Scotland Weekends Breaks
Scotland has an abundance of incredible attractions that make it a fantastic choice for any weekend break. From exploring Edinburgh Castle to fishing on Loch Lomond, there are opportunities galore for the biggest thrill seekers and the those chasing the chillest vibes.
Nae Limits are located in Ballinluig, located on the side of the A9 – the central spine of Scotland, and just next door to the picturesque towns of Dunkeld and Pitlochry. It’s a great base for exploring the Scottish highlands and taking in all that Perthshire has to offer. If your looking for a weekend break in Scotland, Nae Limits is the perfect destination to get you started.
Take It Slow with a Self-Catering Romantic Weekend Break
Do you and your partner love adventure? Are you always looking for your next short break away to explore together, relax together and have that quality time that is so hard to find at home? We think we have the perfect solution for you.
Nae Limits activities are perfect for couples that love to live life on the wild side. Our white water rafting activities are a great option as we offer a calmer route for beginners that will allow you to to take in the stunning views and local wildlife, and another for those with some experience that are looking for an unforgettable, action-packed experience down the rapids.
Another great option for couples is our Nae Limits canyoning excursion. When it comes to canyoning you can expect to be immersed in the stunning surroundings of the Falls Of Bruar, scrambling over rocks, dipping and ducking under waterfalls and ultimately making a big splash! You’ll be in awe at the beauty of the amazing scenery which is host to the best in Perthshire’s wildlife, landscapes and water features.
After a day at your land or water based activity, you will be needing somewhere comfortable to rest your head and cosy up together. We have an abundance of local self catering options to suit every couple. You’ll be in a secluded location with the most stunning views of Perthshire, and only a 5 minute scenic drive from the thriving town of Dunkeld. There are a mixture of cottages and glamping pods available to suit every budget, making it a great choice for anyone searching for romantic breaks. Quad Biking and Clay Pigeon shooting are also a stones throw away.
A Hotel Weekend Break for Families
Nae Limits is a fantastic option for families looking to do something a bit different on their weekend breaks. We have a variety of activities suitable for children aged 6+ , plus a delicious café with an abundance of delicious dishes made from the best local ingredients available in the area.
Our River Tay rafting experience is suitable for children age 6+ and for groups of up to a whopping 40 people! The route from Aberfeldy to Grandtully is a fantastic option for those with young children or beginners at rafting. Float, paddle and play your way along the River Tay whilst taking in the gorgeous Perthshire hills and wildlife.
We also offer an adventure tubing and cliff jumping excursion for those age 6+ and for groups of up to 16 people. The Nae Limits Adventure Tubing trip will have you travelling down the stunning River Garry. You will find yourself in the famous Killicrankie gorge battling your instincts with a spot of cliff jumping or relaxing whilst you take in the adrenalin from the comfort of your tube. Adventure Tubing is the perfect adventure for a family, adventurous couple or team of friends. This trip caters to all the needs of the group, ensuring the crazy ones get their adrenalin hit from the optional cliff jumping whilst guaranteeing enough thrills from the small rapids for the rest of the group.
Looking for a cosy, welcoming hotel that is just a short distance away from Nae Limits, then look no further than Fisher’s Hotel! Centrally located in the beautiful Victorian Town of Pitlochry in the Perthshire Highlands, Fisher’s Hotel is the perfect base for families and couples alike. They have a variety of Family and Cosy Couples Rooms available and one of the best breakfasts in town, plus a free parking area for those travelling from Nae Limits.
If your family also includes a precious pooch, our team will be happy to advise you of some dog friendly alternatives in Pitlochry or Dunkeld.
Fuel Up after your Adventure
Nae Limits are delighted to have recently opened our own café at our home in Ballinluig, serving up the best breakfasts and brunches in the business. We are proud to serve wholesome locally sourced food, ethically sourced Matthew Algie coffee and delicious home-baking. Our menu offers a range of vegan friendly dishes and gluten free options to ensure everyone is catered for, not forgetting our doggy station with treats and water for all our furry friends.
The Nae Limits Café is located just off the A9 at Ballinluig with ample free parking and 2 electric charging points. Our spacious café is the perfect meeting point; whether meeting for a catch up and coffee, a business meeting or a much needed rest after enjoying the wonderful dog walks, hikes and cycling routes on our doorstep. We have a log burning stove, ideal for keeping warm after a winter’s walk and a large outdoor seating area for those rare but wonderful sunny days.
Whether you need your coffee fix before you hit the waters, or are looking to refuel after your activity, we’ve got plenty of options to satisfy you.
Our Surrounding Towns
Dunkeld: A Rich Experience in Scottish Culture
For those staying at some of our self catering options, you should definitely take the 5 minute drive to the nearby town of Dunkeld. A jewel in its own right, Dunkeld is a town filled with a richness in its cafes and grocery providers.
Host to some of the best produce providers in town, there is a world of choice if you are looking to purchase some local produce. Opened and run by Flora Sheddan of The Great British Bake Off is Aran Bakery, a home of delicious breads and baked goods that tempt all that pass by. If wine is more your thing, you must visit the alcoves of The Scottish Deli, where not only is the wine in abundance, so is their knowledge of the product.
Famous in the area is The Dunkeld Fish Bar, known for its incredible fish and chips! It was even named one of the Top 50 chip shops in the UK and we think it has definitely earned its title. If you’re looking for a fine dining restaurant you should try The Taybank. With a conventional indoor dining setting, they also have a gorgeous outdoor dining space overlooking the River Tay that serves wood-fired pizzas, seafood, flatbreads and more. They even have a Winter Outdoor Spa area you can book for the evening.
