The area is a haven for walkers of all abilities. There are several Munros nearby, including Ben Lawers, Perthshire’s highest mountain, Schiehallion (the “Fairy Mountain”) and, just behind the cottage, a circuit of four Munros known as the Glen Lyon Horseshoe. There are also many riverside and woodland walks in the area, including a beautiful gorge walk on the Meggernie Estate at Bridge of Balgie. Other options include Drummond Hill, the Gallops at Kenmore, the Birks O’ Aberfeldy, the Falls of Acharn and Weem forest.
The softly undulating roads around the cottage are perfect for cycling for all levels and lead to some beautiful circular routes. Bicycles can be hired in both Kenmore and Aberfeldy.
The River Tay and River Lyon are famed for their quality trout and salmon fishing. Fishing permits are available locally from various outlets including the Fortingall Hotel and the Glen Lyon post office.
There are 18 hole golf courses at Taymouth Castle, Aberfeldy and Strathtay and 9 hole courses at Kenmore and Killin.
White water rafting, kayaking and canyoning are available on the River Tay and can be arranged through a number of activity centres including Free Spirits, Splash and Dunolly Adventures.
Taymouth stables at Kenmore offer pony trekking for beginners and experienced riders.
An award winning attraction offering 4x4 land rover Highland Safaris, off-road driving, gold panning, tea-room, gift shop, and play area.
The Scottish Crannog Centre
A fascinating reconstructed iron-age loch dwelling featuring ancient crafts, exhibitions, a gift shop and refreshments.
Dewar's World of Whiskey
An award winning, traditional working distillery with a Scotch Whisky visitor centre.
A spectacular sixteenth century castle in Weem, near Aberfeldy.
The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Recently reopened in Aberfeldy following restoration of the original art deco building, this is now a state of the art, 100 seat, digital 3D cinema with an up-to-date programme mix of new releases and cinema classics.
A gallery exhibiting internationally acclaimed, original and highly unusual ironwork sculptures using mainly recycled materials by artist Heather Cummings.
The Watermill, Aberfeldy
A unique, award winning combination of a book shop, a café and an art gallery holding contemporary exhibitions.