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Perthshire:  Accommodation

The rich history of the region is embedded in the familiar place names such as Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Killiekrankie, Aberfeldy, Scone, Crieff and of course, Perth itself. The Stone of Destiny - symbol of the nation - has been returned to its rightful home in Scone Palace, where Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots.

The landscape is as rich and varied as the history. Fertile farmland in the south and east gives way to rivers, lochs, glens and mountains of the Grampians and westwards to the wild and bleak Rannoch Moor. If your interests include the outdoors, then there's sure to be something here for you.
 

Loch Venachar

Historic Buildings and Castles:

Scone Palace

Scone, near Perth. Historic site of the crowning of the Kings of Scotland. Grounds and maze. Cafe, shop, restaurant and play area.

Castle Menzies

This spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society welcomes vistors. Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years and importantly situated, it was involved in the turbulent history of the Highlands and here Bonnie Prince Charlie rested on his way to Culloden in 1746

Lochleven Castle

Near Kinross. The island castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned before her escape. Access is by a short ferry trip.

Blair Castle

Blair Atholl. Home to the Dukes of Atholl. Paintings, furniture, antiques on display inside the castle.

Dunkeld Cathedral

Set on the banks of the River Tay, the tower was built in the 15th century. You can also see Pictish slabs and the tomb of the Wolf of Badenoch.

Aberfeldy Watermill

See how oatmeal is made in the traditional way. Museum and shop selling wholemeal flours and various milled products. Tearoom.

Huntingtower Castle

Two miles west of Perth. Two well maintained towers dating back to the 15/16th centuries.

Elcho Castle

Five miles north of Bridge of Earn. A 16th century fortified mansion, set on the banks of the Tay.

       

Museums and Galleries:

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

One of the oldest museums in Britain. Collections of fine art, archaeology, human and natural history.

Meigle Museum

Meigle, east of Blairgowrie. Fine collection of sculptured monuments of the Celtic Christian period.

Fergusson Gallery

Perth. Award-winning gallery devoted to the colourist J D Ferguson.

Abernethy Museum

School Wynd, Abernethy. Village museum depicting local history from Pictish times.

Artery Gallery

Artery Gallery

Crieff. We exhibit contemporary and abstract art from Scottish Artists and artists from all over the world. We also exhibit hand made jewellery, ceramics, glass, metal art, handmade clocks and handmade mirrors to name a few.

     
       

Parks and Gardens:

Cluny House Gardens

Cluny House, Aberfeldy. Wild woodland garden overlooking Strathtay Valley.

Drummond Castle Gardens

Muthill, near Crieff. Said to be one of Europe's finest formal gardens and featured in the film 'Rob Roy'.

Branklyn Garden

Dundee Road, Perth. Small but magnificent garden with a fine collection of rare and unusual plants.

Larghan Park

Cupar Angus. Parkland set in Strathmore. Pitch and putt, croquet, paddling pool, inflatable play area, refreshments.

       

Visitor Attractions:

Scottish Crannog Centre

Crannog

Kenmore, Loch Tay. Learn about prehistoric crannogs and those who lived in them. Tours, exhibits and ancient crafts bring the past to life.

Heathergems

Atholl Road, Pitlochry. Factory and shop selling unique and patented jewellry.

Glenturret Distillery

Crieff. Scotland's oldest distillery. Guided tours, whiskey tasting. Restaurant, gift shop.

Caithness Glass

Visitor centre at Inveralmond, near Perth. Watch glass blowing demonstrations. Play area, shop and restaurant.

Beatrix Potter Exhibition

Dunkeld. The 'Beatrix Potter' exhibition explores the history and heritage of her work, using interactive activities for children to discover and provides entertainment for all the family.

Scottish Liqueur Centre

Five miles north of Perth. Makes a range of liqueurs using organic ingredients. Also promotes and sells a wide range of real ales.

Killiecrankie

North of Pitlochry. A visitor centre outlines the history of the area, including the Battle of Killiekrankie in 1689. Visit the nearby gorge and Soldier's Leap.

       

Sport & Leisure:

Multi Activity

Dunolly Centre

Dunolly Adventure Outdoors runs a range of activities for all ages.

Cycling

Perthshire Mountain Bikes, c/o Loch Tay Boating Centre, Kenmore. Mountain bike hire for all abilities.

Multi Activity

Drumdewan, near Aberfeldy. Highland Adventure Safaris organise off-road 4 x 4 trailing, falconry, white water rafting and clay shooting in the Perthshire hills.

Multi Activity

Aberfeldy. Beyond Adventure offer ski-touring, canoeing and other outdoor activities.

