Things to do

Stalking and salmon fishing can be booked in advance – please email Managed Estates – or call 01786 849272. Permits are available from the Post Office in Bridge of Balgie for trout fishing, both river and loch.

Glen Lyon Post Office/Shop/Lunch room is just 200 yards from Gatehouse. As well as serving lunches and home baking, it is also a good place to get information about the local area.

Marked walking routes are set out in Glen Lyon. Leaflets are available in Gatehouse and the information board at the Post Office.

Hill walking and Munros: Ben Lawers has a well kept path and more experienced climbers could attempt Tarmachan Ridge.

Highland Safaris: Cafe, shop, attractions. Good coffee and lovely views.

Castle Menzies: Museum and cafe.

Crannog Centre: Rebuild of an iron age dwelling with history exhibitions, crafts and music demonstrations. While there why not visit the spectacular Acharn waterfalls a little down the road.

House of Bruar: Scotland’s most famous country clothing specialist. Clothing, produce, art.

Aberfeldy: nearest town with a diverse range of shops, art galleries, boutiques, bric-a-brac, specialist cafes and restaurant such as:

Glen Lyon Tweed Mill: A working mill that makes beautiful traditional tweed in various styles and colours. The owner would be delighted to show any guests of Gatehouse around. Please call 01887 822844 or e-mail

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Whisky Distillery: working distillery and shop and guided tours.

Watermill Bookshop & Cafe: Included in the list of the world’s best bookshop experiences and rightly so.

Haggart’s: Scottish tweed and tailoring with art, letterpress and design.

Spirit of Wood: Quality handcrafted furniture, accessories and gift-ware.

Glenlyon Coffee Roasters: Excellent artisan coffee with roots in Glen Lyon.

The Birks Cinema: New releases, Live Events with world class theatre and dance, as well as art house films.