An Ideal Base
Kirkmichael is an ideal jump-off point for exploring the Cairngorms National Park, highland Perthshire, the Angus Glens, Aberdeenshire and the vibrant cities of Perth and Dundee.
The local area abounds with iconic visitor attractions - lochs, mountains, glens, castles, distilleries, golf - and you may well spot a highland cow or stag in the forests and fields surrounding the village.
A Walker's Paradise
The Cateran Trail, an old drovers trail, passes through the village and can be hiked in circular mini-trails through heathery hills and glens.
The Cairngorms National Park offers a unique and spectacular landscape and is hugely popular with walkers, as are the family-friendly Angus Glens.
For those with Munro-bagging in their sights there are 28 in Perthshire alone, including the magical Schiehallion.
History and Heritage
Kirkmichael and the surrounding area are steeped in history and folklore, from being a significant Pictish settlement to clans who came out for Prince Charlie in the Jacobite rebellion. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria, who often passed through Kirkmichael to dine with nearby friends on her way to Balmoral Castle. We also have the full transcript of the rousing speech delivered by Prime Minister Gladstone on the balcony of our very own apartments.
Whether you want to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy walks in stunning scenery, or try your hand at extreme sports , you will find hill-walking, kayacking, bird-watching, canyon-swinging, loch cruising, golf, fishing and off-road safaris within an hour's drive.
Visit castles, cathedrals, distilleries and museums throughout the area. The V&A opened in Dundee in September 2018, the only V&A satellite outside London.
Highland Games and Ceilidhs
Highland Games typically take place from late spring until September. The royal games at Braemar take place on the first Saturday in September, while our splendid local games in Kirkmichael are the last Saturday of August.
Ceilidhs are a regular feature of hotels in nearby Blairgowrie and Pitlochry or Dunkeld, and our next-door neighbour hotel also plays host to occasional ceilidhs which are advertised in advance.
For the Family
There are outdoor play facilities in the village and over the school summer holidays there is free access to the village school tennis/football courts. There are indoor play centres and large play parks in nearby towns. The Highland Wildlife Centre and Camperdown Zoo can be reached in an hour. The options are virtually endless for family trekking in wonderful surroundings, with wildlife and waterfalls a-plenty along the way.