At the foot of the imposing Grampian mountains and just north of Perth, upon the banks of the River Ericht, is the town of Blairgowrie. As you would imagine from one of the largest towns in Perthshire, there is plenty to do and see here.
The countryside around Blairgowrie is hugely popular with walkers and cyclists and the countryside is simply breathtaking, with many way marked walks and cycle tracks for you to explore as you take in the areas natural, untouched beauty.
Dotted around the area are the reminders of the ancestral homes of the ancient clans, including Craighall Castle, home to the Clan Rattray, overlooking a gorge, and nearby Newton Castle, home to Clan Macpherson and finally Ardblair Castle, with connections to clan Oliphant. Newton Castle and Ardblair Castle are steeped in Jacobean history and intrigue and legend says that they are connected by a secret tunnel!
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Blairgowrie, from enjoying a spot of golf at one of the three golf courses in the area, hitting the slops at the nearby Glenshee Ski Centre in the winter, or if you visit on the first Sunday in September, enjoying watching the Blairgowrie Highland Games.
For days out Perth is nearby or venture a little further to Dundee, stopping off at Glamis Castle and Scone Castle.
So whether you are looking for a holiday steeped in history, a peaceful getaway amongst unspoilt countryside, or an activity based holiday, Blairgowrie is ideal place; search for Blairgowrie holiday cottages.