Off Site Activities

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Scotland's premier motorsport venue, Knockhill Racing Circuit, is located just 12 miles from the Resort and hosts a number of premier events including the The British Superbike Championship, British Touring Car Championship and the Scottish Motorshow. More importantly, for those wishing a hands on experience, Knockhill run Driver Experience courses (a range of bikes & cars) and Track Days, as well as karting. A great experience and a fabulous day out which we can help organise for you.        Visit website

Off Road Driving

The Scottish Off Road Driving Centre is the biggest, best and most challenging 4 x 4 offroad driving course in Scotland. Just 10 miles from the Resort, the Centre has a wide variety of natural and man made obstacles within its 500 acre grounds designed to offer challenges for every 4x4 and All Terrain Vehicle user from the complete novice to the hardened professional. They pick you up from the Resort, put you through your paces and then deliver you back safe & sound!      Visit website

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Gliding

One of the more exhilarating off site activities we can offer guests is gliding over Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills. The Scottish Gliding Centre is located directly opposite the Resort across Loch Leven at Portmoak. We can arrange trial flights for guests wanting to try it out or mini courses for those wanting to start to learn properly.      Visit website

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Located just 13 miles from the Resort, Cluny Clays is one of the biggest outdoor activity venues in Scotland. Clay pigeon shooting is its core activity, catering for the complete beginner through to the professional. In addition, there is archery and air rifle shooting as well as a 9 hole golf course.        Visit website 

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Watersports

Perthshire is renowned for the quality & variety of watersports on offer. Whether you want to try white water rafting, canoeing & kayaking, canyoning, cliff jumping, gorge walking, water skiing or plain sailing, you will find all these watersport activities and more in the local area.       Visit website

Equestrian

The local area has plenty of equine interest. There are a number of professional Racing Stables as well as Livery Yards where we can help organise horse riding or pony trekking. However, just 18 miles from the Resort is the Gleneagles Equestrian School which is one of the best equipped in the world. From indoor arenas to cross-country course, leading rein to polo and carriage -driving, they offer the lot with top class tuition.         Visit website

Places to Visit

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Lochleven Castle

dating back to probably the 13th Century, Lochleven Castle is best known for having been a prison for Mary Queen of Scots for about a year in 1567/8 before her daring escape.  Prior to this, it is reputed as having been captured from the English in 1305 by none other than William Wallace (of Braveheart fame) and visited shortly afterwards by another Scottish historical hero, Robert the Bruce. Today, the castle is looked after by Historic Scotland who operate regular boat trips throughout the day to it from the Kinross Pier / Boathouse Bistro between April - October.       Visit website

RSPB Loch Leven

formerly known as Vane Farm, the reserve is set on the southern shore of the loch and offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and birdwatchers alike. Climb the trail through the woodland to the top of Vane Hill for a spectacular view over the Kinross-shire hills and Loch Leven, or meander down to the wetland trail where strategically placed hides allow you to get really close to nature. The Visitor Centre and cafe currently mark one end of the Loch Leven Heritage Trail.         Visit website

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Falkland Palace

situated within the picturesque village of Fal;kland just 12 miles from Kinross, Falkland Palace is well worth a visit. Transformed from a castle into a Palace by King James IV and V, Falkland Palace was popular with the Stuart monarchs who came there to hunt wild boar and deer, practise falconry and play tennis. It was a particular favorite of Mary Queen of Scots. Although partly ruined, there is still plenty to see in the palace’s interior, such as the richly panelled Keeper’s quarters, the magnificent James V-era Chapel Royal, the Old Library and the recreated royal apartments. The gardens too are beautiful.         Visit website

Black Watch Castle & Museum

reopening in Spring 2013 after a £3.5m refurbishment and expansion, the Black Watch Museum in the centre of Perth offers a unique and fascinating insight into the history into one of the world's most famous regiments, The Black Watch, whose history stretches back over almost 300 years. From Fontenoy to Fallujah with Ticonderoga, Waterloo, Alamein and two World Wars in between, Scotland's elite Black Watch Regiment has been there when the world’s history has been shaped. On display are are artefacts dating from the regiment's formation in 1739 to the present day which will keep you captivated.        Visit website 

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Deep Sea World

situated in North Queensferry overlooking the Forth Road Bridge (16 miles / 20 mins from Kinross), Deep Sea World is Scotland's National Aquarium.  Experience the UK’s longest underwater viewing tunnel, mysterious coral reefs, majestic sharks and their amazing seal sanctuary. You can even dive with 12ft long Tinkerbell and the other Sand Tiger Sharks in the aquarium - if you are brave enough!      Visit website

Edinburgh Castle

sited on top of an extinct volcano with stunning views across City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history. It is Scotland's most visited paid-for attraction and is a key element of the Edinburgh World Heritage SiteBattles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died within its walls. A key attraction within the castle is the Scottish Crown Jewels. No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to Edinburgh - and Edinburgh Castle forms its centrepiece.    Visit website

...and much, much more!

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