Plan your Highland escape at Middle Lodge. This traditional Scottish cottage, once the home of the Head Keeper at Castle Menzies, has been sympathetically updated to provide a superb standard of accommodation for up to six guests in three bedrooms. It is within walking distance of The Weem Inn, and less than two miles from Aberfeldy where there are more excellent pubs, cafes and independent shops. The cottage is in a fantastic location, surrounded by scenery that has attracted visitors to the Highlands for centuries. Spend your days walking, mountain biking, fishing, playing golf, horse riding or kayaking, and your evenings relaxing in front of the open fire. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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.
Just 40 minutes from Edinburgh and within easy reach of Perth, Stirling and St Andrews, Balgedie Lodge is a slice of Scottish heaven. As the name suggests, the holiday cottage is in the peaceful hamlet of Balgedie, a short walk from the Balgedie Toll Tavern, the shores of Loch Leven, and the village store at Kinnesswood. The late Victorian gate keeper's cottage sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms and is a favourite with families and couples who love that there are fantastic walking and cycling paths nearby, as well as opportunities for golf and fishing.
Menzies Steading is an exceptional property throughout. Perfect for a milestone celebration or just getting together with friends or family, this fabulous large holiday home provides plenty of space for socialising and is located less than two miles from Aberfeldy and within walking distance of The Weem Inn. Nestling amongst spectacular Highland scenery, you can spend your days walking, fishing, cycling, golfing, pony trekking or simply relaxing and enjoying the luxurious setting of Menzies Steading.
This pretty stone cottage was once the dog kennels to Castle Menzies and today provides self-catering for couples, friends and families. Traditional in style, yet offering modern conveniences, the cottage is warm and welcoming at any time of the year and conveniently within walking distance of The Weem Inn for a meal out if you don't fancy self-catering. Aberfeldy is just two miles away and offers further choice with excellent pubs, cafes and independent shops. An excellent location for enjoying a host of outdoor activities or discovering the beauty, history and culture of the Scottish Highlands. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
A beautifully furnished riverside house in Perthshire, providing self catering holiday accommodation with stunning views over the River Isla (fish from the bottom of the garden!). A peaceful setting where you can escape away from it all with a large garden abundant with wildlife and excellent pub within waking distance for meals out. Centrally located in Scotland, there are plenty of attractions for day trips and lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures.
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.