Whisk your loved one away to romantic Perthshire

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I’ve lived and worked in Scotland for almost a decade, and during that time I’ve walked countless paths off the beaten track, discovered great hidden picnic spots and admired many time-forgotten gardens. But if there is a place that holds a special place in my heart it would have to be the Perthshire’s ‘Big Tree Country’ when bathed in autumnal colours. And if you fancy getting away with your loved one at this glorious time of year, I can think of no better place for a romantic retreat.

Loch Tay, Kenmore

Loch Tay, Kenmore

From lazy riverside strolls to refreshing forest trails, Perthshire is home to some of the finest scenery in Scotland.

For a peaceful and leisurely stroll, follow Lady Mary’s Walk beside the River Earn in Crieff along an avenue of mature oak, beech and sweet chestnut trees, or take the circular Birks of Aberfeldy walk and discover what inspired Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns to write his famous poem The Birks of Aberfeldy in 1787.

If you’re near Pitlochry, head towards the handsome Edwardian suspension bridge in the direction of Faskally Woods where magic awaits you at The Enchanted Forest, or why not follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s kings en route to their coronation? Linking Scone Palace in Perth with Falkland Palace in Fife, the Coronation Road is the ancient route used by the kings of Scotland as they travelled to Scone Palace where the Scottish monarch was traditionally crowned. Surrounded by gardens and peaceful woodland, it’s perfect for a gentle stroll under the watchful eye of the ground’s ever curious peacocks.

GENTLEMEN, here is a piece of advice for you. When planning those romantic outings – what’s a better way to set the mood than buying your lady flowers? Or perhaps making a flower bouquet out of the fallen leaves? Priceless!

So what are you waiting for? Whisk your loved one away to one of the delightfully romantic hideaways that you and that special someone will never forget.

We wouldn’t mind if you shared some autumnal scenery snapshots with us too, so if you feel like shouting to the world how great Scotland is copy us in @VisitScotland .

Please remember to be responsible and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times when walking in Scotland.

Scone Palace

Scone Palace

 

Lady Mary's Walk in Crieff

Lady Mary’s Walk in Crieff

 

Aldona Krzemien

Media Editor at VisitScotland
Originally from Poland, she's now based in Edinburgh and can't imagine life without four things: travels, photography, fishing for antiques and haggis!

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  • Geotravel

    Thank-you Aldona. Didn’t get to see all that you write about but it sure wetted my curiosity for more of Scottland’s nature trails. Here’s my first experience in Scotland: One and a half hours’ journey by rail from Edinburgh. Take the Low Road: Dunkeld, Scotland Day Trip http://wp.me/sDQWN-8265 Word Press blog post by May DeLory. Twitter account: Geotravel