Activities at The Old Manse of Blair

Adventure sports… for all, available locally

  • Killiecrankie Zip Park & Highland Fling Bungee
  • Canyoning & Gorge Walking at Falls of Bruar
  • Salmon Fishing on The River Tay
  • Birds of Prey Falconry Experience on the Estate
  • Paddleboarding, Kayaking
  • Pony Trekking in the National Park
  • Cycling and Ebike Tours
  • Highland Safari
  • Landrover Experiences and 4×4 Off road driving
  • Quad Biking
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Segway Tours at nearby Blair Castle
  • Groups can create their own personal Highland Games activity on the estate
  • Deer Stalking, Grouse & Pheasant Shooting on nearby estates
  • Nordic Walking Tours
  • Winter sports Ski-ing, Snow boarding and ice-climbing all weather dependent of course!  However,  you have options at Cairngorm Mountain, Glenshee and Nevis range all within commuting distance.

If you’re visiting the area with children they’ll love the thrills of the Landmark adventure park, a 45 minute drive away at Carrbridge in the Cairngorms National Park. There’s lots of brilliant Wee Adventure activities too to keep children of all ages amused in the great outdoors!



Relax at leisure… a slower pace

  • Shopping at House of Bruar known as the ‘Harrods of the Highlands’ only moments away
  • Visit a local distillery; Blair Atholl, Edradour, Dalwhinnie and Dewars of Aberfeldy are all within easy reach
  • Step back in Regal style and time with a tour of Blair Castle

Field Sports

Highland Perthshire is the perfect destination to indulge in field sports, and with some of the finest sporting estates on our doorstep, you can be assured of an array of options.  You’ll find excellent shooting, including pheasant, grouse and partridge and deer stalking.  Packed lunches can be provided.

Field Sports



You’ll find wonderful options for hiking direct from The Old Manse of Blair.  The Falls of Bruar, Glen Tilt and Blair Castle are the closest options on foot.  If you’re looking to bag a ‘Munro’, it’s got to be the mighty Schehallion in nearby Kinloch Rannoch.  Allow yourself at least five hours, a packed lunch from our kitchen and some sturdy boots and you’re in for a memorable climb and some spectacular views across Highland Perthshire.  When you return, you’ll definitely deserve a namesake Schehallion beer from the bar!


Perthshire is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world. Gleneagles is within easy reach with its PGA Centenary Course, which played host to the 2019 Solheim Cup and 2014 Ryder Cup, The King’s course and The Queen’s course.

Blair Atholl and Pitlochry both have golf courses, as well as Aberfeldy and Taymouth.

Castle Stuart can be reached in 90 mins as well as Carnoustie and Trump Aberdeen.


Why not try Salmon fishing on the River Tay? We’re only 15 minutes from The Newtyle Beat in Dunkeld. Whether you’re an experienced fly fisher, or a complete novice, the friendly Ghillie will set you up for a fine day on the river.  Whether you want a full Luxury Champagne Picnic, riverside fine dining or basic packed lunches, all can be provided.

Check out the Ultimate Guide to Salmon fishing in Scotland and our preferred partners - information on this page for further details. Our position within easy reach of The Tay, The Spey and The Dee make us an ideal luxury base for your Salmon Fishing Holiday in Scotland.


Preferred Partners

There is a vast range of activities and choosing the most appropriate supplier can be daunting. We’ve therefore taken the stress out of this and can recommend the following suppliers:

Salmon Fishing

Samantha at Salmon Fishing Holidays Scotland

Samantha Datta
Telephone +44 (0)1738 850607
Mobile +44 (0) 7917352277