Perthshire Scotland Attractions

Perthshire Scotland Attractions And Tourism.

Queen's View Perthshire ScotlandOne of the most naturally beautiful areas of Scotland is the county of Perthshire, in the heart of Scotland itself. With a rich history as well as modern attractions, it's also easily reachable from the main Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, yet distant enough to feel like a completely different country altogether. Whether it's indoor or outdoor activities you're after, Perthshire has it in abundance.

Outdoor Activities

With the very nature of the area around Perth and its neighbouring towns and cities, there is a host of outdoor activities for the more energetic visitor. For those that like to trek or hike, for example, you can choose from the likes of the Black Spout Wood in Pitlochry, famous for its collection of woodland animals such as the roe deer and red squirrel.

Or how about a spot of trout fishing in one of the area's many lochs and rivers? Some of the best trout fishing anywhere can be had in the lochs of Rannoch and Tay. And with the scenery that surrounds you in this beautiful part of Scotland, once you've stocked up on your fish, take a cycling trip around the countryside and explore the area at your leisure.

Countryside Attractions

With its location in the centre of Scotland, Perthshire has seen more than its fair share of historic moments. From Highland clan wars to battles with its English neighbours, this part of Scotland has many stories to tell. Taking a visit to the Black Watch Museum will offer you a glimpse into one of Scotland's most famous army regiments.

Or visit the castle on an island on Loch Leven, to see the place where Mary, Queen of Scots was held prisoner for over a year. Of course, no visit would be complete without stopping at Scone Castle, where all of Scotland's kings were crowned and is the resting place for the Stone of Scone, better known as the Stone of Destiny, which the kings sat on during their coronation.

Things to See and Do

With the abundance of towns and villages in this lovely part of Scotland, there’s no shortage when it comes for places to visit. One of the most popular towns is Aberfeldy, for its wide variety of shops and Victoria Park. It’s also close to Castle Menzies, which opens its gardens to the public and is a wonderful tourist attraction. And don't forget the Dewar's World of Whiskey at the distillery in Aberfeldy, where tasting is mandatory!

Once you're feeling hungry enough from your travels, Perthshire has some of the best places to eat in as well. Blairgowry offers some of the freshest fruit you'll find anywhere, and the wildlife that is found in this part of the country allows for some breathtaking dishes. Whether it's a small restaurant in one of the county's many towns, or a full-on Scottish dinner at the likes of one of the local historic houses or castle dining areas, you'll find something here for any palate.


There’s always something going on for the visitor to enjoy. If you are in the area over the Christmas period, then you can stop off at the Christmas Craft Market in Perth itself. Alternatively, there's the traditional Highland Games to enjoy, which usually happens every August and is a must-see event.

No matter what your choice of holiday usually is, Perthshire offers it all and more, from family fun to more adventurous camping and exploring. Whatever you do here, you'll find it's an experience to remember a lifetime.

Perthshire Hotel

If you're looking for a great base from which to explore Perth and Perthshire our modern SkyLodge hotel is situated within the picturesque Perthshire countryside at Perth airport, within an easy and picturesque 10 minute drive from the city centre.

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