Come and Visit Perthshire
One of Scotland’s most diverse regions, Perthshire has something for everyone, from exciting extreme sports to more traditional Scottish holiday pastimes. We are pleased to provide some exceptional accommodation to help make your self-catering holiday one that will remain in your memory for years to come.
We think you’ll have a fantastic time…
Scotland’s Adventure Capital
You can have some serious fun in Perthshire. It’s easily accessible for long weekends and many of its activities are available year round. If you’ve longer to explore then you will have no problem filling a week or more with adrenaline filled days on land, water and even in the air!
Our superb self-catering holiday cottages offer an ideal base to explore the region and the flexibility they provide ensures you can cram as much in as you want and then return in the evening to relax and prepare for the next day’s adventures.
So what’s on offer?
There is a massive amount to do! Hillwalking, Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking are a good start, but what about Abseiling & Rap Running, High & Low Ropes Courses and Bridge Swinging. Then there’s Quad Biking, Off Road 4×4 Driving, Hovercrafting and Sphereing. In winter there’s Glenshee for Skiing and a host of other alternative winter sports.
Perthshire’s lochs and rivers are a great place to get involved in Canoeing & Kayaking, Canyoning, Cliff Jumping, Gorge Walking, River/Whitewater Rafting, River Bugging, Water Skiing and Sailing.
If you like to get wet – this is a great place to start!
In the Air
Perthshire offers Flying Lessons, Gliding and Microlighting as well as a few Paragliding sites for those that want to soar with the eagles.
Most of the above activities are provided by commercial operators so getting things organised isn’t difficult. Check out the Perthshire web site for more details on providers.
Walking & Mountain Biking
Perthshire offers walking at all grades, from stiff mountain climbs to rambles along beautiful glens. Mountain Biking is a firm favourite and forest tracks provide cycling suitable for the whole family.
As easy or as challenging as you like
Ben Lawers, at 3983ft (1214m), is Perthshire’s highest mountain and on clear days offers summit views from the Atlantic to the North Sea and superb hillwalking. Glen Lyon, Scotland’s longest enclosed glen, provides many options for walking from easier low level hikes to exciting mountain expeditions. The fun doesn’t stop there though; there are many mountains to climb and glens to explore and many estates provide facilities and easy access for visitors. Why not tackle the iconic Schiehallon (3547ft/1083m), one of Scotland’s most loved and easily recognised hills or explore the Atholl glens on foot or by bike?
Something Less Demanding
Perthshire – A Natural Holiday Choice
With its magnificent landscape, Perthshire is a superb destination for that well deserved holiday you’ve promised yourself. High mountains, tranquil lochs and glens with clear rushing burns encourage you to relax and enjoy the wonderful countryside to its fullest.
You don’t have to go wild to have an adventure!
There’s so much to do – Fishing, Gold & Gem Panning, Highland Safaris, Clay Pigeon Shooting and other country pursuits.
Of course, you could also just sit back and enjoy the view, there’s plenty of that in Perthshire.
Touring & Sightseeing
Perthshire has much to offer those wishing to take things a bit easier on their holiday. There are some fantastic sights to see and attractions to visit, including…
- Many Historic Houses & Gardens, including the Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Blair Castle at Blair Athol, the home of Europe’s only legal private army.
- Pitlochry and its famous Salmon ladder and Festival Theatre with its important Explorers Garden.
- The Enchanted Forest, near Pitlochry – every October with its legendary sound and light show.
- Whisky distilleries with guided tours and tastings, including Edradour Distillery, which is Scotland’s Smallest Distillery.
- The brooding wilderness that is the Great Moor of Rannoch – accessible by car and then a short train journey from Rannoch station to Corrour station which has possibly the remotest tea room in the country!
- Numerous spectacular viewpoints, including “The Queens View”, one of the most photographed views in Scotland and Glen Ogle, Queens Victoria’s “Khyber Pass of Scotland”
- The Scottish Crannog Centre, at Kenmore on Loch Tay. Crannog was a type of ancient loch dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland, the centre has an authentic reconstruction of one and is well worth a visit.
- The House of Bruar retail centre.
Big Tree Country
Perthshire is home to some of the largest trees in Europe. The worlds largest Yew and oldest living thing in Europe is the Fortinghall Yew. The Meikleour Beech Hedge is the tallest hedge on the planet and Perthshire is also home to the tallest Japanese Larch and widest conifer in Britain. One of the tallest trees in Britain, a Douglas Fir, can be found near the Hermitage, close to Dunkeld.
There are many waymarked, mostly easy, walks through forests and woods. They are perfect for viewing trees and the wildlife they attract, such as capercallie, pine martin and, if you are very lucky; wildcat.
Self-Catering in Perthshire
Our holiday cottages are ideally located to take in all the Perthshire region has to offer and the A9 makes it easy to explore other areas if you wish. Whether you want to fill your days with exciting activities or just kick back and enjoy the view; we’re sure that you won’t be disappointed. At the end of the day you get to return to your cosy cottage and relax, perhaps in front of a woodburning stove, and open a bottle of wine. That sounds pretty good to us.