Perthshire...

magnificent forests, soaring hills & tranquil lochs, a perfect playground for those who enjoythe great outdoors...
Perthshire is a natural choice for visitors - perhaps it has something to do with lying astride the Highland Boundary Fault but whatever it is, it has created some stunning scenery - nothing ostentatious, no geometric superlatives but nonetheless some of the most stunning and accessible natural attractions in the very heart of Scotland. In Perthshire you'll find high mountains, tumbling streams and waterfalls, lochs, rivers, Europe's most remarkable trees and woodlands, all of which provide a kaleidoscope of Scotland's best scenery. The majestic Perthshire landscape has helped to create an ideal habitat for wildlife - including ospreys, red deer and the Famous Grouse. The superb natural environment offers opportunities to either relax and unwind in the outstanding scenery or to take a more active role in the hills, mountains, forests, rivers and lochs - after all, this is Big Tree Country - where superlatives do exist but in environmental terms - home to the world's highest hedge, Europe's oldest tree, the widest conifer in Britain, the sole survivor from Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and many more fascinating champion trees.

Some of the best scenery in Perthshire is seen from its western approaches via the Royal Burgh of Auchterarder - home to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and Leisure complex. Loch Tay has long been a haven for watersports but the Scottish Crannog Centre near Kenmore embraces times gone by and gives a very comprehensive account how life used to be like 2,600 years ago. Pitlochry's fame as a holiday resort dates back as long ago as the 1860's. Its most popular attraction is Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder but it also offers a wide selection of fine restaurants and accommodation. Strathearn is where "Rob Roy" was filmed - this is where the lush lowland pastures of the south meet the rugged grandeur of the Highlands. It is no wonder Perthshire continues to be so popular with visitors, new and old.