What is available in Blackford and nearby?

Middleton House is situated 16 miles from the recently renovated Stirling Castle listed in the Lonely planet guide as one of the 40 best experiences in Europe and the Wallace Monument erected to the 13th century Scottish hero who fought the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

18 miles in the opposite direction lies the fair city of Perth also famous for many historical sites such as Scone Palace. Perthshire also provides the opportunity to enjoy many beautiful walks and cycle paths. Middleton House is situated 2.5 miles from the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel where the Ryder Cup of 2014 took place. It is also a commutable distance from both Glasgow and Edinburgh for visitors wishing to attend the Edinburgh festival or visit Glasgow’s internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries.

Tullibardine Distillery on the edge of the village also provides an opportunity to sample single malt whisky. There are different tours on offer from the classic to the connoisseur and a trip to the distillery can be combined a visit to the Eaglesgate Retail Village.

GOLF
http://www.gleneagles.com/golf/golf-courses/
http://www.4left.com/county.php?county=Perthshire
http://www.dunkeldandbirnamgolfclub.co.uk/

For those interested in golf there are many challenging and picturesque courses in Perthshire.   As well as the three world famous courses at Gleneagles, several other highly rated smaller gems are waiting  to be discovered such as  the  Dunkeld and Birnam, the  Strathmore, Perth North Inch and the Glen Isla courses. 

ACTIVITIES
www.goape.co.uk/days-out/aberfoyle
www.visitscotland.com/see-do/
www.dunkeldandbirnam.org.uk/offroad-2

There are opportunities to participate in water sports at the Lochearn Water Sport centre and for those who enjoy hanging out in the tree canopy there is the Go Ape Centre at Aberfoyle.

BIRD WATCHING

www.argatyredkites.co.uk
www.scottishfalconry.co.uk

Bird watchers will also find Perth has a lot to offer with a choice of visiting the Red Kites at Argaty or the Phoenix Falconry Centre near Blackford where you can learn to fly a Harris Hawk.


EATING OUT

www.andrewfairlie.co.uk

Eating out you are also spoilt for choice with the Michelin two  Star restaurant run by Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles or a short drive over Sheriffmuir will take you to the Sheriffmuir Inn where you can enjoy good quality local cuisine at reasonable prices.