Pitlochry and the surrounding area is a holiday destination!

It is packed with places to visit, spectacular scenery, mountains, fantastic walks, lochs, rivers and activities to keep everyone entertained. Visitors always comment they should have spent more time here! 

Pitlochry and within walking distance from the Poplars Guest House

  • Robertsons of Pitlochry.  Book whisky tasting experiences with Ewan McIlwraith in The Bothy.
  • Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre. Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre showcases the rich history of hydro electricity.
  • Hike up Craigower or attempt Ben Vrackie, fantastic walks right from our doorstep.
  • Faskally Wood. Lovely walk into the woods and around Loch Dunmore.  Home of the fabulous Enchanted Forest held every October.
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Watch a play, musical or see a concert in the Highlands. Discount available when staying with us – just use our affiliate code 2024hotel when booking tickets.
  • Pass of Killiecrankie.  Impressive wooded gorge well known for the nearby Jacobite battle.
  • Highland Fling. Bungee jump off Garry Bridge or zip through the trees over the river Garry on the Killiecrankie Zip Wire.
  • Go cycling. Hire a bike and see nature close up on the many way marked cycle routes.
  • Pitlochry Golf Course. 18 hole course with fantastic views.  Driving range and club house.
  • Pitlochry Boat House.  Hire for paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking, e-bikes, fishing / rowing boats on Loch Faskally.
  • Blair Athol Distillery. One of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. Discount availble on all tours when staying with us – just use our affilliate code Poplars when booking your tickets.

Within 20 mins drive

  • Queen’s View. High above Loch Tummel and one of the most famous viewpoints in Scotland.
  • Blair Castle.  Magnificent castle and home to Europe’s last remaining private army.  Fabulous walks / biking around the estate. 15% discount on entry tickets available when staying with us – just drop us an email or ask for tickets on arrival.
  • House of Bruar. High class shopping experience with a superb collection of country clothing.  Bruar Falls a lovely walk from the House of Bruar.
  • Segway around Blair Castle.  Why not take the road less travelled with SegwayEcosse – the smoothest fun way to get around exploring the Atholl Estate.
  • The Hermitage. Woodland walk leads through spectacularly large Douglas firs to the amazing folly and Ossian’s Hall overlooking the Black Linn waterfall.
  • Taste Talk Dunkeld. Luxury chocolate and whisky pairing tasting experience, with range of guided options available. Tickets available from us on arrival or book directly online.
  • Dunkeld & Loch of Lowes. See the Birnam Oak, Cathedral and the famous Ospreys at Loch of Lowes (late spring /early summer).
  • The Highland Chocolatier, Grandtully – Iain Burnett is an award-winning artisan based in the heart of the Scottish mountains.
  • St Mary’s Church, Near Grandtully…a fabulous surprise awaits you in here.
  • Dewar’s World of Whisky – Aberfeldy Well known for its blended Whisky. 20% discount available for all tours when staying with us. Just use our affiliate code The Poplars when booking.
  • Aberfeldy Town. Lovely wee town with, cafes, art galleries, the Birks Cinema and The Birks of Aberfeldy a gorge overlooking the Falls of Moness.
  • Nae Limits. For some serious outdoor adventure experiences e.g. gorge walking, canyoning, white water rafting.

Within 40 mins drive

  • Highland Safaris. Meet Red Deer and take a Land Rover safari, Loch Tay safari boat excursion & Perthshire’s only Gold & Gem Panning Centre.
  • Loch Tay & Crannog Centre. Go back in time and see a reconstruction of a lochside dwelling over 2500 years old (currently under reconstruction).
  • Glen Lyon.  Scotland’s longest, loneliest, loveliest Glen.  Visit Fortingall to see possibly the oldest Yew Tree in Britain (maybe Europe too).
  • Mains of Taymouth Country Estate. Great walks, water sports and pony trekking on the beautiful shores of Loch Tay.
  • Castle Menzies. 16th century fortified castle with ghost walks available.

Always check for opening times and it is advisable to book well in advance.