This particular weekend was going to be different. We were going to ‘do Perthshire’….in June, in the rain. The rain wasn’t exactly part of the plan but hey, you can’t have it all.
Bags packed, mini packed, off to Taymouth Marina we go!
The lovely folk at Taymouth Marina offered to put the Monkfish crew up for the weekend to try out all that they have to offer. We LOVE this part of the world and it’s a perfect part of Scotland to really get in to the local food scene, beautiful scenery and seek out the best that Perthshire has to offer…including the midges.
If you don’t know this part of the world you’ll find that Loch Tay is the perfect base for exploring Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Dunkeld plus further North too.
If you want to stay closer to home and embrace water sports then there is just so much to do. Taymouth Marina even has a slide that you can launch yourself down straight in to the loch, crazy we know. Their ‘Hot Box’ draws the crowds from near and far too. It’s a very cool loch side sauna fired by a giant crackling wood burner where even the mighty Ed Sheeran has recently visited, FACT.
Disclaimer – weather was NOT like this when we visited but this is proof that Scotland does indeed have a Summer…
So, itinerary was set…
Coffee, brunch, lunch, tea and cake, castles, hot tubs, sleep, highland safaris and Ballintaggart Farm.
We did ALL of the above and more. Let the pictures speak a thousand words 🙂
The accommodation at Taymouth Marina got a 10/10 from us. Great views of the Loch, the bonus of a hot tub, restaurant within spitting distance, and above all it was soooo sparkly clean and so well thought about. A dream of a kitchen with every gadget you’ve ever needed plus THREE BATHROOMS! Sorry, had to shout that one out, we had one each, the joys of that are indescribable!
If you fancy staying there then you can click through to their website right HERE.
And finally here follows our list of recommends to see and do in the Loch Tay area whatever the weather!
Habitat Cafe, Aberfeldy – coffee and cake stop
Highland Safaris – mid morning brunch stop, deer, owls, playground, walking trails, four wheel drives into the wilds of Perthshire if you pre-book
Blair Castle – a brilliant day out, lots to do for kids, walking, horse riding, tractor ride, history, colouring in, lunch
Watermill Book shop in Aberfeldy – one of the most lovely book shops we know
Pitlochry Dam Visitors Centre – worth a stop on a rainy day, lovely visitors centre which is very interactive and keeps the kids occupied for an hour or so,
On the drive home we surprised Mr Monkfish with a Father’s Day lunch at Ballintaggart Farm. Literally 20 minutes from Taymouth Marina. If you’ve not been you simply must. A delicious seasonal Sunday lunch menu and plenty of fresh air afterwards to blow away the cobwebs. We’ve shouted about Ballintaggart before and will continue to do so!
Thank you so much to the team at Taymouth Marina. We loved our stay and will be heading back next time it rains…ha ha!