Gleneagles Village and Auchterarder

Auchterarder (Uachdar Àrdair, or Upper Highland in Gaelic) is a small town near the Ochil Hill is Perthshire. The mile and a half long High Street has earned the town its nickname “The Long Town”. Visitors to Auchterarder will find restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and other attractions in the town as well as popular tourist spots outside.

The Auchterarder Golf Club welcomes visitors all year round. The parkland course has spectacular views towards Gleneagles and the Ochil Hills and runs alongside the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles Hotel.

If you like a wee dram visit the Tullibardine Distillery and Visitor Centre, Dewars Distillery or Glenturret Distillery.

Accommodation In Gleneagles Village and Auchterarder

Gleneagles Village and The Long Town of Auchterarder

The town was an important settlement in Strathearn in the medieval period. Auchterarder castle used to stand north of the town in the area now known as Castleton. In the 11th Century it was a hunting retreat for King Malcolm. It was visited by King Edward I in 1296 during the Wars of Independence. There are few remains of the castle after it was ruined in the 18th Century.

The town is most famous nowadays for the nearby Gleneagles Hotel, with its popular golf course and spa, which played host to the 2005 G8 summit. Work on this resort was begun in 1913 by the Caledonian Railway Company and following the first world war there were two 18-hole golf courses on the site. Finally completed in 1924 it was described as “the eighth wonder of the world”. Visit the Gleneagles Spa and Golf courses.

Things to Do


Gleneagles Hotel – Spa Resort and Golf Course with a range of activities available

Tullibardine Distillery – Tours and tastings available

The Inerpeffray Library – the oldest lending library in the country

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre at Comrie – A great day out for families

Auchterarder is also at the midway point between the cities of Perth and Stirling