Touring Perthshire

Whether you choose to Tour Perthshire by car, bike or foot you will find it a joyful experience.

The landscape is the reason so many people visit Perthshire, made famous by painters such as Turner and Millais making tours of Scotland and writers from Walter Scott to  Beatrix Potter. It continues to feature today in films - the Avengers End Game features Scotland as Thor's new Ragnarok - and television - notably Outlander is set in Perthshire and celebrates the wildly romantic Highlands. However there are also countless man made places that you should visit.

THE OLD

We are close to many ancient and historic buildings.

Scone Palace and Scone Racecourse are but 10 minutes from here with both Blair Castle and Glamis Castle being only 40 minutes.

To the West is an ancient Crannog, an Iron Age dwelling rebuilt by the Scottish Underwater Archaeology  Trust. To the South East is Scotlands secret Bunker, a nuclear shelter built by the RAF is 1953 at the height of the Cold War.

They all offer an excellent day out.

..And the New

The exciting, brand new V&A museum in Dundee is just 25 minutes away and next to it Discovery Point where Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ship is docked and open to visitors.

There is also The Royal Yacht Britannia, based at Leith in Edinburgh and open to visitors. Combine it with a day trip to Edinburgh City where you might also see the Castle and the National Museum and Gallery.

Gardens

Perthshire is also home to glorious gardens, many filled with plants brought home by Plant hunters such as the Cox family of Glendoick who have continued their plant hunting into the 21st century.

A93 Scenic 'Snow Roads Route'

The Park House is situated on the A93 at the start of the much heralded Snow Roads Route.  Meandering through Perthshire, up towards the Cairngorms and Inverness, taking in some of Scotland’s most iconic roads, some striking landmark installations and beautiful panoramic view points.  See the link below to get a full map and route details.

Should you not have time to do the whole route, then from The Park House you could enjoy a wonderful day trip taking in a part of the Snow Roads trail, going up from Blairgowrie, through Glenshee, Braemar and on to magnificent Royal Deeside, Balmoral Castle (The Queen’s summer residence) Crathie Church and Ballater.

https://www.loveexploring.com/guides/72685/the-snow-roads-scenic-route-the-ultimate-scotland-road-trip