Dunkeld House Hotel

Luxury Country House in stunning Perthshire

Member since November 2022

From £101 pppn for a 5 night stay
to £167 pppn for a 1 night stay

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Dunkeld
Perthshire
PH8 0HX

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Location & Local Attractions

County Clays

Located just an hours drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow and 40 minutes from Dundee, County Clays is a shooting centre within the 280 acre Dunkeld Estate. This is one of the most scenic shooting facilities in Scotland. Visitors can come to the shooting just for the activities or can also stay at the Dunkeld House Hotel which offers rooms, suites and two annex buildings.

The shooting centre is the largest sporting clay pigeon range in Scotland consisting of 14 stands each incorporating six to nine different targets from bolting rabbits and driven grouse to fast pheasants.

Run by Clark Taylor County Clays prides itself on the quality of its lessons. Clark and his team of instructors are all APSI Level 2 qualified and draw on their long-standing experience to provide expert tuition to guns of all abilities.

Open seven days a week, County Clays also offers game shooting opportunities in season amongst our other services on the website. Opening times also listed on website and Clark can be contacted anytime also in regards to any booking enquiries you have.

Each May the ground runs it's famed 'Saints and Sinners' charity competition.

County Clays, in association with John Dixon Gunmakers, has also just launched the Arran Malt Challenge where any participant that breaks each of the varied 10 clays put before them wins a 10-year-old bottle of Arran Malt Whisky.

 

LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a fun-filled off-road driving adventure with Land Rover Experience Scotland. With expert instruction, you will have the opportunity to drive a latest model Land Rover through some of Highland Perthshire's most spectacular and rugged off-road terrain.

Your experience begins at the Land Rover Experience Centre at Butterstone Loch, just four miles from the hotel.  You will experience a warm Scottish welcome from the team before heading off with your instructor to the nursery slopes, assault course and forest tracks within Dunkeld Park.

Extend your Experience to a full day and the afternoon will be spent putting newly-found skills to the text on one of the nearby highland estates. Land Rover Experience Scotland currently has access to over 150 miles of private off-road tracks.

You can book anything from a 1-hour taster to a full day adventure (which includes a delicious lunch by the loch).  Each Experience is for one to three drivers and each driver needs a valid driving licence.  You may also want to bring a camera – the scenery and wildlife are outstanding – and clothing suited to the Scottish climate.

Land Rover Experiences run 7 days a week, all year round.  ALL LAND ROVER EXPERIENCES MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE.

 

WALKING & CYCLING

A visit to Perthshire wouldn't be complete without a walk in some of the most stunning areas of Scotland. There are plenty of beautiful spots where you can enjoy the Scottish countryside.

The Hermitage in Dunkeld is a favourite with the option to follow a short or long circular trail through woodlands and along the River Braan. The star attraction being the 18th-century folly which looks out over the Black Linn Falls.

Another excellent walk from Dunkeld Village is the Dunkeld House Tree Trail which follows the majestic River Tay through the old Duke of Atholl's woodland estate. From here you can either stop in at Dunkeld House Hotel for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea or pick up one of several trails on the estate where you can sometimes spot deer.

A bit further afield you can retrace the steps of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. The Birks of Aberfeldy, named after Burns famous poem takes walkers on a circular route through Moness Gorge and around its impressive falls. If mountains are what you are looking for, Dunkeld House Hotel is a perfect base for some of Scotland's most spectacular Munro climbing. Just over an hour's drive along the banks of Loch Tay you will find the stunning Ben Lawers, where you can walk the Ben Lawers range, 7 munros within one day.

Slightly closer to home just an hour's drive is our closest Munro Schiehallion, making for a lovely day out with views overlooking Loch Rannoch. Head only 20 minutes up the A9 you will find Ben Vrackie based just outside Pitlochry, just falling short of a Munro with a height of 841 m high at its summit.

For more of a leisure walk, just visit one of the easily accessible viewpoints. The Queens View near Kinloch Rannoch looks out across Loch Tummel. Here you have a fine view of Scotland's popular Munro Schiehallion and on a clear day catch a glimpse of Glencoe's distant mountains. Close to the Dunkeld is the Hermitage trail which will take you up to Pine Cone Point. A picturesque folly perches over the River Tay and looks out to the mountain range behind Dunkeld.

To see Perthshire's largest loch, Loch Tay, head to the quaint little village of Kenmore. The small beach on the banks is a perfect place to relax and enjoy views of Ben Lawers.

 

CYCLING IN DUNKELD
Highland Perthshire has some spectacular choices of off-road routes for mountain bikes and stunning road cycling around Perthshire. Dunkeld is well known for its off-road routes, and with a wide selection to pick from you can choose from a half-day to a full-day cycle.

