Planning a holiday to Scotland, but unsure as to which area to look into? Depending on the type of holiday you are wanting, there are many different areas that will be of interest to you. If you are not looking for anything to specific to do...
Planning a holiday to Scotland, but unsure as to which area to look into? Depending on the type of holiday you are wanting, there are many different areas that will be of interest to you. If you are not looking for anything to specific to do (such as skiing), Perthshire is a great all-rounder, which can suit any travelling party from families to couples. There is much to explore such as; castles, mountains, lochs and glens, fishing areas, golf courses etc. Perthshire is the heart of Scotland, with close proximity to cities including Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh. Below is a look into some of the most popular attractions.
Nature and Wildlife
With literally hundreds of paths to hike, bicycle, or just take a stroll with the family, the wildlife is abundant, and the scenery breathtaking. There are also plenty of places for horseback riding for those who enjoy spending the day with the horses on the trails.
White Water Rafting and Kayaking
For those who are a bit more adventure-minded, the Tay River has been a favorite destination for white water rafting, kayaking, river bugging, canyoning, gorge walking, and cliff jumping for many visitors.
Jacobite Weapons Display at Killiecrankie
The weapon enthusiast in the crowd will enjoy the weaponry of the first Jacobite uprisings in 1689, see some great displays and learn about these weapons used during this time.
Films, Treasure Hunts, and Concerts
There are plenty of additional family activities with the Heartland Film Society, the Pumpkin Treasure Hunt, and the Music in Rannoch that is excellent entertainment for the whole family.
Festivals and Other Activities
Families will enjoy a variety of festivals and events held throughout the year in assorted locations around highland Perthshire, for example:
The Scottish Crannog Center - Features special events such as the Jewelry and Metalworking event, the Lughnasa Summer Harvest Festival, Archery during the Iron Age, the Autumn Fruit and Forest Fair, and the annual Celtic Samhain Festival of Spooks and Sacrifice (be sure to come in costume and bring a carved jack-o-lantern!) and be prepared to enjoy the fire sculptures, storytelling, apple dookin' jugglers, and a whole lot more.
Highland Safaris - There are a variety of safaris set up throughout the year for bird watchers, deer, and other indigenous wildlife.
Blair Castle and Atholl Estates - Features a variety of events throughout the year that the entire family is sure to enjoy which includes the International Horse Trials, Tractor Rides, Concerts, Piping contests, Fiddling contests, and the spectacular gardens of Blair Castle.
Enchanted Forest - A light experience that is a one of a kind award-winning show provides some amazing visual light shows with original music while exploring the Faskally Woods near Pitlochry - there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world!
When planning a trip to Highland Perthshire, be prepared for days that are both relaxing and so exhilarating that the end of the day comes all too soon. There's great food, excellent Perthshire hotels, bed & breakfast, inns and cottages in the area. It's hard to find any vacation destination with more to offer than Highland Perthshire.