Venture out of the estate and there are adventures aplenty.
Glenshee is Scotland’s hidden route North to the highlands, a beautiful highland glen and a southern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside. The Glen is a magical place steeped in history, known in Gaelic as Gleann Shith – the Glen of the Fairies.
The Glen provides one of the main routes through the lower Grampians.
Just 30 miles to the south is the beautiful and historic city of Perth, and also within easy reach is Edinburgh, just a two-hour drive away.
To the west are Pitlochry and The House of Bruar – known as ‘the Harrods of Scotland’.
Head North and you will arrive at Braemar, famous for its Highland Gathering in early September and Balmoral, the summer residence of the Royal Family.
Indeed, Dalnaglar is ideally situated for visits to many other famous Castles and historic sites.
The Spittal of Glenshee is situated at the heart of where four glens meet and it has been a popular destination for travellers throughout history.
The Spittal of Glenshee and surrounding area boasts a fantastic variety of things to do. The facilities for walkers, anglers, shooters, golfers and cyclists, as well as for winter sports enthusiasts, are unrivalled.
Mountain bikes, falconry and pony trekking can also all be arranged locally.
Skiers and snowboarders will benefit from the proximity of the Estate to the popular Glenshee Snowsports Centre, just ten miles away.
An impressive range of water and land adventures, including white water rafting, river tubing and quad biking are offered by Nae Limits, which is a forty five minute drive from Dalnaglar.
Walkers will love the Caterlan Trail, with the second of the five stages of the 64-mile Trail passing through the estate. This stage takes you along a beautiful moorland route to the Trail’s highest point between Strathardle and Glenshee, offering spectacular views of glens and rugged peaks.
The Estate also offers an ideal base for exploring the Cairngorms National Park. With a choice of 55 Munros (four of which are the highest mountains in the UK) for beginner and experienced hill walker to conquer.
If you prefer to enjoy the wild highland scenery from the comfort of your car, you’ll love the magnificent 90-mile Snowroads stretch. The route starting in the nearby market town of Blairgowrie, takes you past the Dalnaglar Estate and up through the East Cairngorms to the Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey.
Golfers will be spoiled for choice, with over 100 courses easily reachable from Dalnaglar – including Braemar (the highest course in Scotland, and possibly one of the most breathtaking, with the Cairngorm Mountains rising up each side of the course), also the Championship course at Rosemount and Blairgowrie, or the world famous Gleneagles, St. Andrews and Carnoustie courses.
Gin lovers will love the Persie Gin distillery, which is just six miles away and chocoholics can treat themselves to a visit to award-winning Chocolatier Iain Burnett’s gift shop a 50-minute drive from Dalnaglar.
The towns of Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are an easy drive away, offering good amenities and plenty of attractions, including the Fish Ladder and Festival Theatre in Pitlochry.
No matter which direction you choose to travel in to Dalnaglar, you will find some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery.