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  • A Spectacular Evening of Music & Song

    A Spectacular Evening of Music & Song

    Perth

    Come along & join our annual celebration of music and culture. We have been waiting all year round to introduce our wonderfully talented performers to…more

  • CLASSIC CLAPTON unplugged

    CLASSIC CLAPTON unplugged

    Kinross

    Mike Hall and Adam Howells from CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band will perform a rare acoustic concert at The Green Hotel, The…more

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Few regions can rival Perthshire for sheer variety of terrain and the breathtaking majesty of its landscapes. From the desolate and wild beauty of the beguiling Glen Lyon Valley to the calm of Loch Tay and from the stunning empty expanse of Rannoch Moor to the lakes and lush forest valleys in the east this is a truly wondrous landscape.

Perthshire was actually abolished as a county in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and carved up between the Central and Tayside Regions. This was also changed in 1996 so that the area covered by the original county was divided between Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Perth and Kinross. Nevertheless, many people still refer to the region as Perthshire and the tourism board markets the Perthshire Tourist Route.

At its heart this tourist route is made up of the stunning scenery in the region, with Kinross and Loch Leven at its center. Loch Leven is eerily beautiful and is a famous trout-fishing destination. It has the RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve on its shores and Leven Castle sits on an island in the Loch. Other beautiful spots include the Ochil Hills which feature some spectacular walking trails and the fantastic wooded gorge at Killecrankie, scene of a famous battle in 1689. Indeed nearly all of the most beautiful spots offer castles or ruins en route.

Perthshire has its fair share of historic sites, from Blair Castle to the 16th century Castle Menzies, from the Cathedral town of Dunkeld (with sites dating back to the 9th century) to Scone Palace, (ancient crowning site of Scottish Royalty) and Huntintower Castle with the gorgeous Branklyn Garden. Seemingly then, Perthshire has it all, but to top it off, it also offers the most famous golf course in the world at Gleneagles.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Perthshire

Fun days out in Perthshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Perthshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Perthshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Perthshire.

Theme Parks in Perthshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Perthshire.

Museums in Perthshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Perthshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 26/06/2019 16:44:49

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