While visiting Dunkeld be sure to take a stroll around The Hermitage, a magical stretch of Perthshire forests, rivers and waterfalls. It’s a friendly stretch and a beautiful little walk to wind down on. Why not pop into the Beatrix Potter Gardens just across the bridge in Birnam, the home of Peter Rabbit and his woodland friends.
Pitlochry: Traditional Scottish High Streets and Stretches of Gorgeous Landscapes
Pitlochry was originally a Pictish town that is situated on the banks of the River Tummel. Famous worldwide for its lights show named The Enchanted Forest, the town of Pitlochry is a popular spot for tourists and staycationers alike.
If you’re spending the night at the Fisher’s Hotel we recommend popping into Cidsin Bistro for a selection of Indian premium dining options, as well as an urban gin bar. For those looking for a more traditional Scottish menu may wish to try the Restaurant at Knockendarroch which currently holds two AA Red Rosettes.
When holidaying in Scotland it is almost mandatory to take part in a whisky distillery tour and Perthshire has many options to choose from. Nearby to Pitlochry is the Blair Athol Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland that is still in production. Blair Athol’s ancient source of water – the Allt Dour – contributes to the whisky’s mellow and smooth finish as it runs through the rich landscape from Ben Vrackie. Stop by for a dram of some of Scotland’s finest.
If you’re looking for some more adventure after your Nae Limit’s adventure, we recommend putting on your hiking gear and climbing one of our closest Munros, Schiehallion or Ben Vrackie. Munro climbing is very popular throughout Scotland, and due to these Munros being some of the more regularly visited sites, they are well sign posted and a good option for those looking to try out hillwalking for the first time. Ensure you are prepared before tackling any of Scotland’s Munros with the appropriate hiking gear and safety equipment.
Looking for a City Break?
The closest city to Nae Limits is Perth, which is just a 30 minute drive away straight down the A9. Here you can enjoy a multitude of fine dining restaurants specialising in Scottish cuisine, as well as exploring one of Scotland’s most historical cities.
The city centre is always busy with local traders markets and buskers. Take a stroll down Perth High Street and pass the St. John’s Shopping Centre, filled to the brim with a selection of clothing stores, book shops, cafes and more. Further down the street you will approach Perth Concert Hall, which hosts incredible acts and artists from all over the world. Comedians, orchestras, plays and more are all on offer.
Perth is a city steeped in Scottish history. Surrounded by dramatic scenery and well cared for historic buildings, the streets of Perth were once walked by the most respected Scottish royals. Be sure to walk along the banks of the River Tay to see the gorgeous Victoria Buildings, designed by local architect Andrew Heiton that date back to 1872.
Just a short distance from the centre of Perth you will find Scone, famed for being the location where Kings were crowned and traitors met their end. It’s where William Wallace famously led the Raid on Scone in 1297, which is now commonly know as the first War of Scottish Independence. We definitely recommend a trip to Scone palace to learn about the rich history of the area and take a gander across the beautiful regal gardens that surround the palace.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Perth city centre we would recommend The Holiday Inn Express or the Premier Inn on Mill Street, right beside two of our favourite Perth eateries, Kisa’s and Paco’s.
By choosing Perth as your city break destination, you are only 30 minutes away from all of the action and adventure activities we provide at Nae Limits. Combine your bungee jumping and quad biking activities with a night on the town – why not!
Other Popular Attractions to visit during Weekend Breaks in Scotland
Hope on the train at Perth and take a venture along to Edinburgh to visit one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks. Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. The castle has been home to many characters throughout history, from royal residents, to military strongholds, prisons and more, there is so much to learn and see in this magnificent building.
Edinburgh Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is truly a marvel in Scottish architecture. Buildings of old tower high along the cobbled streets, with a variety of local shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Hidden down various “closes” you’ll find ghost stories aplenty and learn about all the famous inhabitants of old Edinburgh. Learn about the macabre Burke and Hare, or the heart-breaking story of Mary Kings Close. Maybe you’ll spot a ghoul or two?
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
If you happen to be visiting Edinburgh in August while the tattoo is on, be sure to try and pick up some tickets! The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands, and artistic performance teams on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy incredible visual and audio performances that you’ll never forget.
Cairngorms National Park
This is a Nae Limits favourite! The Cairngorms are a haven for snow sports lovers and thrill seekers, making it a fantastic choice for those visiting Nae Limits to consider stopping in at. With slopes in abundance, and plenty of walking trails in the Summer months, the Cairgorms offers a huge choice of activities for outdoor lovers. What’s more, it’s only approximately 30 miles from Nae Limits, so why not twin your adventure weekend break! You might even see some of the famous Cairngorms Reindeer!
St Andrews Golf Course
Golf aficionados amongst us will know that St Andrews is host to one of the best golf courses in the world. Nicknamed “the home of golf”, the St Andrews golf course hosts many celebrities and professional competitions throughout the year. Be sure to book in advance if you would like to take a turn around these world famous greens as places are booked up quickly. 18 Holes at the world famous Old Course is the perfect way to relax after an adrenaline filled weekend break at Nae Limits.
The Wallace Monument
This one is for the History buffs! The Wallace Monument is an incredible piece of architecture with 360 sky high views of Stirling. The famous Scottish landmark stands above the fields where William Wallace led his troops to victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge against the English Army and tells the story of the patriot and martyr who became Scotland’s National Hero.
Choosing a Weekend Break in Scotland that is Right for You
With so many activities on offer for every kind of preference, Scotland is the perfect choice for a weekend break. With Nae Limits, we offer group, couple and family weekend breaks that combine the ultimate in adventure with the optimum in relaxation.
If you are looking for a recommendation of local accommodation, eateries or other activities to add on to your break, feel free to ask a member of our friendly team at Nae Limits HQ.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Nae Limits!