There’s something about Perthshire holidays that makes us think of fairytales…the region’s all about beautiful glens, sun-dappled woodland that’s stood for centuries, and cascading waterfalls that have carved their way through the landscape. If it’s time you stopped wishing you got out and about more and stepped out into the Scottish countryside to unwind, then our Perthshire holiday cottages are the perfect base for your break.
Now, Perthshire may be beautiful but look a little closer and you’ll find it’s anything but quiet. You’ll be shouting above defiant waterfalls, dancing like a local at one of the region’s many festivals and clinking glasses at one of the local whisky distilleries before you know it, and that’s before you even visit the city of Perth.
So where to start? Once Scotland’s capital, the city of Perth is one of the country’s most beautiful. Perched on the banks of the river Tay, it’s not only popular with shoppers but also foodies keen to sample one of the city’s many impressive eateries. If you’re after a day out for the whole family, why not follow in the footsteps of many a Scottish monarch with a visit to the ever-so-regal Scone Palace? The kings of Scotland were crowned at the palace for over five centuries, and it’s beautiful inside and out.
A visit to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without a tour around one of the many historic castles that litter the land. Huntingtower Castle is a great place to start, known before 1600 as the Place of Ruthven, and home to Mary Queen of Scotlands. One of the castle’s biggest draws is it’s painted ceiling, one of the oldest in Scotland, and a medieval treasure.
There’s nothing like a mild climate to help put an area’s local produce firmly on the foodie map, and it’s not only Perth’s restaurants that impress, the whole of Perthshire’s food and drink has become legendary. No matter what your tastes, you’ll find a restaurant that has you wishing you could stay forever, and the area’s farmers’ markets mean you can stock up on the produce and recreate the tastes of Scotland when you get back home.