Holiday activities and things to do on holiday in Crieff

Crieff town centre and Local Loch Turret

Holiday (vacation) attractions in and around Perthshire, Strathearn

Our Scottish country cottage is well placed for a variety of outdoor and sporting activities and within easy reach of cultural and retial activities too:

Easy walking distance from shops, restaurants and pubs in Crieff - new Crieff deli just opened in the town square.
The perfect base for short local walks, hill walking, munro climbing, fishing, golf, watersports, garden and tea garden visits, cycling and many outdoor activities.
Sports camps close by for children and tennis on the door step. Skiing at resorts just over an hour away.
Close to culture - Threatres, Historic castles and properties, Museums.
In the midst of a quiet area rich in diverse wildlife.
Within 1 hr 15 minutes of Glasgow and Edinburgh and St Andrews.
Available for weekly lets or short breaks throughout the year, including Christmas and Hogmanay.

cycling for all the family - rent bikes watersports Canoeing and white water rafting, water skiing. sailing on Loch Earn Skiing - 3 ski resorts for day trip skiing water ski, donut and jet ski centre golf courses, championship, 9 nole and 18 hole Quad bike hire at Crieff Hydro Drummond Castle gardens Sandy beaches on East coast sand dune fun and sand yachting visit tea gardens of Scotland in Angus fife and Perthshire

Walks, Beaches & Mountains accessible from Perthshire

Loch Earn

Loch Earn is a centre for both fishing and water-sports: water skiing, canoeing and sailing. The winds that blow across the loch create an unusual tide like effect.
Charlies water sports centre is well worth a visit - friendly and very well run, people of all ages can enjoy a water ski! Lochearn watersports centre - Wet suits provided! Highly recommended.
Distance from Crieff holiday cottage: 25 mins (approx)

Loch Tummel

Loch tummel is 8 miles long. The nearby Queen's View is one of the most photographed views in Scotland. There are excellent forest walks nearby.
Queens view visitor centre: 01350 727284
Distance from Crieff holiday cottage: 40 mins (approx)

wild flowers and wild life in cottage garden

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World has the world's longest moving walkway where you can see giant rays and sharks. There are free talks and activity sessions and for the really adventurous you can dive with sharks!. Sign-posted from the Forth Road Bridge.
Deep sea world
Distance from Crieff holiday cottage: 1hr (approx)

Photography Workshops

Improve your techniques with Close Up & Landscape Photography - Butterflies & Flora, Lanscape, Fungi, Heather.
Distance from Crieff: course dependant - from the door step!

The following images - which are used on this site are by kind permission of Jo Cound

Crieff Visitors' Centre

The centre has a restaurant, pottery and paperweight factory shop, a garden centre and gift showrooms featuring all manor of Scottish merchandise. There is children's play area with a 'Spacenet' climbing frame.
Distance from Crieff holiday cottage: 5 mins (approx)

Rankeilour Deer Park

The Scottish Deer Centre is home to many species of deer. Walk around at your leisure or take a trailer ride around the park. There are scenic walks, pinic areas, falconry display and a children's indoor play area. There's also a selection of shops and a coffee shop. Situated off the A91 just outside Cupar.
Tel: 01337 810391
Distance from Crieff holiday cottage: 50 mins (approx)

Auchingarrich Wildlife centre, bushcraft and fishing

Great family day out - fly fish on the ponds, feed the animals, help the chicks hatch - hands on animal experience and lovely cafe too! Indoor soft play for a rainy day.
Auchingarrich Wildlife centre
Distance from Steading cottage: 15 mins (approx)

Buzzard in the garden, bird watchers love staying here close to the river earn for fishing Deer living close by highland cow resident Osprey bird watching

Retail at House of Bruar

This is one of Scotland's most prestigious retail outlets where you can buy classic country clothing. There is also a food hall and a brilliant restaurant. Tel: 01796 483374
Distance from Crieff: 1hr (approx)

Outdoor adventure activities

Comrie Croft

Mountain biking fun - superb runs for all ages, farm shop, amazing cafe and tea room, local vegetables on sale. Rent mountian bikes or bring your own, mountain trails that are graded.
Comrie Croft
Distance from Steading cottage: 10 mins (approx)

Vertical Descents

Outdoor activities from Fun Yakking to cannoying all amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.
Distance from Crieff holiday cottage: 1 hour 20 mins (approx)

Indoor Karting

Indoor karting is available at Noah's Ark, a 300m indoor track and heated viewing area.
Address: Glendevon Farm, Western Edge, Perth, PH1 1QE
Tel: 01738 445568
Distance from Steading cottage: 20 mins (approx)

A day in Crieff

Crieff Visitors Centre,
Highland Drover's Experience (Crieff),
Drummond Castle Gardens (Crieff),
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (Comrie),
Tullibardine Distillery (20min),
Scone Palace & Gardens
Blair Drummond Safari Park (near Stirling),
Wallace Monument (Stirling),
Stirling Castle,
Falkirk Wheel (45 minutes),
Edinburgh Zoo,
Deep Sea World (Edinburgh).

Ben Chonzie - munroe
Drummond Castle Gardens
Innerpeffray Library
Crieff Highland Games
Drover's Tryst
The Ceramic Experience
Glenturret Distillery - The Famous Grouse Experience