Situated in the very heart of Scotland amidst forest and woodlands, Perthshire has some of the finest and most accessible scenery anywhere to be found in the Scottish Highlands.
Whether you are outdoor enthusiasts, budding naturalists or simply like sitting back and soaking up the view; you'll find something to feed your imagination here in Perthshire.
There's a rich vein of history and culture that runs through Perthshire and from earliest times the area has played a very important role in shaping Scotland's history. The region is awash with ancestral homes, castles and Iron Age forts. Follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots at Loch Leven Castle and discover one of Scotland's most dramatic prison escapes. Or visit the crowning place of Scottish Kings, the ancient Scone Palace. Head to Killiecrankie to see the famous 'Soliders Leap' as epitomised in the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.
There are lots great holiday ideas for families too, all located within easy reach. Children will love Noah's Ark Family Centre or flying birds of prey at Gleneagles School of Falconry. Find yourself being transported back to nature; you'll find some of Europe's most remarkable trees and woodlands in Perthshire, and there are some wonderful forest trails to tempt walkers and hikers.
Why not enjoy a bike ride and picnic around one of the regions many tranquil rivers, or head into the mountains for a Highland Safari and get up close with wildlife and rugged scenery. There's an abundance of excellent golf courses in the area, as well as an unrivalled range of outdoor activities, including angling, snowsports and whitewater rafting, all within easy reach of your holiday cottage.
Many of the local towns and villages offer an insight into the area's traditional craft making and local produce, from glass blowing and crystal engraving to Scotland's oldest distilleries at Crieff. You'll be inspired by Perthshire's credentials as first class holiday destination.
Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Perthshire today.