Places to visit in Perthshire
Some recommended places to visit in Perthshire include the following:
1- Scone Palace – Scone Palace near Perth, Perthshire, Scotland is the original home of the Stone of Destiny and the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scots. One of the top visitor attractions in Scotland
2- Blair Castle – Internationally renowned Scotland home of the Atholl Highlanders. Well worth the 40 minute drive.Scottish castles have always had an enduring appeal for visitors, and Blair Castle is no exception, with plenty to see and do for all the family. Hosts the Blair Horse rials annually in August
3- Glamis Castle – Glamis Castle is the childhood home of The Queen Mother and the legendary setting of Shakespeare¹s play ‘Macbeth’. It is known as one of the most haunted castles in Britain.
4- House of Bruar – Situated in rural Perthshire ten miles north of Pitlochry, The House of Bruar boasts some of Scotland’s finest produce, clothing and rural artwork. Within our our walls you’ll find items ranging from traditional Scottish tweed to cashmere jumpers and food hampers.
6- Visit Pitlochry – One of the town’s best-loved attractions is the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. Here salmon negotiate the specially constructed ladder allowing them to bypass Pitlochry Dam into the man-made Loch Faskally. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre lies on the banks of the River Tummel and is internationally renowned for its fine repertoire of drama and comedy
7- Visit Dewars World of Whisky – Whisky connoisseurs will enjoy a visit to Dewar’s World of Whisky and Distillery at Aberfeldy, the home of the Single Malt at the heart of the award-winning Dewar’s White Label. Visitors can explore one of the greatest brands of Scotch whisky ever created in an innovative and interactive five star exhibition that educates and entertains
8- Loch Tay and The Scottish Crannog Centre – The Scottish Crannog Centre features a unique reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling, built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. This authentic recreation is based on the excavation evidence from the 2,600 year old site of ‘Oakbank Crannog’, one of the 18 crannogs preserved in Loch Tay, Scotland.
9- The Hermitage – a gift to the 2nd Duke of Atholl from his nephew in the 18th century and it is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. There is a mile-long walk along the River Braan which runs through ancient woodland to a folly built in 1758 called Ossian’s Hall, which is close to Ossian’s Cave. There is a waterfall, gorge and little bridge, all of which superbly reflects the late 18th century taste for the picturesque.
10- Queens View – One of the outstanding beauty spots in all of Scotland is the Queen’s View where a panorama of lake and mountain scenery stretches westwards as far as the Glen Coe hills, on clear days.