Perthshire Attractions

Listed below are links to information sheets for Perthshire attractions and things to do in the Gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

Blair Atholl Castle

If you browse my Self Drive Tours you can choose an itinerary for touring routes include these Perthshire attractions. The tour itineraries contain links to the information sheets so you can choose what you wish to visit along the route.

In these information sheets, you will find details about costs, opening times, wheelchair accessiblity, languages, facilities and our honest descriptions.

I will tell you if I think they are interesting, good value, entertaining for children and worth visiting. I will also tell you if I think that they are over-priced, over-rated, boring or a waste of time!.

My favourite Perthshire attractions

    Alyth Folk Museum was a former library, now features displays on local agrarian history; manse parlour, dairy, laundry, etc.
    Black Watch Museum The Regimental Museum of the Black Watch is housed in Balhousie Castle, on the north side of Perth overlooking the North Inch.
    Castle Menzies is a 16th century castle in Strathay, central Perthshire, lies to the west of the village of Weem, near Aberfeldy.
    Dewars World of Whisky Situated by the river Tay, Aberfeldy distillery is the home and major part of Dewars famous White Label blend and one of the largest and well made visitor centres in Scotland.
    Edradour Distillery is the last original farm distillery in Perthshire, it nestles in a glen above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands.
    Earthquake House is situated in a field in The Ross at the western end of 'Shakey Toun', so don't miss it when you visit Comrie.
    Elcho Castle Elcho Castle is well-preserved castle of the sixteenth century, just 150 meters from the south bank of the River Tay in Easter Elcho near Rhynd. It is four miles south-east of Perth and Kinross.
    Fergusson Gallery One of the oldest museums in Britain, found in the centre of the fair city of Perth. Exhibitions, both permanent and changing are drawn from our fantastic collections of find and applied art, archaeology, photography and human & natural history.
    Flambeaux procession at midnight on Hogmanay hundreds of people visit the village to join in the unique festivities of this ancient procession.
    Fortingall Yew Tree is without doubt the most ancient specimen of vegetation to be found in Europe and has stood in the village for many centuries.
    Gloagburn Farm Shop Delicious home made cooked food. Our motto on the menu - "We do not serve fast food but we do serve fresh food as fast as we can."
    Huntingtower Castle A tale of two families,Huntingtower Castle was a lordly residence for 300 years, from the 15th to the 18th century. It is associated with two noble families: the Ruthvens (later earls of Gowrie) and, following their downfall in 1600, the Murrays (earls of Tullibardine and later dukes of Atholl).
    Legends of Grandtully Scottish Chocolate Centre This 4-Star attraction makes a perfect day out for anyone exploring Perthshire Scottish Highlands and its wonderful surroundings. The fabulous shops, fairytale coffee & chocolate house, acclaimed chocolate kitchen and visitor attraction set in a landscape area with outside seating, cycle stor and customer parking.
    Perth Museum and Art Gallery Perth Museum and Art Gallery is one of the oldest museums in the UK and has a collection of nearly 500,000 objects. It is housed in an imposing building near the north east corner of the central area of Perth.
    Perth Playhouse Cinema Complex Designed by Kingussie based architect Alexander Cattanach Jr, the art deco Playhouse Cinema opened in 1933 and took only 9 weeks to complete.
    Perth Theatre Perth Theatre offers a year round programme of classic and popular drama, new writing, unique Perth productions and touring shows, with a spattering of music, comedy and dance thrown in for good measure.
    Scone Palace Once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in the history of Scotland. A highly recommended Perthshire attraction.
    Scottish Liqueur Centre Welcome to the Scottish Liqueur Centre, one of Perthshire’s great tourist destinations, situated at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, a Perthshire attraction you can not miss.
    St John's Kirk St John's Kirk of Perth is the oldest building still standing in Perth. The main structural elements of the church you see today were built in stages between 1440 and around 1500....
    St Mary's Church (Grandtully). This is one of those wonderful hidden gem I mentioned on my homepage - a 16th-century parish church, with a finely painted wooden ceiling illustrating heraldic and symbolic subjects, added in the 1630s. Something very rare and precious in Scotland.
    Tullibardine Chapel It is one of the most complete and unaltered small medieval churches in Scotland, founded in 1446 and largely rebuilt about 1500. The church today is no longer in use.

I shall be adding more Perthshire attractions for you to view over the coming months, so check out this page from time to time.

Have a look at the photo gallery for more images. These photos have all been taken by myself and represent different aspects of Perthshire Scottish Highlands.

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