Castles | Trees | Whisky | Other
A selection of other chosen Perthshire highlights and ‘must visits’ includes.
Scone Palace, near Perth
The original home of the Stone of Destiny and the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scots.
Glamis Castle, near Kirriemuir
The childhood home of The Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. And a little further afield...
Stirling is the most strategically important of all the castles in Scotland, and a must visit.
Perth Racecourse was voted best small racecourse in Scotland and the North East for 2002.
One of the most picturesque racecourse settings in the country. Within the grounds of historic Scone Palace, the course skirts the banks of the mighty River Tay and weaves its way past trees that have stood for centuries, since the time when this was the playground of the Kings and Noblemen of Scotland.
The unique atmosphere experienced at Perth is like no other in the country. Its intimacy ensures that everyone is close to the action, and able to rub shoulders with the superstars of the jumping game.
Perth Farmers’ Markets
Farmers' markets have seen something of resurgence in recent years in the UK and Perth's Farmers' Market is arguably the best known in Scotland. Taking place throughout the year on the first Saturday of each month, Perth's Farmers' Market is something of a showcase for local producers and growers and is a rewarding visit in its own right. Look out for fish, meat and game, baked goods, fruit wines and liqueurs, honeys and preserves, fruit and vegetables, sweets and herbs. Sounds tempting? Many stallholders offer free tastings and welcome visitors on site to find out more about their particular specialities.
You’ll find some of Britain’s most colourful gardens here – from small, privately-owned and lovingly-tended gardens full of specialist plants and flowers, to sumptuous, formal gardens in the grounds of stately homes.
Perthshire has a magnificent variety of gardens to visit; there is Drummond Castle with the formal Italian garden; the natural heather collection at Bells Cherrybank in Perth; the woodland and Himalayan delights at Cluny, Branklyn Garden, described as the finest two acres of private garden in the country, the wonderful gardens at Blair Castle and Scone Palace, or the formal gardens in the grounds of the stately home at Kinross.
Take a walk in the woodland gardens at the Hermitage near Dunkeld and visit the cathedral or the Beatrix Potter Centre on the same tour.