One of the big questions we get asked alot by our guests is “tell us what there is to do and where’s good to explore in the local area”.  Perthshire is a pretty expansive area with lots going on, so to make the selection process easier we’ve curated a list of our top five favourites that our guests love too.   

Close by in the village of Errol is the Cairn O’Mohr winery, visitor centre and cafe. Delicious fruit wines and ciders are produced here using the freshest fruits, leaves and flowers from local farms. Enjoy a tipple of raspberry, bramble, elderflower and even rhubarb wine, or if cider is your preference you’re in luck. The apples, pears and plums produced in the local orchards are famous for their incredible taste, so good they were often shipped to London. The tour of the winery lets visitors experience the production process from berry (& apples) to bottle, finishing with a tutored tasting in the sampling room. Allow your taste buds to be tantalized at Cairn O’Mohr! 

If you’re more of a foodie we recommend trying the local fare at the Lass of Gowrie Cafe.  By their own admission the team at the cafe ‘are obsessed with making our customers happy’.  Everything is carefully considered including the ingredients used and the products on offer. They’re huge champions of local sustainable suppliers who produce some of Scotland’s finest products. Delicious food and wonderful Highland hospitality are always on the menu – what’s not to like.

Venturing into the village you’ll discover a Spar shop, butcher, post office and chemist. The Errol Fish Bar is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, or if you prefer traditional pub grub and good ale the The Errol Pub is open 7 days a week. 

For thrill seekers the Willowgate Activity Centre on the River Tay is definitely worth a visit. Great adventure, exploration and good ol’ fun is high on the agenda here. Expect everything from paddleboarding, kayak tours, open water swimming, archery and even axe throwing. Full health and safety instruction is included. New to the centre are The Katakanu’s. Never heard of them? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. These unusual craft are two canoes attached together, catamaran style, allowing up to 6 people in one magnificent vessel. Perfect for families or groups of pals to paddle together. Teamwork makes the dreamwork!

If you plan on swimming or boating do be aware that the River Tay is tidal. There is a tidal pool created by breached riverbanks at Port Allen. 

With this selection of fabulous options, you best get planning!