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Perth & Kinross attractions & tourist information
Find places to visit and things to do in Perth & Kinross with these visitor guides.
Ben Lawers: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Mountains & Hills
Ben Lawers is situated within a national nature reserve near Loch Tay in Perthshire. This mountain is the 10th-highest Munro in Scotland at 3,984 feet (1,214 metres) but it’s a popular destination for beginner mountain hikers thanks to the mid-way car park that offers a welcome shortcut to the summit. Discover Ben Lawers and the stunning scenery of the surrounding landscape with this guide which features an overview, a virtual tour, and lots of useful visiting advice.
Blair Castle: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Castles
Blair Castle – situated near Blair Atholl in Perthshire – has been the ancestral home of Clan Murray since its construction in the 13th century. The castle is privately-managed but is open to the public for tours. Discover Blair Castle in this guide which features an overview and handy visiting advice.
Crieff Hydro: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Family Attractions
The Crieff Hydro is a popular resort in the Perthshire countryside that offers a range of health-based activities as well as large grounds for walking and relaxation. The hotel boasts over 200 bedrooms and over 50 self-catering properties, as well as restaurants, cafes and bars that are open to both overnight guests and day visitors.
Loch Leven: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Lochs & Rivers
Loch Leven is a large expanse of water situated in the rural Scottish county of Perth and Kinross. The National Nature Reserve is renowned for the number of wildfowl that live there and in fact, it’s home to more breeding ducks than anywhere else in Europe.
Schiehallion: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Mountains & Hills
Schiehallion is a 3,553-foot high mountain in Perth & Kinross which is one of the easiest Munros to climb in Scotland. The wide and rough footpath offers visitors superb views of the surrounding countryside on a hike to the summit that should take 3-4 hours in total. Discover Kelvingrove Park with this complete visitor guide.
Scone Palace: Complete Visitor Guide
This red sandstone palace is located in the village of Scone just outside of Perth. As the original crowning site for the ancient kings of Scotland, it is one of the most important historic buildings in the country. Visitors can explore both the palace and the extensive grounds on self-guided tours as well as enjoy a variety of organized events throughout the year.
The Best Things to Do in Perth and Kinross for Families
Perth & Kinross is the perfect location for family outings. The region has some of Scotland’s most scenic lochs and hill ranges, including Loch Leven and the Ochil Hills, and it’s a great place for hiking, cycling, fishing, and bird-watching. In this article, you’ll discover a few of the best family-friendly attractions in Perth and Kinross, from historic castles to mountain climbs, and forest walks to leisure centres.
The Birks of Aberfeldy: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Forests & Woodlands
The Birks of Aberfeldy offers a circular walk through mixed woodland on the outskirts of Aberfeldy in Perthshire. The scenic landscape inspired Scots poet Robert Burns to write one of his most famous works in 1787. Visitors to the Birks of Aberfeldy will find good facilities, including a large car park and partially-gravelled paths.
The Enchanted Forest, Pitlochry: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Festivals & Events
The Enchanted Forest is a spectacular outdoor event set in the beautiful Faskally Wood just north of Pitlochry. This popular nighttime show uses the dramatic background of the autumnal woods as the stage for incredible light and sound experience. Discover everything you need to know about the Enchanted Forest in this complete visitor guide.
The Hermitage, Perthshire: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Forests & Woodlands
The Hermitage near Dunkeld in Perthshire is a managed woodland inside Tay Forest Park that was designed as a leisure area for the 18th-century Dukes of Atholl. The forest is easily accessed from the A9 and it offers walks on gravel paths alongside the River Braan and through a woodland nature reserve to a waterfall. Discover Kelvingrove Park with this complete visitor guide.
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