Land Rover Experience Scotland is based within the grounds of what is now the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel & Country Club, and what was a former Dowager house for the nearby Atholl Estate.
The hotel is based on a summer house built by George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl and is home to the Beatrix Potter memorial as the author spent a lot of time writing there. On September 3, 1893, Potter's first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, took shape at the house in a story and picture letter to child friend Noel Moore.
The Land Rover Experience Scotland is housed in the former kennels of the house, in the steading buildings that also house the leisure / activity centre for the hotel.
As you enter the main drive leading to the hotel and Land Rover Experience Scotland you pass on your left the ruins of Dunkeld Cathedral, razed to the ground by The Wolf Of Badenoch "a terrible force from Scottish history". Close by the cathedral are the remaining Dunkeld Larches which were planted in 1738 by the Duke of Atholl; these 2 remaining trees grown from seed brought back from the Tyrol are parent trees for many of the now famous Atholl Forests.
Our Full Day Driving Adventure and Full Day Advanced Driving Adventure guests have access to another wonderful piece of Scotland when on the afternoon of their day they visit nearby Rotmell forest on the Atholl Estate, where we have a range of beautiful natural tracks. Rotmell Farm nearby was built as a model farm just after 1800 and again was visited by Queen Victoria in her travels to this part of Scotland.