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Top 5 Free Activities to Do in Perthshire this Autumn

Queen's View Perthshire

Autumn is definitely here, and with it comes dazzling displays of autumn colours in nature. Perthshire has some of the most remarkable trees and forests in Scotland and is therefore a great place to see this autumnal colour spectacular that takes place from mid-September to early November. Apart from admiring nature’s own show, there are many more things to do in Perthshire– for free!

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The Scottish Nature Photography Festival Returns

Photography Festival Perth

The  Scottish Nature Photography Festival is held at the Battleby Conference Centre near Perth on the 13th and 14th of September. This is a quick 20 minute drive from your room at the Hilton Dunkeld House. The festival is a celebration of Scottish nature and wildlife for photography enthusiasts and it’s also a fabulous opportunity for visitors to see the work and commentary of some of the most talented photographers around. Are you going?


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Visit The Enchanted Forest – Scotland’s Premier Sound & Light Show

Sound and light show Perthshire

If you are planning on visiting Scotland this autumn, you should definitely pay a visit to the Enchanted Forest Sound & Light show near Pitlochry in Perthshire that takes place from October 3rd to October 26th. The show is a visual wonder accompanied by an original musical soundtrack and a truly unique experience worth a visit. Keep reading for more information!

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Top 5 Romantic Things to Do When Staying at Hilton Dunkeld

Romantic Atholl Suite Hilton Dunkeld

The unspoilt Scottish countryside is magical, and we’re very lucky to be set right in the midst of it. We think all couples should have the opportunity to spend some quality time with each other and that they deserve a bit of pampering every now and then – and where better than in a relaxing and luxurious environment surrounded by natural beauty?  

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Enjoy a Fringe Getaway When it gets too Hectic!

Hilton Dunkeld Country House Hotel Perthshire

The annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August is here yet again! If you're not already planning to visit, we'll tell you why you definitely should. Although the Festival is a must-do it can also be a bit tiring and you might need a little getaway afterwards...

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The Events You Can’t Miss at the Perth Highland Games

Caber tossing Highland Games Scotland

On Sunday the 10th of August you should be heading towards the fair city of Perth in Scotland. Why? For the yearly Perth Highland Games of course! It’s a day filled with activities, fun and Scottish traditions for the whole family that you shouldn’t miss out on. Or why not turn it into a long weekend and explore beautiful Perthshire a bit more?

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Saving Conifers with the iCONic Project

Saving Conifers with the iCONic Project

Perthshire is known as Big Tree Country due to its famously beautiful and important woodlands. From remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest, to the last vestiges of Shakespeare’s ‘Birnam Wood’, the county is home to some of the most significant trees in the UK’s history...and future. Sadly, the world’s woodlands are under threat, but the county is playing a key role in the fight to protect them, thanks to the iCONic Project.

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Discover the Heritage of the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup visits Perthshire in Scotland 2014

This year the home of golf, Scotland, or more accurately, Perthshire, will be hosting the world famous Ryder Cup on September 23-28. If you want to get in the spirit and find out more about the heritage of the cup, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is holding a Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition until 12th of September. Keep reading to find out more!

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Fast Forward to the Rewind Festival

Rewind 80s Festival Hilton Dunkeld

Are you a child of the 80s or a big fan of music from that decade? Make sure you don't miss out on the Rewind Festival held on July 18-20 in the stunning grounds of Scone Palace in Perth this summer! Why not enjoy the festival in comfort by staying at Hilton Dunkeld House? 

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Enjoy the Commonwealth Games & Perthshire

Clay pigeon and air rifle shooting at Hilton Dunkeld in Perthshire.

Are you planning on visiting the Commonwealth Games in Scotland this summer? Why settle for only seeing the Games in Glasgow when you can experience some of the sports yourself in beautiful Perthshire? 

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