Have an action packed day with the family at Highland safaris. It really is more fun than you can shake a stick at. Then head to some truly stunning views over the beautiful loch Tay. You can truly put your feet up at the wonderful accommodation at Morenish Mews
These places are so close to the city you can leave it until the very last minute to plan a day trip from Edinburgh
This group is a great way to escape the city for a night or two and all of these places are so close together! The accommodation at Taymouth Marina is beautiful. Fully equipped kitchens, luxury bedding and towels, even bath robes for the hot tub! Some of the apartments are even pet friendly so your canine friends don't miss out. The Scottish Crannog Centre is just across the road. Here you step back in time to a reconstructed Crannog on Loch Tay and find out how the locals lived here thousands of years ago. A very interesting look into the history of Scotland. A short walk down the road, is Charlotte Flower Chocolates, Charlotte provides free tastin but be warned, you'll want to buy the whole shop. If you've got more time here, Charlotte cna book you in for a chocolate making workshop - I think I'll organise a girly weekend and try that. To top off the weekend, a quick visit to Highland Safaris, a short drive away. Experience Highland Perthshire at its best with wildlife and nature safaris by Land Rover. Or for those who don't have time for a full safari, stop in the cafe for a quick bite of wonderful fresh food and try your hand at gold panning! They also have a Red Deer Encounter for all the (big) kids. Such a great experience, so close to home.
Some Perthshire ideas...Check out Gloagburn Farm Shop - family owned and run farm shop with a licensed cafe... a warm welcome and really fine food. Plus en-route to Perthshire or heading back to Edinburgh check out Loch Levens Larder - there is a lovely walk around the loch and a fine cafe
Now look at all these things to do on Tayside... a weekend isn't going to be enough!!