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Killin is not only a great central location for activities and outdoor pursuits, it is also one of those parts of Scotland that seems to have something for everyone - simply a lovely part of the world to spend a day or a week in pursuit of the great outdoors.
If you want something relaxed and leisurely, you can explore the great outdoors on board a 4x4, by bicycle or by foot. You can watch the amazing wildlife, play a round of golf, enjoy the stunning scenery or visit a distillery for a wee dram. For something more heart-pumping, you can test your skills at off-road driving and put a Land Rover to the test by driving it over rough terrain and steep, slippery gradients.
Below are some of the activities we can suggest. We have put together some packages for you to book and enjoy. Many activities are also available as an extra when you book accommodation online. We will contact you as soon as possible should an activity be unavailable.
Gift vouchers are available for packages - please email us with your requirements.
Fishing / Boat Hire - Starting at the river Lochay at Killin Hotel, just a 5 minute river journey to Loch Tay, Loch Tay Fish 'N' Trips offer boat hire, guided boat trips or full ghillie fishing. Follow this link or call Grant Tigwell on 07967567347
Local stag and hind deer stalking - September to February. All equipment available. Guide price £150 hinds / £350 stags per person. Call Jimmy Taylor 07786 864877 or email
Golf - From the scenic 9 hole course in Killin itself to the more famous Gleneagles, there are several golf courses within easy driving distance including Killin Golf Club.
Walking - Climbing - Scotland is a walkers’ paradise. The spectacular scenery, ruggedlandscapes and steep mountains call out to be explored and conquered. There are many local walks from Killin, up a gentle mountain, through picturesque glens, or along the old railway track to the head of Loch Tay. Only a few minutes drive takes you to the Tarmachan and Ben Lawers mountain ranges for the more serious hillwalker. Many Munro’s are within easy reach of Killin.
Highland Safaris - Highland Safaris, winner of the 'Best Visitor Experience' in Scotland, combine exhilarating Land Rover Safaris, our Red Deer Centre, inspiring walking and Biking activities and Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre Relax and enjoy our award-winning café and shop situated in a unique and stunning location.
A truly authentic discovery of everything that makes Perthshire an exceptional destination.www.highlandsafaris.net Tel. 01887 820071, email email@example.com
White Water Rafting - If you’re looking for an adrenaline pumping activity, try white water rafting. You don’t need to have previous experience. You just need to be ready for an adventure. The River Tay is a perfect place to try white water rafting.
Canoes and Kayaks - Killin is the perfect place to try canoeing for the first time, and adjacent to the hotel we have the very gentle part of River Lochay,that feeds into the majestic Loch Tay,the scenery is breathtaking and is a great way to see the surrounding area at its natural best, canoe and kayak hire can be found at Killin Outdoor Centre, a two minute walk from the hotel.
Cycle Hire - Discover Highland Perthshire atop your bicycle saddle. It’s a relaxing way to explore Perthshire and admire its dramatic scenery. There are suitable routes for all abilities. Families with young children can cycle leisurely along the disused railway line while seasoned cyclists can take the challenge of the rugged highland roads and tracks.
Deer Stalking - Deer stalking in available in nearby Glen Lochay with a professionalstalker by contacting the estate office at Pitcastle Estate, Strathtay - they can offer red deer stalking, hinds and stags and roe deer stalking depending upon season. To enquire please ring 01887 840412 (Pitcastle Estate Office) We offer discounted prices for deer stalkers staying midweek and at our mid and low season.
Blair Drummond Safari Park - Come to Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park and experience one of the best value for money days out Scotland has to offer. Fun and excitement for all.
Go Ape Treetop Adventure in Aberfoyle - Our first Tree Top Adventure in Scotland and what an impact it’s made. Stunning scenery of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle (Stirlingshire) gives the course a jaw-dropping backdrop and makes for a great day out in Scotland.
Distilleries - Scotland is internationally renowned for its whisky. And there’s nowhere better to explore the Scottish whisky history. Aberfeldy Dewars distillery, the Famous Grouse and Edradour, Scotland’s smallest distillery, are all within easy reach.
Castles - Highland Perthshire is awash with history. Visit the historic castles and grand houses in Perthshire and discover the life of days gone by. One of the finest castles in Scotland is Blair Castle, the home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. It boasts magnificent grounds and intriguing history. Take a guided tour of the attic and uncover the secrets and intrigues in the lives of the people that use to live here.
The Scottish Crannog Centre - Over five thousand years ago, loch-dwellers throughout Scotland and Ireland built houses out in the water for safety and as a status symbol. These building were called Crannogs. The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology has reconstructed these buildings authentically at The Scottish Crannog centre. Visit the centre and discover why they built the crannogs and experience first-hand how they lived here.