It’s easy to think of Perthshire as just rolling hills and sleepy countryside but until you visit, it’s impossible to really understand the beauty and diversity of the region. With the Highlands sitting on your doorstep, a trip to Perthshire promises excitement, unforgettable scenery and a chance to get a taste of the real Scotland…
For anyone with a taste for the outdoors, Perthshire’s sweeping landscapes offer some of the best fishing, shooting and hunting in the world. From deer stalking across vast estates, to salmon fishing in crystal clear rivers, you’ll be closer to the natural environment than ever. For something more physically demanding – try the range of kayaking, canyoning and climbing tours available throughout the region – promising challenging, unique experiences of the Highlands’ roughest terrain.
Perhaps the most famous luxury hotel in Scotland, Perthshire’s Gleneagles offers a wide range of activities in a beautiful countryside setting. Most famous for it’s golf courses, the hotel also offers horse riding, off-road driving, shooting, even falconry. Anyone visiting a 5 star hotel in Scotland should expect to experience some of the country’s finest cuisine and, in addition to the many bars and lounges in the hotel, is Andrew Fairle’s Michelin-starred restaurant is a must-visit for food enthusiasts.
Scotland is renowned for its whisky distilleries and the southern Highlands are no exception. You could spend weeks working your way round the historic distillery tours and tastings in the region – and hours sampling the world’s most famous brands. From Edradour and Glencadam, to Dewar’s White Label and Famous Grouse, distillery tours in Perthshire are a great way to immerse yourself in Scotland’s rich whisky-production history while taking in the countryside and rural communities which surround it.
If you’re looking for places to stretch your legs, Perthshire boasts a wealth of spectacular Highland lochs and glens. Used hundreds of years ago by cattle rustlers, the Cateran Trail offers breathtaking views and scenery as you walk historic cattle trails through a host of beautiful environments. The Cateran can take days to complete – and those taking their time will find a range of superb hotels and B&Bs along the trail.
From great food to unforgettable scenery and experiences, Perthshire delivers quality and variety at every turn. If you’re planning a trip to the region, finding things to do won’t be a problem – your main concern will be what you have to leave for your next visit!