Glen Lyon at side of the river with great views of the glen, there is seating inside & out..excellent food is on offer at very reasonable prices, delicious home made soups freshly made sandwiches & tasty cakes, freshly made tea & coffee.

Homer by The Watermill has a range of contemporary and vintage finds from around Scotland and beyond and a unique mix of homeware, accessories, toiletries and traditional.

The House of Bruar, situated in rural Perthshire ten miles north of Pitlochry, The House of Bruar boasts some of Scotland’s finest produce, clothing and rural artwork ranging from traditional Scottish tweed to cashmere jumpers and food hampers.

Keltneyburn Smithy Gallery exhibiting sculptures created by mother and daughter team, Morag and Heather Cumming.

Mains of Taymouth Courtyard, a food and retail experience located in Kenmore, spectacular Loch Tay side, Perthshire. Featuring a real highland Scottish deli; a superlative among real quality gift shops in Highland Perthshire – and one of the finest restaurants and café bars in Perth

The House of Menzies near Aberfeldy sells over 300 new world wines, there is a selection of works by Scottish Artists, Potters and Silversmiths, café and gift shop

The Watermill, situated in the heart of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, is a combination of award-winning bookshop, gallery, cafè and homeware store, on three floors of a converted oatmeal mill.

Falls of Dochart