Things to do near Gleneagles

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental is proud to sponsor the Solheim Cup 2019, and with the main event just days away, we’ve compiled a list of some of the must-see nearby attractions for first-time and returning visitors. With such a diverse range of activities at your fingertips, you’ll find something to do for every interest.

Tullibardine Distillery

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You can find Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford, Perthshire. Blackford is often regarded as the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, and is only two miles away from Gleneagles. The site of the distillery dates back to the late 1940s, and Tullibardine specialises in hand-crafted, single malt whisky. The distillery offers a great insight into the level of detail and expertise that goes in to producing whisky. Tours of the distillery start from £38 and are a must for any visitors to Scotland who are keen to get an authentic taste of our most famous distillate!

Skydive Strathallan

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This one is not for the faint hearted…

Situated in the heart of Gleneagles, Skydive Strathallan is the oldest and largest skydiving centre in Scotland. They welcome beginner and experienced skydivers to enjoy the aerial views of the highlands in what’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Members and tutors of Skydive Strathallan are keen to welcome visitors all year round, but please note that they’re only open on weekends. One-off, tandem jumps start from £127.

Castle Campbell

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Formerly known as the Castle of Glooms, you’ll find this rustic beauty on top of a narrow bridge near the Ochil Hills, which is just a short drive from Gleneagles. Once home to the powerful Campbell Earls of Argyll, the castle has ties to historical figures like John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots. It’s open to visitors all year round; adult prices start from £16 and children under the age of 5 go free!

The Spa at the Gleneagles Hotel

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Treat yourself to a day filled with relaxing spa treatments at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The Spa at the Gleneagles Hotel is the only spa in Scotland to be awarded ‘Luxury Spa Resort’ status by the Leading Hotels of the World Group. The unique facilities include a dedicated relaxation room and a state-of-the-art hydro pool. Treatments start from £98 but you’ll be sure to leave feeling refreshed and replenished after a long day of exploring the resort.

Archery at The Gleneagles Hotel

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Channel your inner Robin Hood and learn a new skill at the Gleneagles Hotel’s dedicated archery range. The hotel employs professional instructors to provide expert tuition that can be tailored to all levels. And, while archery encourages concentration, poise, technique and determination, it doesn’t require great strength or stamina, which means everybody can take part! Archery at Gleneagles is a great activity for those who want to do something a little more adventurous. You play even compete against your family and friends in teams of up to 30 people. You’ll need to contact the hotel for pricing and availability.


If you’re attending the 2019 Solheim Cup, use code SC20 when you book to get 20% off car hire! Just remember to take your ticket with you when collecting the car.

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