Walter Scott described Perthshire with its serene glens and expanses of the forest as “the fairest portion of the northern kingdom”. There are many woodlands and gardens within the beautiful wilderness, as well as peaks such as Ben Lawers. You can watch wildlife as it has a wealth of nature, and among the best places to see the native red squirrels.
There are several species of pine marten and, beaver, as well as birds such as golden eagle, raven, and osprey. Many people come to the area just for bird-watching. With bleakly moors and tumbling rivers, it’s impossible to argue that it is truly awe-inspiring.
The best things see in Perthshire, which is situated in the middle of Scotland are the wild safaris with views fit for a queen. Legend has it that after her visit, Queen Victoria wrote in her diary that Queen’s View had been named for her, even though there is evidence suggesting it was named for Queen Isabella. Whatever the origin of the name, on a clear day, you can see the mountains around Glencoe, and there are lovely walks in the area.
In this magnificent place, you may find remarkable tree specimens such as the oldest one Europe or the widest conifer in Britain. Some of Scotland’s iconic species, such as majestic red deer stags, are to be found in their natural environment.
There’s plenty to see at The Crannog Centre, including a museum and you can always try your hand at ancient crafts. With its Iron Age dwellings, it is a replica based on the excavation of a nearby site. Do check the website for busiest times if you would like to visit it.
Whether you want to go quad biking or paintballing, Scotland’s Crannog Centre tends to get busy, so book your activity in advance. It is perfect for outdoor activities, from the gentle pony trekking to the adrenaline-inducing canyoning.
Multi award-winning, Faskally Woods is a realm of faerie, providing an experience bound to be one you will remember indeed. Host of The Enchanted Forest, a sound and light experience when the nights are drawing in their autumnal color, it is something you absolutely must see The Enchanted Forest.
Black Grouse displaying is a safari, although it’s highly unlikely to meet elephants on the way. Still, it is a real treat to take a Land Rover or even a walking safari with a guide and a ranger who will point out culture and history. It is an excellent way to learn about the area, and you can also explore the red deer center.
Whether you visit the Blair Athol whiskey distillery, the award-winning Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, or marvel at the Pitlochry Dam, Pitlochry is well-served with excellent places. Situated in Highland Perthshire, it is often used as a base to explore the region.
The buzzing hub of Perth features many restaurants and outstanding shopping locations, as well as some extraordinary gems throughout the city. Situated along the River Tay, sandwiched between two sweeping public parks, it is Scotland’s newest city. You simply must explore some of it whilst you’re here!