Scotland is definitely the country to visit in August. As the Edinburgh Fringe and International festivals kicks off, the city is alive with comedians, actors, and a host of different artists. However, if you want to get away from festival madness, or combine your trip to Edinburgh with some sightseeing further north in Scotland, Pitlochry has some great activities to entertain you.
Summer Cinema at Blair Castle – Monster’s University
What? Blair Castle are celebrating summer by transforming the Victorian Ballroom into a fully-fledged cinema – complete with popcorn. They finish the season with a Disney Pixar gem, Monster’s University.
How much? Adult £6.95, Child £5.65, Family ticket £22.90.
Aberfeldy Highland Games
What? If you came to Scotland to see some caber-tossing, we’ve got the real deal. The Aberfeldy Show and Games offers the real highland experience, with traditional dancing, horse and pony shows and agricultural exhibition.
Where? Aberfeldy Perthshire, PH15 2JP
When? August 9th – 10th
How much? Tickets range between £3-£8
Open Mic Night at McKay’s Bar
What? A great mix of musical novices and seasoned artists, the place to be for small session to sooth those Sunday night blues.
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
What? If you’re a lover of all things equine, the Blair Castle Horse trials is for you. Enjoy 4 days of showjumping, hunt shows, pony club games, Clydesdale championships and more. If you’re more of a shopper there’s also over 200 trade stands to keep you entertained.
What? An Oscar Wilde classic, and his first theatrical success, Lady Windermere’s Fan is quintessentially Wilde – witty, lavish, and a story of intrigue that leaves viewers fully entertained throughout.
Where? Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR