Touring Perthshire

Our superb central location opens out a quite superb range of Scottish day tours. The tour ideas below give you just some small idea of the great versatility of our fantastic touring base. All these can be done leisurely and comfortably in a day

 

Loch Ness And Inverness

Travel north via Pitlochry, Blair Castle, and at Dalwhinnie (visit the distillery there on the way there or back) take the Laggan road through the western end of Monarch of the Glen country to Spean Bridge (famous Commando memorial near there). Then north along Loch Lochy and Loch Oich to Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness. North along the loch to Urquhart Castle and the visitor centre at the northern end. Onward to Inverness. Then south along the A9 via Aviemore all the way back to Perth

 

Monarch Country

Same as above to Laggan, then back to the lovely little highland towns of Newtonmore and Kingussie, perhaps taking on the Highland Folk Museum. Further north to Aviemore and Boat of Garten. Take a trip on the Strathspey steam railway in the summer months - to Glenbogle station and back to either Boat or Aviemore. Then return south along the A9 to Pitlochry and onward to Perth

 

Fort William And Glencoe

A wonderful round day trip takes you north to Pitlochry, then past the Queens View to Tummel Bridge, then to Aberfeldy, Killin and on to Crianlarich. North from there through Glencoe to Fort William. Onwards north to Spean Bridge then take the Laggan/Dalwhinnie road across beautiful countryside to join the A9 southbound at Dalwhinnie

 

Cairngorms

Spend a day in Cairngorm National Park. Visit Rothiemurchus Estate, see the Ospreys and visit the Speyside heather centre. Shop in Aviemore. Visit the landmark Centre in Carrbridge, a superb family amusement park. Don't miss the Highland Folk Museum on the way back south along the A9

 

Royal Deeside

An easy and very rewarding drive takes you all the way to Braemar along the A93, well signposted from Perth, through Glenshee. Some 14 miles further on is Balmoral Castle and the lovely little town of Ballater, with good shops. Original royal Railway Station. Lochnagar distillery. You can come back the same way or alternatively cut west towards Grantown and Aviemore via the spectacular Lecht and the village of Tomintoul then head back south along the A9

 

Loch Lomond and Trossachs

Take the A9 south towards Stirling, then at Dunblane follow the signs for Doune,  ‘Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park’. Travel through Callander, then onward through Aberfoyle and Drymen to Balloch. Drive north along the whole length of Loch Lomond, then north to Crianlarich. Travel east to Lochearnhead, then along the north banks of loch Earn to Comrie and Crieff, and onwards back to Perth

 

Some shorter sightseeing tours

1          Visit Edinburgh  

2          Visit Highland Perthshire – Pitlochry, Queens View, Fortingall, Kenmore and               Aberfeldy

3          Visit Crieff and Loch Earn

4          Visit Stirling and Braveheart country

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