Top recommended places to visit and things to see in Perthshire

Our top 10 places to visit in Perth and Perthshire

1          Scone Palace - Scone Palace near Perth, Perthshire, Scotland is the original home of the Stone of Destiny and the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scots. One of the top visitor attractions in Scotland 

2          Huntingtower Castle - Once known as The House of Ruthven, Huntingtower Castle comprises two fine and complete tower houses. The hall of the eastern tower has a fine painted ceiling. Next door to the hotel – available for wedding ceremonies too

3          St Johns Kirk - Within a rich history one event stands out, John Knox preached here in May 1559, adding impetus to the Reformation in Scotland. The Kirk (the Scottish word for `church')  welcomes visitors to its Services. Individuals and groups are also very welcome to visit at other times when the church is open

4          Perth Museum and Art Gallery - One of the oldest museums in the UK and has a collection of nearly 500000 objects. They cover History, Natural History and Art and include local and foreign material

5          Visit Pitlochry - One of the town's best-loved attractions is the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. Here salmon negotiate the specially constructed ladder allowing them to bypass Pitlochry Dam into the man-made Loch Faskally. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre lies on the banks of the River Tummel and is internationally renowned for its fine repertoire of drama and comedy 

6          Blair Castle – Internationally renowned Scotland home of the Atholl Highlanders. Well worth the 40 minute drive.Scottish castles have always had an enduring appeal for visitors, and Blair Castle is no exception, with plenty to see and do for all the family. Hosts the Blair Horse rials annually in August

7          Visit Dewars World of Whisky - Whisky connoisseurs will enjoy a visit to Dewar's World of Whisky and Distillery at Aberfeldy, the home of the Single Malt at the heart of the award-winning Dewar's White Label. Visitors can explore one of the greatest brands of Scotch whisky ever created in an innovative and interactive five star exhibition that educates and entertains

8          Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Opened in September 2005. At its heart is a 1600 capacity auditorium.The Concert Hall is located at Horsecross, within a short walking distance of Perth Theatre, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, the River Tay and a growing array of restaurants, bars and galleries. Theatre lovers can enjoy a variety of performances in the opulent auditorium of Perth Theatre which first opened its doors in 1900

9          Black Watch Museum - The Black Watch Regimental Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle.  The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds, which are home to a number of monuments and tributes to Black Watch men.  It is ideally situated close to the centre of Perth

10       Branklyn Garden - Here is a small but magnificent garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants. Among the most breathtaking is the Himalayan blue poppy. There is a rock garden with purple maple and the rare golden Cedrus. Seasonal highlights in May and June are the alpines and rhododendrons and in autumn the fiery red Acer palmatum. This garden is lovely in Spring and also has great Autumn colours. Open April to October

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