Perthshire – the heart of Scotland – the big county – big tree county. Mountain to farmland, city to wilderness. Perthshire’s got everything, even beaches (just a couple though, it’s pretty much a landlocked county).
Here are the main towns in Perthshire and a few of the great attractions.
The main town – the big smoke. Perth is a lovely town with a town centre that runs to almost exactly 1 square kilometer. Perth sits right on the river Tay and is a very pleasant town to visit.
Perthshire’s second largest town – Crieff lies 16 miles west of Perth in Strathearn. Crieff is a thriving market town with loads of shops and attractions as well as the Perthshire countryside right on the doorstep.
Another market town, this time north-east of perth, Blairgowrie has the same rural feel as Crieff, and comes alive during the soft-fruit season when the fields are alive with berry-pickers.
A major tourist stop on the route north to Inverness, Pitlochry is blessed with lots of hotels, a theatre, a visitor centre in the hydro-electric dam and lovely scenery.
Sitting near the start of the River Tay, Aberfeldy is a georgeous small town with golf, distillery and some great shops and a real Highland Perthshire feel to it.
Sitting beside Gleneagles, the Lang Toun is precisely that, a long town built mostly along a single main street. Good hotels
and great scenery nearby.