Introducing the Fonab Experience

Location & Activities

Fonab Castle is located in the southern Scottish Highlands, approx 90 minutes' north of Edinburgh. There are many attractions and places of interest close by, many of which are detailed below.


A quite delightful Victorian town, nestling in the Perthshire Highlands amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, Pitlochry has been a popular holiday resort for over a hundred years. Enjoy distilleries, castles, the fish ladder and dam, the famous Pitlochry Theatre, great shopping, and superb local walks. Nearby Queens View (Queen Victoria's favourite vista) and the visitor centre at Killiecrankie with its Soldier's Leap are also well worth a visit. Home to Scotland's smallest distillery, Edradour, and to some ancient history, including the Pictish Dunfallandy stone. There are wonderful walks along the River Tummel and through the woods around Loch Faskally, and there is the fledgling beauty of the Explorers Garden, which celebrates the people who crossed the world to bring back plants.

Highland Perthshire

Highland Perthshire has a wealth of attractions and activities to keep tourists busy for weeks. Fortingall is a must visit with its Fortingall Yew (the oldest tree in Europe), beautiful Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest glen and Loch Tay nearby. Or travel from the north end of Pitlochry along the B846 Loch Tummel/ Loch Rannoch road past the Queens View and the distinctive peak of Schiehallion, which eventually leads to Scotland's most remote railway station, Rannoch Station (stop in for a visit at the Moor of Rannoch Hotel), and the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. You can't go any further.


The touring possibilities from Fonab are endless, and all world class; it's Scotland and Highland Perthshire after all.

Fonab Castle can advise and signpost you on fantastic day tours from Fonab to <> Glencoe and Locahber <> Royal Deeside, Braemar and Balmoral <> Fife and St Andrews <> Edinburgh, via Perth <> Monarch Country, and onward to Inverness <> Laggan to Spean Bridge <> Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Killin <> Aberfeldy and on to Crieff <> Loch Tummel Queens View and Loch Rannoch <> Stirling and Braveheart Country via Perth <> Loch Lomond and the Trossachs via Crieff <> Aberdeen via Braemar and Ballater <> Cairngorms, Aviemore and Grantown <> Grampian Malt Whisky Trail - - and many more. All within a comfortable day trip.


Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a theatrical phenomenon, operating a unique repertoire system, which offers a different show every night of the week – two on matinée days!

This means you can literally stay for six days and see six different plays. Its ensemble is the largest in Scotland; its auditorium has 544 seats in which over 60,000 visitors sit every summer. "There are plenty of theatres with a claim to having beautiful settings, but few are as delightful as that enjoyed by the Pitlochry Festival Theatre." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, June 2011.

5 Star Attractions

Fonab Castle considers itself lucky and privileged to have some of Scotland's exclusive, 5 star visitor attractions within 30 -45 minutes' drive.

Two of the greatest castles and houses in Scotland:

Undoubtedly the top Highland shopping venue in Scotland:

Scotland's premier award-winning Land Rover experience:

The Scottish Crannog Centre Loch Tay - amidst stunning Highland scenery; a 5 star experience in itself!

Four world-class distillery visitor centres:

And a little further afield, yet less than 90 minutes' drive:

Places of Interest

The Highland Perthshire towns and villages of:

Dunkeld and Kenmore are especially worth a visit, as well as the Hermitage, Dunkeld, and of course the Crannog Centre near Kenmore.

Great lesser-known attractions amongst this abundance of riches include:

Things to Do

When it comes to the top things to do in Perthshire, and especially Highland Perthshire, the choices are as extensive as your imagination.

Walking, trekking, cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, white-water rafting (the best in Scotland), Highland safaris, world-class fishing, shooting and stalking, climbing, clays, quad-biking, abseiling, wind-surfing and so much more. Here are some of the highlights: Highland safari by superlative local provider Highland Safaris. Zorbing, rafting and kayaking by Nae Limits. Paintballing by Perthshire Paintball - super teambuilding adventure. World-class Salmon Fishing . And world-class golf at Gleneagles and Blairgowrie. Wonderful shooting, stalking and horse-riding at nearby Atholl Estates. Amazing off-road driving with Landrover Experience. Handle and fly an amazing collection of birds with Phoenix Falconry and, for those a little braver, Bungee Jumping at Killiecrankie. The list is endless!