From its dancing waterfalls to its vast, green forests, Perthshire is home to some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in the entire world, never mind central Scotland. The natural wonders of this county make Perthshire a particularly popular place for romantic getaways, with couples from all over Scotland and beyond migrating to the area for camping trips, picnic days, long walks, and splashing around in the cool blue rivers.
Perth has a lot to explore, so if you’re visiting for romantic weekend getaways, you’ll need to draw up an itinerary beforehand to make sure you’re able to tick off all the big sights.
First up there’s Blairgowrie, a large town that’s now famous for its soft fruit production. Sports enthusiasts often flock to this part of Perthshire given how it caters to the golfers, skiers and bikers who train and perform at the nearby Glenshee, but there’s plenty here for couples who aren’t sports-hungry either, such as the gorgeous Moyness Nurseries Garden Centre and the intriguing courses at Alyth Craft Tourism.
If you and your partner are a pair of whisky lovers, you’ll be in your element in Crieff, where you can get involved in The Famous Grouse Experience for a comprehensive and enlightening tour of this famous whisky distillery. Crieff is also home to Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, so if you haven’t supped too many shots at the Famous Grouse, you can head over here to marvel at the wildlife on show. You’ll probably stumble upon Crieff Visitor Centre during your time in this part of Perthshire, and when you do, you’ll find yourselves drawn to Caithness Glass, the glassmaking studio where you can embark on a free guided tour and witness beautiful glass artefacts being sculpted by hand.
If you’re into your golf, you’ll undoubtedly heard of Gleneagles, a part of Perthshire that hosts the famous Ryder Cup. You can see the course for yourself when you head to the area, as well as a wide range of phenomenal mountains, rivers and lochs close by.
And of course, there’s Perth itself, a relatively new city that clings on to its royal history and offers visitors a delightful visit no matter what they’re seeking in romantic getaways. George Street is packed with quaint, traditional shops to explore, whereas the river Tay and the Public Art Trail offer you the best possible way to take a scenic stroll and immerse yourself in some wonderful culture immediately afterwards. The beautiful Branklyn Garden is also perfect for long walks, as is the mesmerising Kinnoull Hill.
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