The Coach House at Soilzarie Estates,
Bridge Of Cally, Blairgowrie
Perthshire, PH10 7LS


01250 881 720

Coach House

Coach House

Pheasant

Pheasant

Fishing

Fishing

Hillwalking

Photo

Skiing

Blair castle

Out & About

 

Our location at Soilzarie Estates has easy access to a wealth of sporting activities, visitor attractions and wonderful scenery. Here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite:

Outdoor Activities…

HILLWALKING: For outdoor enthusiasts there are lots of low-level walks as well as magnificent MUNROS.
For lots of information visit the Walk Highlands website.

THE CATERAN TRAIL: This 64 mile (103 km) circular way – marked walking route in the Perthshire and Angus Glens which follows the paths used by cattle rustlers (The Caterans) in the 15th century, starts close by.

GOLF: Within a short drive are the challenging ROSEMOUNT and LANDSDOWNE  championship courses at Blairgowrie, the scenic parkland courses around Alyth and DALMUNZIE in Glenshee, one of the highest in Britain.

FISHING AND SHOOTING: The River Tay and its tributaries the Isla and the Ericht are among the best salmon and trout rivers in Europe. Permits for the Isla and Ericht are available from Kate Flemming, Blairgowrie, who can also assist with information on shooting and stalking (Tel 01250 813 990).
Several sporting estates in the area cater for field sports enthusiasts. The lands adjacent to our own property make up one of the largest pheasant shoots in Perthshire.

WINTER SPORTS: GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE has 36 runs catering for all abilities while locally Bridge of Cally has 2 ski hire companies.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Get the adrenaline flowing at one of Perthshire’s 40 adventure sport operators. Some must-do activities are abseiling, white water rafting, canoeing, mountain biking and pony trekking. Try NAE LIMITS or for children, Active Kids.

Places to go…

Royal Deeside, A ¾ hour drive through Glenshee takes you to Ballater and Braemar, home of the famous annual Braemar Gathering attended by the Royal Family and the setting for Balmoral Castle.

Pitlochry and Aberfeldy

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is an important asset to the town while children will be fascinated by the Dam and Fish Ladder.

Worth a short detour north is the House of Bruar an amazing showcase for the best of Scottish gifts and food.

A favourite destination is the Watermill at Aberfeldy with a stop for fabulous chocolate at Legends of Grandtully.

Dunkeld and Birnham

Visit picturesque Dunkeld with it’s 12th century cathedral and riverside setting and the Victorian village of Birnham, home to the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and garden.

Gardens

The Perthshire tourist board has lots of info on the “Big Tree Country” as the area is known and also fabulous gardens to visit.

Castles, Whisky & Gin…

Castles

We are lucky enough to be near a splendid selection of castles. Below are the links to some of the better known ones:

Whisky

Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry is Scotland’s smallest while Blair Atholl, Pitlochry dates back to 1798 and is one of the oldest in Scotland.

Worth visiting also are Dewars World of Whisky, Aberfeldy and the Famous Grouse Experience Crieff.

Gin

Persie Distillery at Auchenflower, Persie is located no more than 2 miles from Soilzarie Estates and is a MUST for any Gin lover.

If you prefer beer try the locally brewed ales from the Moulin micro brewery at Pitlochry.

Shopping and Food…

Perth and Dundee

These are the nearest cities, both having the usual high street shops while Blairgowrie, the closest town, has a good selection of shops and cafes and supermarkets.

Food

The area around Blairgowrie is Europe’s centre for soft fruit production and you can “pick your own” strawberries and raspberries at many of the farms nearby. Look out also for the many estates and farms which sell their own fish, meat and game, usually organic, directly to the public.