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Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross

places to visit

Perth & Kinross

Visit the heart of Scotland

Perth and Kinross, sheltered by the Grampian Mountains, is often regarded as the Heart of Scotland, and its mountains, lochs and glens yearn to be explored. Just outside the ancient city of Perth is Scone Palace, home of the mystical Stone of Destiny, on which 42 Scottish Kings were crowned. Not far south-west lies the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel.

The Tay Valley is one of the region’s most scenic features, with its popular holiday resorts of Pitlochry and Blair Atholl, while Rannoch Moor is a magnificent wilderness that represents one of Scotland’s great walking experiences. The long and beautiful hidden valley of Glen Lyon lies sandwiched in the mountains between Loch Tay and Loch Rannoch, separated from Loch Rannoch by the broad summit of Carn Mairg. Said to be the longest glen in Scotland, it exhibits an enormous diversity of scenery.

Adventure capital

In recent years Perth has developed as Scotland’s adventure capital, with an ever-longer list of adventure sports and activities to take you out and about across the region. So if the more traditional sports seem tame, you can get your adrenaline rush by quad biking, off-road driving, abseiling, canoeing, waterskiing, cliff jumping, white-water rafting or even paintballing.

Recommended in Perth and Kinross

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The Gleneagles Hotel

Pay a visit to this internationally acclaimed peaceful retreat in glorious countryside.
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Tigh Na Leigh Guesthouse

This blend of Victorian and contemporary is a real labour of love.
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Ballathie House Hotel

This turreted mansion overlooking the River Tay hosts a restaurant that impresses with its dedication to local ingredients.