Fishing

Ally's Casting Clinic organises guided trips for trout and salmon in rivers and lochs. Tuition and equipment.

Multi Activity

Noah's Ark in Perth has a wide variety of indoor activites, mainly for children.

Golf

Gleneagles Golf Course is, of course, one of the premier venues in the country.

 
       

Tours:

Amethyst Travel

Comrie. Amethyst Travel organise tailor-made tours of Scotland.

     
       

Car Hire:

Highland Perthshire Tourist Services

Pitlochry.
tel: 01796 473066
email: ra.how@ukonline.co.uk

Oakburn Self Drive

Pitlochry.
tel: 01796 472080
email: ian@oakburn.clara.co.uk

Struan Rental

Perth.
tel: 01738 445566
email: rental@struan.co.uk

 
       

Selected Accommodation in Perthshire
 

Hotels

Guest Houses

Bed & Breakfast

The Lake of Menteith Hotel, Port of Menteith
Parklands Hotel, Perth
Kirkmichael Hotel, Kirkmichael
Old Cross Inn, Blairgowrie
Ben Lawyers Hotel, Loch Tay
Moness House Hotel, Aberfeldy
Achray House Hotel, St Fillans
Crieff Hydro Hotel, Crieff
Rosemount Hotel, Pitlochry
Birnam Hotel, Dunkeld

Craigatin House, Pitlochry
Balnearn House, Aberfeldy
Ivybank Guest House, Blairgowrie
Darroch Guest House, Perth
Ballabeg Guest House, Perth
Annslea Guest House, Pitlochry
Torrdarach House, Pitlochry
Hazeldene Guest House, Perth
Galvelbeg Guest House, Crieff
Woodlands Bed and Breakfast, Glenfarg
Almond Villa Guest House, Perth
Claymore Guest House, Pitlochry
Errichel House, Aberfeldy

James Cottage, Crieff
Carn Dris B&B, Aberfeldy
Heathpark Lodge, Blairgowrie
Kayrene, Bankfoot
Bronton Cottage, Bridge of Earn
Garfield House, Blairgowrie
Morven, Comrie
Kilrymont, Auchterarder
Dalvey, Perth
Merlindale, Crieff
At The Willows, Crieff
Rose Cottage, Aberfeldy
Carrick B&B, Crieff
Grouse & Claret, Kinross
Ashbank House, Pitlochry
Mains of Soilzarie, Bridge of Cally
Dalqueich Farmhouse, Milnathort
Burnbank B&B, Kinross
Woodshiel B&B, Pitlochry
Birch Villa, Bridge of Earn
Beinn Bhracaigh, Pitlochry
The Steadings, Perth
Bridgehill Cottage B&B, Crieff
Letter Farm B&B, Dunkeld
Wynd B&B, Kinross

Self Catering

Caravans

Hostels/Bunkhouses

Craignevis Holiday Villa, Kinloch Rannoch
Bracken Lodges, Loch Tay, Kenmore
Dalmunzie Cottages, Spittal of Glenshee
Panholes Cottages, Auchterarder
Garden Cottage, Pitlochry
River Chambers, Perth
Elrig House, Blair Atholl
Fonseca Cottage, Aberfeldy
Morrisons Cottages, Auchterarder
Corrie Beag, Pitlochry
17 Guthrie Court, Auchterarder
The Wee House, Muthill
Glenshieling Lodge, Blairgowrie
Loch Monzievaird Chalets, Crieff
Avocet Cottage, Comrie
High Street Building, Perth
Coach House, Aberfeldy
Old Post Office, Blair Atholl
Highland Heather Lodges, Comrie
Courtyard Cottage, Pitlochry
Glengoulandie Lodges, Aberfeldy
Fortrenn, St Fillans
Old Mill Cottage, Blair Atholl
Kilmichael Apartments, Kilmichael
Duchally Lodge, Auchterarder
Garden Cottage & Courtyard Apartment, Pitlochry
Pondfaulds Cottages, Blairgowrie
Inch Cottage, Dunkeld
Blair Castle Woodland Lodges, Blair Atholl
Milton & Tulach Cottages, Blair Atholl
Mains of Soilzarie, Bridge of Cally
Olive Grove Cottage, Alyth
The Studio, Auchterarder
South Littleton Cottages, Blairgowrie
Galvelbeg Apartment, Crieff
Crieff Hydro Cottages, Crieff
Lairds Inn Court, Dunkeld
Tower View Coach Houses, Perth
Pitlandie Wood Lodge, Moneydie, Perth

 

 

 

 
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