Spring in Scotland can sometimes adopt the guise of a hard-earned reward, long awaited and oh, so appreciated! As we dust off the last remnants of Winter down-time, thoughts inevitably turn to holidays. Naturally, so close to the expensive Festive Season, the pocket might not be quite ready for a full two-week vacation. All is not lost, however, since a short break has great remedial value in lifting the spirits.
Celebrate Spring in Scotland with a Short Break at Rosemount Hotel Pitlochry
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Things to do on a Spring Break in Pitlochry Scotland
A Spring Break in Scotland bears the hallmark of “mood-uplift” quite perfectly and completely. What better antidote to having spent months hidden away for our Winter rest than to spend blissful hours walking through stunning scenery. A big, open sky above, not blazingly hot, but textured and protective, exudes a kind and welcome light, not oppressive in its brightness. As trees prepare to unfold their magnificent canopy, the entire landscape starts to brighten and sharpen in tone. Hints of lime, lemon and purple start to emerge, and , along with the birds, our hearts sense the urge to twitter an irrepressible a song. At last, we see those brave little bulb-shoots push their way through the still-cold soil to offer up the halting question . . . “Is it time yet?” At their first appearance, there seems to be a general, all-round shift in energy levels.
With your Pitlochry Spring Break at least planned, here are some fabulous ways to enjoy the re-emergence of energy and enthusiasm during your Spring Break in Pitlochry Scotland:-
Whilst Staying in Pitlochry
Apart from its own stunning location , Pitlochry offers a perfect base for trips to the greater part of central Scotland, including, Inverness, the Cairngorm National Park, the Highland Wildlife Park, Balmoral, Grantown on Spey, Crieff and the Sma’ Glen, Edinburgh. There are the three Lochs – Tummel, Tay and Rannoch, even a train trip from Rannoch Station to Mallaig and back, via the Harry Potter viaduct. Nominated as one of the top ten rail trips in the world, this might be a novel highlight to your group’s visit to the area.
A little further afield, but ideal for one large day trip out are places such as Glencoe, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus and Fort William.
Must-See Places In and Around Pitlochry
House of Bruar and the Falls of Bruar
A pleasing combination of top-end visitor facility with a delightful walk:-
Through pine forestry
Along a stunning gorge
Passing two waterfalls.
Loch Tummel, South Side
A truly stunning walk or drive, with scenery that is both dramatic and beautiful, changing with each turn of the road. We cannot recommend this route highly enough for those who will treat its fragile ecology with the greatest of respect.
The Best of Perthshire for Tour Groups visiting Scotland
Glen Lyon is often described as the most beautiful Glen in Scotland. Please take a trip along this beautiful landscape during you Pitlochry holiday. We recommend you drive onwards to Loch Tay and Kenmore, then on to Aberfeldy, the Spirit of Wood, Dewars Distillery and the Highland Chocolatier. This makes for a truly fabulous day out.
Kenmore and Loch Tay
A pleasant afternoon beckons at Kenmore. The lochside walk is beautiful and takes you past Kenmore Marina, Mains of Taymouth Visitor Centre and Restaurant and the fascinating Crannog Centre. For the energetic, the Falls of Acharn walk offers fabulous views over Loch Tay
- Aberfeldy and Strathtay A quaint Highland town with independent shops, arty cafes and an art-house style cinema
- The Highland Chocolatier Exquisite chocolate made in situ. Pop over the road to see the rapids at Grandtully.
Dunkeld and the Hermitage Forest walk
The romance of a semi-ruined Cathedral right on the banks of the Tay and a picture-perfect wee Highland town. You’ll find great walks around and about.
Dunkeld Walks and Paths Leaflet
Click the link for a great leaflet covering the fabulous walks in the Dunkeld area
Newtonmore and Kingussie
It’s best to set aside a day for visiting Newtonmore and Kingussie in order to have enough time to experince their delights. Don’t miss the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie and Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. We recommend visitng these morning and afternoon to be free by 4pm for Working Sheepdogs at Kncraig, followed by tea at Loch Insch Watersports Centre, hopefully catching a spectacular sunset over the head of Loch Insch. Both Working Sheepdogs and Loch Insch Sports Centre are located in Kincraig.
. . . And more things to do on your Pitlochry Holiday Scotland
For thrill-seekers and lovers of the great outdoors, we can summarise some of the adrenalin-boosting highlights as :-
Located at the Garry Bridge over the Pass of Killiecrankie, this ultimate laugh in the face of adversity is operated by Highland Fling and is probably the ultimate in Pitlochry Holidays adrenalin rush!
White Water rafting
Two facilities operate at the Linn of Tummel and Grandtully. Several operators include Nae Limits and Splash. These are highly professional operators and a fabulous time is guaranteed.
A new venture by the canyoning Company. Take an opportunity to see some fabulous, slightly more remote places, then jump off a cliff!?!
Again, a relatively new craze in the area, but a fabulous experience. Flights and lessons from Scone Airport.
One of the many Pitlochry holiday activities bookable at Activity Scotland
Available for all ages and abilities, though weight restrictions apply, at Blair Castle.
Mountaineering instructor, Stewart Johnson, is based at Aberfeldy.
A rich assortment of walks of every grade, and type of terrain, is available in the area.
In Loch or River – quiet or torrent
Choose from over 50 courses within a reasonable drive
Ski-ing and Snowboarding
We are ideally located mid way between Aviemore and Glenshee, Just under an hour from either.
4×4 Offroad and Quad bikes
There are several operators providing these experiences in the area. We are only too delighted to provide information.
Along quiet, scenic roads, or taking off into the hills and mountains
Scotland Holidays in an area steeped in History
The historical richness of the area, from Roman times to the present, offers an enormous range of opportunities to experience life in bygone days. Then there are the quaint, wee towns, each with its own character.Temptingly, they entice passers by with the aroma of freshly ground coffee and the sight of sumptuous cakes in the windows of a variety of independent cafes. Art galleries give insight into the talent that abounds in an area that attracts creative people to live. Small, unique shops add further interest with ideas for gifts and mementos.
Take a Walk or Two to truly appreciate the beauty of the area
Pitlochry, itself, is surrounded by a network of paths and waymarked trails. These allow the visitor to experience the stunning settings of riverside, loch, woodland, hill and mountain-side. Below is a link to an extremely useful publication which highlights just some of the available walks in the Pitlochry area
Scotland holidays based in Pitlochry
Take some day-long Car Tours
Some visitors like to take off in the car for a day or two during their Scotland holidays in Pitlochry. We have a series of car tours to recommend. These radiate from Pitlochry in a series of circular routes. The collection of tours sweep the compass from the town to some wonderful places and back again, often by a different route.
We could write so much more! Please come and see us and let us open your eyes to this amazing holiday destination