Things to Do in Perthshire, Dundee & Angus
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Scone Palace Gardens for Free (Winter)
In Winter Scone Palace grounds are open, free of charge every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the end of March. Normally the entry fee is £25 for a family ticket. In February, the lovely gardens become a white carpet of snowdrops. There's a maze, peacocks, play area. The cafe does great scones too.
The Hidden Elcho Castle
A little-known but perfectly formed 16th century castle, with a stunning location in an orchard right beside the River Tay. Four miles from Perth, 5 miles from Bridge of Earn. William Wallace is thought to have sheltered here. Dressing up clothes make it even more fun.
Ardblair Trail and Bluebell Wood
Near the Blairgowrie Golf Courses you'll find the Ardblair Trail and Bluebell Wood, which offers lovely views of the countryside. It is a circular walk that loops through Darroch Wood (with its bluebells in spring), past the White Loch and back to Blairgowrie.
The Perth Sculpture Trail
The Perth Sculpture Trail is a lovely walk in the centre of Perth which takes you through parkland and along the riverside, highlighting the city's beautiful architecture and contemporary art. You also pass both the Fergusson Gallery and Perth Art Gallery & Museum which you can visit for free.
Mains of Taymouth Trekking Stables
Mains of Taymouth Stables can accommodate pony rides from age 4 years. These super stables has a well known resident BHSAI instructor teaching daily and the trekking in and around Kenmroe has been described as the best in Perthshire. Booking essentail, and closed Monday's (horses day off!!)
Junior Ryder Cup venue
Play a round at Lansdowne Championship Course, Rosemount, Blairgowrie – home to the Junior Ryder Cup 2014 and a 40 minute drive from the 40th Ryder Cup venue of Gleneagles. Accommodation is available in Blairgowrie, which is 30 minutes to the Park and Ride at Perth for Gleneagles.
Mains of Taymouth Golf Course
We have a fantastic 9 hole golf course on our Estate locally known as 'Perthshire's finest 9 hole' which offer special residents rates all year round. Visitors & children are welcome.
Moncreiffe Hill Wood
Described by Woodland Trust as "Perth's best-kept secret for family fun ..." Short trails, medium trails or long trails, it's up to you. There are 2 hill forts, great views, sculptures hidden in the trees, deer, birds of prey, trees obviously ...! Moncreiffe Hill never fails to lift the spirits.
Culloden Battlefield is the site of the last battle to be fought on British soil. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) fought loyalist troops commanded the Duke of Cumberland. The final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Wee Course, Blairgowrie
The "Wee Course" is the most beautiful 9 hole course one could ever imagine playing at Rosemount, Blairgowrie. There is a loch at the side of the 5th hole and then it winds back to the beginning. The Ardblair Trail is across the road from the "Wee Course".
Perthshire experiences include:
- Clickable Map for ASVA attractions
- Edradour Distillery – Scotland’s smallest distillery
- Beatrix Potter Garden, Pitlochry
- Scottish Crannog Centre
- Perth Theatre or Pitlochry Festival Theatre
- Perthshire Highland Golf ticket
- Blackwatch Museum
- Scone Palace
- Blair Castle
- The Famous Grouse Experience
- Walking Perthshire
- Perthshire Garden Collections
- Active Kid Toys & Adventure Park
- Highland Adventure Safaris
- Perthshire Big Tree Country
Destinations to enjoy while in Dundee:
- RRS Discovery on Dundee’s waterfront
- Verdant Works, where the canvas was made for pioneer wagons and sailing ships
- Camperdown Country Park
- Camperdown Wildlife Centre
- Dundee University’s Botanic Garden
Angus has many attractions that will inform, inspire, and entertain: