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10 Best Things to Do in Perthshire

1. Golf

Perthshire is home to 40 golf courses including the very famous Gleneagles course which host  The Johnny Walker cup every year and will be hosting The Ryder Cup in September 2014. You can purchase a greencard which offers discounts on 17 courses.

2. Go Racing

Perth racecourse has on more than one occasion, been voted the “Best Small Racecourse in Scotland and The North East of England”.

3. Birnam Arts Centre

Whilst holidaying in Dunkeld, Beatrix Potter brought to life the character, Peter Rabbit.  See the Beatrix Potter exhibitions at the Birnam Arts Centre.

4. Drummond Gardens – Crieff

Drummond Castle was built around 1490, it was then transformed between 1630 – 1636 and then again in 1890. The formal gardens are considered some of the finest in Europe.  The gardens were featured in the film Rob Roy.

5. Knock Hill

Whilst in Crieff, pay a visit to Knock Hill, it is a short but step climb, but probably one of Scotlands’ finest views.

6. The Enchanted Forest

A combination of lighting and music within the Faskally Wood near Pittlochry.  It has been running for over 12 years and is only open on the month of October.  It is Scotlands’ premier sound and light event.  Hard to really describe, so visit the website to get an idea of what the exhibition is all about and why it was voted Best Scottish Event 2013.

7. Whiskey Tours & Tastings

You can’t visit Scotland without indulging in a spot of whiskey tasking.  Tullibardine is a single malt whiskey produced at a distillery in Blackford.  Take a classic whiskey tour or a whiskey and chocolate tasting tour – a tasting of 4 whiskeys and 4 handmade chocolates selected to enhance the flavour of each whiskey.

8. The Edge Outdoor

For some outdoor fun, enjoy a day out at The Edge Outdoor.  Activities include Segways, Laser zone, Quad biking, paintballing and tank driving.

9. Fishing

For a more gentile day out, why not enjoy some fishing on The River Tay.  Perthshire offers some of the best fishing anywhere in Scotland.  The salmon form the Tay, trout from Loch Rannoch as well as great coarse fishing.  The River Tay is 120 miles long and is Scotlands’ longest river.  The largest ever salmon caught in Scotland was from the Tay and was caught in 1922 and weighed 64lbs!

10. The City of Perth

For a day out in a city, Perth has lots to offer.  It has a good selection of unique, independent shops.  For a little bit of culture why not visit the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. ( or The Fergusson gallery which houses the largest collection of work by Scottish Artist, John Duncan Fergusson. Scone Palace is one of Perthshire’s premier visitor attractions, housing an extensive collection of paintings, furniture and porcelain.

Strange Fact: If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are requested by law to let them in!


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