The Perfect Location
The Cairn Lodge & Hotel is perfectly situated for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland. Auchterarder sits amongst some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, yet it’s only an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth and close to the historical towns and villages of Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Crieff.
Whatever the reason for your visit and whether your interest is the great game of golf, historical sites, flora and fauna, outdoor adventure, speciality shopping or culinary delicacies, you’ll find an abundance of things to see and do.
Perthshire is home to some of the finest inland golf courses in the world, providing challenging courses not only at the world famous Gleneagles but also Auchterarder, Whitemoss by Aberuthven and Dunning.
The Cairn is perfectly suited for golf groups. Only a few minutes walk from Auchterarder Golf Course and Gleneagles Resort, the venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup, featuring three 18 hole golf courses including the famous King's Course and an additional nine hole Academy Course for newcomers to the game.
Why not stay at The Cairn and enjoy a corporate golf day package at Gleneagles including group tuition, group tournaments and a range of branded corporate golf products for your group. The team at The Cairn will be delighted to help you make arrangements. Simply visit www.gleneagles.com/golf to view packages and let us know what dates you have in mind
Some of the finest country pursuits and leisure activities can be found on the doorstep, ranging from high adventure to the extremely relaxing. As well as traditional pursuits such as horse-riding, cycling, walking, falconry and country and field sports, Perthshire is one of Europe’s finest adventure playgrounds boasting an unrivalled range of outdoor experiences.
For an adrenalin filled day, full and half day activities, from off-road driving to white water rafting, quad bikes and flying lessons, can be booked through the Perthshire Adventure HotLine on 01887 829010. There are also many companies in the area offering corporate challenge and team building packages, available all year round. Visit www.perthshire.co.uk for further information.
Auchterarder’s main street is famous for the quality of its shops and nearby you’ll find the famous House of Bruar where you can buy country clothing, gifts and souvenirs. Local arts & craft shops and galleries are also sprinkled throughout the area.
Rich Heritage & Fantastic Monuments
Perthshire has a rich heritage of castles, churches, battlefields and historic sites. Visit fairy-tale Blair Castle or Scone Palace, where Kings of Scots, including Robert the Bruce were crowned, many atop the fabled Stone of Destiny. Listen for the footsteps of ‘My Lady Greensleeves’, who is reputed to haunt Huntington Tower Castle, or visit the childhood home of the Queen Mother at Glamis Castle. Don’t miss the Queen’s View, across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion, or a chance to discover Scotland’s industrial heritage at Stanley Mills.
Sample locally brewed ales from the Moulin micro brewery and the Inveralmond Brewery. Visit the Cairn O'Mhor winery on the Carse of Gowrie and the Scottish Liqueur Centre at Bankfoot north of Perth or take the whisky trail along the Perthshire Tourist Route to Dewar's, Famous Grouse, Bell's and Scotland’s smallest distillery, Edradour.
Festivals & Events
Perthshire has something for everyone to enjoy, including the Perth Festival of Arts, the Scottish Game Fair, Perth Show, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair and the Glenfiddich Piping and Fiddling Championships. There is also a regular programme of events at Perth and Pitlochry Theatres, Perth Concert Hall and regular meetings at Perth Racecourse.
The Highland Chocolatier
We are an Artisan Gourmet Chocolatier of quite rare quality and the only chocolatier to produce a unique offering in the Western Hemisphere. We are based in Grandtully, near Aberfeldy and supply Michelin star and 5 star chefs with an outstanding Cocoa Dusted Velvet Truffle. Our destination venue situated on the banks of the River Tay and in one of the most beautiful parts of Highland Perthshire, contains the Coffee & Chocolate House, elegant gift showrooms and the award winning Scottish Chocolate Centre where you can have Chocolate Tasting Tours (bookable). Please visit our website on www.highlandchocolatier.com