Perthshire Information

Perthshire County

Queen's View Perthshire ScotlandSituated in the very heart of Scotland, Perthshire has some of the greatest and most easily accessible scenery available in the Scottish Highlands.

Known as the "big county" with a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. Perthshire is only an hour or so from Glasgow or Edinburgh but a world apart.

Perthshire has played a major role in Scotland's long and turbulent history and many well known historical figures have associations with the county - William Wallace, Macbeth, Robert Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Rob Roy Macgregor, John Knox, Ossian, Montrose, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns.

Today Perthshire can boast two very well known 'children'.The most popular children's writer ever J.K Rowling is from the area as is the very popular actor Ewan McGregor.

There's great variety throughout the county, you can travel through picturesque towns and villages as you choose to visit Abbeys, Arts centres, Battle sites, Castles, Distilleries, Woodland and Forests, Gallery's, Gardens, Glens, Hills, Historic Houses, Loch's, Mountains, Museums, Nature Reserves, Palaces, Rivers, Waterfalls, Wildlife Parks and more.

Whether your main interest is castles and historical sites, whisky, flora and fauna, fine dining or shopping, you will find something to expand your knowledge, feed your imagination and delight your senses.

Perthshire also has a well deserved reputation as the activity and adventure playground of Scotland and outdoor activity enthusiasts have a lot to choose from; from great fishing, golf and country sports; to stunning walking, spectacular unspoilt cycling routes, climbing, water sports and hard knuckle adventure.

More traditional sports can be found in the form of the Crieff Highland Games, which have been held in Crieff almost every year since 1870. All the traditional skill events and field sports can be seen; caber, weight, shot hammer and track along with entertainment in the form of Pipe bands, piping and Highland dancing.

For those aiming for a more gentile pace Perthshire's outdoors is a Mecca for those who simply appreciate the majesty of the open spaces, landscapes, mountains, water and forest. You can meander through hundreds of miles of woodland paths, unwind and reconnect with nature.

Perthshire covers 2000 square miles with a variety and outstanding number of walks to suit all tastes and levels of fitness.

You can find some of the most awe-inspiring woodlands and trees anywhere in Europe. This is Big Tree Country; home to Europe's oldest tree, the widest conifer in the UK the sole survivor from Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and the world's highest hedge.

The gardens, forests and woods offer an unrivalled assortment of flora and fauna and all within easy reach.

This variety gives you the freedom to choose exactly the kind of stay or short break experience you are looking for.

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.

For further information or to make a booking

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