Boasting some of the finest scenery in Scotland and home to an incredible array of wildlife, the captivating natural beauty of Perthshire never ceases to enchant visitors.
Delve into the heart of Perthshire’s ‘Big Tree Country’ and explore lush forests and woodlands on tranquil walks – perfect for catching a glimpse of native creatures – and see ancient trees including the Birnam Oak at Dunkeld and the Fortingall Yew, thought to be the oldest living thing in Europe.
Experience the region’s dramatic alpine scenery and take in breathtaking views from the summits of majestic mountains and hills including the Grampians and the imposing peaks of Ben Lawers and Schiehallion.
Blessed with a gentle climate and rich soil, the region enjoys an abundance of beautiful parks and gardens. Stroll around some of the finest formal gardens in Europe and admire dazzling displays of native and exotic flora.
Keen anglers can cast their lines in the swift-flowing currents of the region’s rivers which include the River Tay – the longest in Scotland – while more adventurous visitors can enjoy a range of exhilarating watersports. Race down white water rapids on a raft, leap into natural pools while canyoning or glide across pristine lochs in a kayak.
Perthshire boasts an exceptional range of waterfalls, many of which are natural salmon leaps. The Buchanty Spout and Linn of Tummel are two such falls where you can watch these amazing fish battle their way up cascading torrents in late autumn. You can even pay a visit to the Birks of Aberfeldy, a renowned beauty spot which inspired Robert Burns to compose the poem of the same name.
Venture into Highland Perthshire and discover hauntingly beautiful glens including the popular skiing destination of Glenshee or Glen Lyon, described by Sir Walter Scott as the ‘longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland’.
Wherever you go in Perthshire's great outdoors, you're never far from stunning scenery and marvellous wildlife.