With Sustrans cycling route 77 the Salmon run going past our doorstep, this means you can jump on your road bike and head straight from the hotel. With Pitlochry just 13 miles up the road, it makes for a great day out. You can have a full day of it and enjoy lunch in one of Pitlochry's eateries before making the journey back.

Bike Hire:
Progression Bikes in Dunkeld offer bike hire.

 

HIGHLAND OFFROAD QUAD TREKS
Try quad-biking with Highland Offroad, located here at the hotel.  Whatever your ability, the experienced instructors will put you at ease and make sure you have an enjoyable and exhilarating experience.  There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a family fun day out, an adventure for a group of friends or a corporate event. With access to over 280 acres of highland estate, not only will you have fun, but you will enjoy some of Perthshire's finest scenery and wildlife along the way.

The adventure starts on the assault course where you will tackle camel-back humps, cobbles and steep hillsides, later moving into the forest where you will experience wide-open tracks and narrow woodland paths.  Quad treks are suitable for children over the age of 12 if accompanied by an adult.

TREK INFORMATION
Treks run 7 days a week, four times a day (9.30am, 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm).
Treks are for a maximum of 4 people from the same party, for adults and children aged 12 or over.
Helmets are supplied, but waterproofs are not. Guests are advised to dress adequately for the activity and Scottish climate. All quads, helmets and equipment are cleaned and disinfected after every use.
Please book by phoning Highland Offroad on 01350 727720.
All quad treks must be booked and paid for in advance.

 

BLAIR CASTLE

Blair Castle has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. The castle has had a diverse history, witnessing both turbulent and peaceful times, enlarged and adapted over 750 years to suit the needs of the family and style of the day. Home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs, the family history is brought to life against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scottish baronial architecture, in 30 rooms. Visit our Gift Shop, selling local Scottish wares and dine in our Tullibardine Restaurant.

Visitors may wander through the grounds, visiting Hercules Garden, a nine acre walled garden and Diana's Grove, famous for its tall exotic conifers. There's also the ruins of St Bride's Kirk, set against spectacular scenery. Farm tours, Fishing and other activities, plus over 40 miles of track are available for those who wish to explore further.

 

DUNKELD GOLF COURSE

Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club, is situated in Highland Perthshire. The club was originally constituted in 1892, and the original course was designed by the legendary Old Tom Morris and situated in the village of Birnam.

Officially opened in 1922 by Her Grace, The Duchess of Atholl, the course has a magnificent heathland setting on a hillside above the historic town of Dunkeld. The passing decades have seen many improvements made whilst retaining a unique local character.

The course is one of the most picturesque in Perthshire, a real hidden gem with each hole affording not only a new and interesting challenge for the golfer, but also ever changing views of the glorious surrounding countryside.

You are guaranteed a friendly welcome, warm hospitality and an enjoyable round of golf at Dunkeld and Birnam. Catering, bar facilities, trolley and club hire available.

 

NAE LIMITS

Start your Perthshire adventure at Nae Limits, Visit Scotland's Best Outdoor Adventure Experience in Central, Fife and Tayside.

Nae Limits 4* Activity Centre is centrally located on the A9, just 10 mins from Dunkeld, with all the facilities and equipment you need for your day of adventure, including a dog friendly on-site cafe.

With over 14 water and land adventure activities to choose from there's something for everyone from age 6-60+ your adventure awaits…

White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Tubing and Quad Biking are just some of the adventure activities on offer for all you adrenalin junkies out there. For a fun filled family day out then some Family Rafting or Gorge Walking is a must.

Multi Activity Breaks are also on offer, perfect for stag and hen do's, birthday bashes or a unique team building event. There really are "Nae Limits" to your Perthshire adventure.

 

THE CANYONING COMPANY

Canyoning is a fantastic activity for everyone! The Canyoning Company are specialists in canyoning and provided the highest quality of service, equipment and thrill seeking. They are based in Dunkeld but have canyoning locations throughout the whole of Scotland with some of the best, here in Perthshire.

The Canyoning Company instructors are highly skilled, experienced and great people to hang out with, they can't wait to share their passion with you.

Bruar and Acharn canyon are great for beginners, but are fantastic fun for people with experience canyoning. These canyons are within a 15-minute walk from the roadside and have a good mix of jumps, slides and abseils which are all optional. These canyoning experiences are suitable for everyone, especially families and larger groups.

The canyons are not committing, which means we can exit the canyon at most points during the trip. These canyons usually last around 1.5 – 2 hours in the canyon. If you have members of your group who don't fancy going in to the canyon, there are lovely walks with viewing points along the way. Suitable for 12 years old and above.

Gorge walking, the younger sibling of canyoning, is an exciting adventure for families and those not looking to push their boundaries too much. There are two gorge walking sites located in Perthshire within 20 minutes of Dunkeld. Suitable for 8 years old and above.

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