Welcome to Perthshire
The land known as 'Big Tree Country'
Experience the enthralling scenery of Perthshire, the land known as 'Big Tree Country', and enjoy an incredible array of activities and attractions from romantic castles and stately homes to adrenaline-pumping adventure sports. With its swift flowing rivers, majestic mountain peaks, and beautiful tranquil lochs, this beautiful region offers the perfect setting for a rejuvenating stay.
Scotland's newest city, Perth sits picturesquely between spacious public parks and the magnificent River Tay. Browse its eclectic mix of chic boutiques and speciality shops before enjoying some refreshments at its popular cafes or traditional pubs.
Rooted deep in the heart of history, Perthshire is filled with castles and historic buildings. Visit the original home of the Stone of Destiny at Scone Palace where Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, amongst others, were crowned Kings of Scotland and see the ruined tower house on Castle Island, Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was incarcerated.
With 250 miles of waymarked paths and national cycling trails, Perthshire has so much to offer the outdoors enthusiast. As well as international golf courses such as Gleneagles, activities abound from skiing to white water rafting, 4x4 off roading and paragliding. Everywhere wildlife abounds and you can see geese returning from the Artic during winter months and nesting Ospreys at the Loch of the Lowes between April and August.
Perthshire boasts an abundance of farm shops stocking a variety of delicious natural produce from seasonal vegetables to game. Delicious beverages can also be found including wines made from local fruit, berries and flowers as well as whisky from the smallest distillery in Scotland.