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The region of Perth and Kinross is located in central Scotland. While mostly comprised of smaller towns and villages, it is also home to the city of Perth, the area’s main retail and transport hub. The region is probably best-known for its natural beauty as it contains four National Scenic Areas and parts of two national parks, as well as some highly-praised historic attractions. Read More
A luxury holiday lodge providing a perfect base for a short break or family holiday conveniently located on an estate, alongside the River Tay in Dunkeld within Perthshire - a gateway to the Scottish Highlands with lots to see and do locally and a great base for exploring Scotland.
A luxuriously appointed, beautifully furnished, riverside house, providing self catering holiday accommodation with lovely views over the River Isla. Excellent pub in waking distance, fishing and plenty of outdoor activities.
The area is home to several of Scotland’s designated National Scenic Areas, including the River Earn, a 46 mile stretch of river passing through the towns of Crieff, Bridge of Earn and Comrie, and the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river, which passes through the city of Perth. The large waters of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel are also National Scenic Areas, both of which are popular with visitors and locals alike as fishing destinations, as well as offering a peaceful area for walks, hiking and cycling.
Scotland has just two national parks, both of which are partially located in Perth and Kinross. The entirety of the Cairngorms National Park covers over 1,500 square miles of the Cairngorms mountain range and surrounding areas, with the main point of access from within the region being the small town of Blair Atholl. Part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is also within the region, with the small loch-side village of St Fillans being Perth and Kinross’ main settlement within the park’s boundaries.
The region is home to several notable historic sites. Drummond Castle is situated near the town of Crieff and is perhaps best known for its formal gardens, which date back to the 17th century. Not too far from Drummond Castle is the Ardoch Roman Fort, an archaeological site featuring some of the UK’s best-preserved Roman camps.
Perth, the region’s only city, is a common waypoint for those travelling north to the Highlands but has plenty more to offer than just travel connections. The recently renovated pedestrianised shopping area is home to many independent retailers offering local goods, while Perth Museum and Art Gallery is located nearby, offering a variety of exhibitions from a building that was originally constructed in the early 1800s. In the evenings, travellers can choose from any of Perth’s dozens of bars and clubs or take in a performance at either of Perth’s two theatres.
Despite the many traditional visitor attractions in the region, one of Perth and Kinross’ biggest attractions is simply the location. It is a largely rural area, featuring countless hills, mountains, lochs and rivers - a particularly spectacular place to visit in the autumn. Travellers who enjoy exploring beautifully preserved countryside areas will undoubtedly want to pay a visit to Perth and Kinross.
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