Perthshire, Perth Scotland

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Perth, Perthshire Tourist information

Perthshire, Scotland is one of the largest counties of Scotland and for the visitor, is strategically located in the centre of Scotland so that it makes an idealPerthshire shown on a map of Scotland. Visit Perthshire. Bankfoot Dunkeld Pitlochry Blair Atholl Aberfeldy  Killin Scone Blairgowrie Forteviot Dunning Auchterarder Blackford Methven Crieff Comrie St Fillans Lochearnhead Balquhidder Strathyre Callander location from which to visit the rest of the counties to the north, south, east and west. Travel is also facilitated by the excellent network of roads which radiate in all directions from Perthshire. Accommodation is in plentiful supply and is available throughout the year. The main north/south railway line also passes up through the eastern part of the county.

In some ways, Perthshire is not quite what it was due to  boundary changes which have been made for a number of vaguely political reasons. But in the ways that matter, the towns, the people, the history and the fabulous scenery, Perthshire and the Trossachs is still the wonderful place to spend a holiday that it was before Beeching when the railways still offered a splendid way of getting about.

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The southern parts of Perthshire are very much lowland in nature although the Ochil hills form a raised southern boundary which stretches from Stirling to Kinnoull hill at Perth. Most of the land is productive farmland supporting both crops and pasture.

A little further north sees the start of the highlands at the highland boundary fault line from Dunkeld in the east and reaching westward to Crieff and Comrie then veering to the  south of Loch earn and over to Callander and Aberfoyle, now in the Stirling district, but in its heart still a part of the ancient county of Perthshire. See Trossachs for more.

These are not the rugged  highlands of the far north but a gentler kind of highland scenery with shimmering lochs and highland villages nestling in beautiful grassy glens and gentle tree clad slopes reaching sometimes 2000 feet up the hillsides. The valley bottoms are well farmed but sheep are now more noticeable.

But now as we look further to the northern parts of Perthshire beyond Loch Tay, Dunkeld, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry we see a change to the higher mountains, Munroes over 3000 feet high and approaching 4000 feet. We find the stunning beauty of Rannoch Moor and its myriad lochs and lochans. Beyond these we find the moors and high passes leading beyond Perthshire and off to the northern counties. Arable land here is in short supply and hill sheep are commonplace.

The Trossachs

Away to the west of Perthshire in The Trossachs and beyond the high pass of Glenartney at Comrie we find Callander, now under the jurisdiction of Stirling council. Callander is perhaps the accommodation capital of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with one of the best selections of The Trossachs hotels, guest houses and Scottish holiday cottages in Scotland.

The main towns and villages in Perthshire are:

North of Perth (via A9)
Bankfoot
Dunkeld
Pitlochry
Blair Atholl
Aberfeldy
Killin
North east (via A93)
Scone
Blairgowrie

South (via A9)
Forteviot
Dunning
Auchterarder
Blackford

West (via A85)
Methven
Crieff
Comrie
St Fillans

Lochearnhead - bed & Breakfast and a self catering cottage - Briar Cottage
Balquhidder
Strathyre - Rosebank House Bed and Breakfast
Callander Scotland

Perthshire History

Perthshire has always held a position of great importance in the history of Scotland, largely due to its location on the 'border' between the unruly highland peoples and the more compliant lowlanders. The county town of Perth was at one time the Capital city of Scotland. History in these parts is a strange mixture of fact, fable and tradition which blend together to produce some fascinating tales to rival those produced by the greatest writers of fiction.

Activities

This large county features mountains, glens, rivers and lochs which make it an ideal base for those interested in walking, cycling, mountain biking and watersports. The rivers and lochs offer some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in Scotland. Most of the main towns have tackle shops where expert advice and assistance may be obtained.

For those with an interest in scenery, the range and variety of scenery will be kept in a state of awe at the magnificent variety whilst the many small towns and villages provide interest for those with a penchant for old buildings and interesting shops.

Visit the other pages in this website to find more detailed information about places in Perthshire.

 

Map of Perthshire

Useful websites

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Scotland - Accommodation and Hotels A guide to the national park and things to see and do

Argaty Red Kites

 

 

 

 

Duncrub Holidays  Unique self catering holiday homes in an historic chapel in Perthshire, Scotland

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Callander Bed and Breakfast in Scotland - Westerton Guest House in Callander

 

Loch Tay

Balquhidder

Trossachs SelfCatering in Callander
Hotels and B&B in the Trossachs Visit the Trossachs and whilst you're at it take a wee look at Callander where there is a great selection of Hotels and bed and breakfasts

 


 

 


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Consider also spending your holiday in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, just an hours drive from Perth via Callander. Visit Scotland Trossachs accomodation and Loch Lomond Callander Tourist Information  and  Scottish Holiday Cottages Accommodation and Hotels in Trossachs Scotland

 

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Hotels in Trossachs Hotels in Callander
  Scottish Self Catering Cottages in Scotland Self catering in Callander

visit traditional Highland Games near Callander
Killin Perthshire Loch Tay Balquhidder

The Trossachs Hotel accommodation and other places to stay

Visit Aberfoyle in Scotland

Visit Callander and The Trossachs
Climb Ben Ledi, Ben A'an and Callander Crags
then walk to Bracklinn Falls and the New Bridge