The beautiful area surrounding Tatha View holiday cottage includes one of the most scenic and largest, deep water lochs in Scotland. Highland Perthshire is a haven for those who enjoy the outdoors, history and the best of Scotland. Walking, cycling, water sports, canoeing, white water rafting, munro bagging, golf and even bungy jumping are all within the local area. For culture and shopping, explore the towns and villages across Perthshire. This historic Highland region encompasses a wealth of enchanting castles, distilleries, and unique independent shops. There is an activity to suit everyone, no matter the season.
If you want to explore something closer to home, Kenmore enjoys a great beach for picnics as well as a water sports centre, boat hire, riding stables and a great choice of bars and restaurants. There are also plenty of great walks, including Drummond Hill which has marked paths and one of the best views of the Loch.
Below is a small selection of our favourite things that we like to do when we stay at the house.
There are a large number of walks in the Kenmore area including one to a cave reputed to have been visited by Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. You can bag yourself a munro or two from the dozen or so hills over 3000ft all within a short driving distance from the cottage. A popular walk is the Rob Roy Way, which follows the paths and tarcks that Rob Roy used in the 17th and 18th centures. Click here or here for useful online walking guides.
Soaking up the History
Kenmore and the surrounding area were the seat of clan McGregor, and clan Menzies, whose castle you can visit. The local hotel is the oldest Inn in Scotland and was once thought to be visited by Oliver Cromwell. Visit the Crannog center to explore an authentic recreation of a 2500 year old dwelling or the stone circle at Croftmoraig, two miles east of Kenmore. Click for more information about the history of Kenmore
The River Tay, is internationally famous for its Atlantic salmon fishing and attracts fisherman from the world over. But we prefer to drive up Glen Lyon, purchase a fishing license from the local post office and fish the peaceful waters of the River Lyon.
Enjoying a Highland Safari
A short drive away, you can take an off road land rover safari, a scenic boat trip of Loch Tay, enjoy the red deer centre, biking activities or pan for gold. Enjoy the delicious food in the café while the kids can enjoy the outdoor playground. See the Highland Safaris website.
Visiting the Beautiful Town of Aberfeldy
Only a 12-minute drive to the charming conservation town of Aberfeldy provides many facilities, a cinema, community swimming pool, golf course, whisky distillery, coffee roaster, book shop, art gallery, shops and restaurants.
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Aberfeldy Farmers market
10am- 2pm April to October, 1st Sunday of EVERY month
Blair Atholl Highland Games
Kenmore Highland Games
The Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon
Killin Highland Games
Killin Agricultural Show
Crieff Highland Gathering
Aberfeldy Middle Distance Marathon
Birnam Highland Games
Blair Atholl Horse Trials
Highland Perthshire Marathon/Half Marathon
Pitlochry Highland Games
Perthshire Open Studios
Perthshire Amber Music Festival
Scottish Crannog Centre, reconstruction of an Iron Age house on the banks of Loch Tay.
Aberfeldy Distillery, distillery tours, museum and shop.
Loch Tay Boating Centre, water sports and boat hire.
Scottish Quads, paintballing, clay pigeon shotting, bungee jumping.
Freespirits, white water rafting, cliff jumping, abseiling, loch kayaking.
Beyond Adventure, a specialist provider in outdoor activities & experiences. Specialising in canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and mountain biking they can tailor any adventure to fit your needs.
Kariela House, crafter's paradise, make something beautiful on one of their courses.
Canyoning - The Canyoning Company. Based along the shores of Loch Tay.