The Perfect Location


The Kenmore Hotel & Luxury Lodges are perfectly situated for exploring this beautiful, unspoilt part of Scotland.

Steeped in history itself, the Kenmore Hotel is nestled in the conservation village of Kenmore, deep within Rob Roy and Campbell country and bordered by the Tay Forest Park on one side and the River Tay on the other.

With wonderful small towns nearby such as Aberfeldy and Pitlochry and a vast array of attractions and outdoor activities, Highland Perthshire has something to interest all ages and budgets.

Whatever the reason for your visit and whether your interest is historical sites, outdoor adventure, speciality shopping or culinary delicacies, flora and fauna, or the great game of golf, you’ll find an abundance of things to see and do.


Golf


Perthshire is not only home to the world famous Gleneagles, but also some of the finest inland golf courses in the world including the Rosemount Course at Blairgowrie, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry Golf Courses.

Taymouth Castle Golf Club, set in the grounds of Taymouth Castle near Kenmore, was established in 1925 and designed by James Braid, a five time winner of the Open Championship and a renowned designer of over 200 golf courses.

The course is laid out in the former deer park of the Taymouth estate within the valley of the river Tay. As well as offering some testing holes, the course affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside including the peaks of the Lawers range, the sparkling waters of Loch Tay, and the wooded slopes of Drummond Hill.

The Kenmore Hotel  has linked up with other courses in the area and we are delighted to offer competitive priced golfing breaks at the following courses:

  • Aberfeldy (18 holes)
  • Pitlochry (18 holes)
  • Crieff (18 holes)
  • Kenmore (9 holes)
  • Killin (9 holes)

Please contact our reception team who will be happy to tailor your requirements and book all the necessary courses that you wish to play during your stay.

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The Taymouth Castle Golf Club


Outdoor Adventure


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 trekking, cycling, walking, Highland Adventure Safari, falconry and country and field sports, Perthshire is one of Europe’s finest adventure playgrounds boasting an unrivalled range of outdoor experiences including river canyoning, white water rafting, clay shooting, zorbing & sphering, microlight flights and cliff jumping!

The Kenmore also hosts a wide selection of outdoor activities including golf at Taymouth Castle (see ‘Golf’) and salmon fishing on the glorious River Tay (see below) - including the official opening and closing of the annual salmon season. 

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 or click below for more information:

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     Letsflyfish with Ally Gowans



     Highland Safaris



The Kenmore is situated at the mouth of the River Tay, boasting 1½ miles of challenging salmon fishing for both novice and
professional anglers alike on the famous Upper Tay at only £30.00 per day for non-residents throughout the season (inclusive packages and discounts available for hotel residents)

  • 2 nights package @ £215.00 per person
  • 3 nights package @ £299.00 per person

Package includes 3-course dinner, relaxing accommodation, full Scottish breakfast, hearty packed lunch and salmon fishing on the River Tay.

We are happy to organise tackle and wader hire, and tuition is available for novices and experienced anglers looking to sort those wee blips, for individuals and groups.


Shopping


Visit the delicatessen and gift shop at the Mains of Taymouth Courtyard in Kenmore where you’ll find some of the finest products from Scotland and Europe. Indulge yourself with fresh deli produce, tempting confectionery and choose from a huge range of souvenir and gift ideas.

Nearby you’ll find Pitlochry, one of Scotland’s prettiest villages boasting an array of boutique and speciality shops along either side of the main street, from keepsakes to woollen mills.  Also nearby is 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.  Or for some city shopping, the bustling Perth offers an excellent range of major stores as well as speciality shops.


Rich Heritage & Fantastic Monuments


Perthshire has a rich heritage of castles, churches, battlefields and historic sites.  Places of interest within an easy drive of Kenmore along country roads with stunning views include Castle Menzies, Dewar’s World of Whisky, The Crannog Centre, Blair Castle, House of Bruar, Pitlochry Dam & Salmon Ladder, The Falls of Dochart, The Pass of Killiecrankie, Fortingall Yew, to name a few.

Sample locally brewed ales from the Moulin micro brewery and the Inveralmond Brewery. Visit the Cairn O'Mhor winery or  the Scottish Liqueur Centre or take the whisky trail along the Perthshire Tourist Route to Dewar's, Famous Grouse, Bell's and Scotland’s smallest distillery, Edradour.

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Dewars World of Whisky




Festivals & Events


Perthshire has something for everyone to enjoy, including the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace, Perth Show, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair and the Glenfiddich Piping and Fiddling Championships and Perth Festival of Arts. There is also a regular programme of events at Perth and Pitlochry Theatres, Perth Concert Hall and regular meetings at Perth Racecourse.


The Official Closing of the Salmon Season on the River Tay


Join us on Monday 15 October 2012 to celebrate the 65th Salmon Closing of the River Tay at Kenmore. Permits for closing day cost £25.00 and proceeds from all permit sales will be donated to Angling for Youth Development (AFYD).

Everyone is welcome at this historic event, gather on the Boars Head Terrace at 6.45 pm for a dram of Dewar's whisky and see the last boat come under Kenmore bridge with the lone piper followed by a spectacular fireworks display.


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

 

For further information on the Kenmore Hotel or to make a reservation, simply call us on 01887 830 205. Alternatively to check availability and make restaurant or room reservations, use our online booking facilities in the tab above.

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