Originally situated on the main road from Perth to Stirling, but is now bypassed. It is known as The Lang Toun, or Long Town, the longest main street in Scotland, that runs for more than a mile and eventually links with the neighbouring village of Aberuthven. The town is a historical village dating back to the 13th century. The whole settlement was destroyed in 1715 by retreating Jacobite after the Battle of Sherriffmuir soldiers.
A few miles from Auchterarder are several places of historic interest and smaller communities which are well worth a visit. Innerpeffray Library, the oldest surviving public library in Scotland, which was founded in 1690 and houses some ancient fascinating books and manuscripts. Braco, is a small village which is famous for Ardoch Roman Camp.
These days it is better known for its proximity to Gleneagles Hotel and its famous Gleneagles Golf courses. Golf, however, isn’t the only sporting activities in the area. Horse riding, shooting, fishing and falconry are all readily available for the expert or the novice. There is also the Heritage Museum in Glenruthven Mill not only explores the history of the village but also has on display Scotland's only working textile steam engine. Nearby, Gleneagles railway station serves both the Gleneagles Hotel four 18-hole golf course, and Auchterarder.
Perthshire's largest city, Perth, a pretty market town on the River Tay, is conveniently located only 15 mins from the town. Here you will find a theatre, concert hall, cinema, art galleries, swimming pool, ice rink and museums. There is also a good selection of quality shops, restaurants and pubs ... something for everyone!
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Where to stay - find a place locally, whether your accommodation preference is bed and breakfast, B and B, B & B, guest house, self catering, holiday cottages, bunkhouse, holiday caravans and more.
Where to eat - places to choose from a variety of cuisines; Indian, Chinese, traditional Scottish, bistro, coffee house, or the traditional fish and chips.
What to see and do - there are many visitors activities and places to visit; distilleries, gardens, gallery, golf, river, walks, watermill, waterfalls, woods, old churches and monuments, and more.
Learn about the many historical events.