The National Trust for Scotland owns and manages several properties in Highland Perthshire, including the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, beauty spots such as Craigower by Pitlochry, the Linn of Tummel and the Pass of Killiecrankie (which also has a visitor centre). It plays a key role in preserving the beautiful townscape of Dunkeld - it owns 20 houses in Cathedral and High Streets; most date from the rebuilding of the town after the Battle of Dunkeld in 1689. These are private and not open to the public, however, visitors are welcome at the Trust's Ell Shop, which takes its name from the ell or weaver's measure outside.

The Trust also owns and manages the spectacular Hermitage, just a mile or so west of Dunkeld off the main A9 road north.