Attractions in Perthshire

Perthshire boasts an enviable array of attractions which includes everything from fascinating historic attractions like Scone Palace where Scottish kings were crowned for 500 years, superb arts and crafts shopping in the region’s towns and villages, and remarkable wildlife ranging from leaping salmon to red deer stags.

Thanks to its long and colourful history, Perthshire is home to a fantastic variety of historic attractions, some of which date back centuries. Pay a visit to world-class museums and galleries such as the Black Watch Museum and the Fergusson Gallery, historic buildings including the Fair Maid’s House made famous by Sir Walter Scott and the Scottish Crannog Centre, an authentically recreated Iron-Age dwelling on the shores of Loch Tay.

Perthshire is also known for its rich creative heritage. You’ll find an exceptional array of unique arts and crafts displayed in craft shops, galleries and workshops spread throughout the towns and villages. You might even get the chance to watch local artisans creating pieces first-hand. 

Blessed with a fertile soil and gentle climate, the quality and variety of Perthshire’s food and drink is recognised throughout the world. Sample delicious local delicacies at excellent restaurants, bars and pubs, and pick up fresh local produce at farmers' markets

Enjoy fantastic family day out at hides and reserves where you can catch a glimpse of local wildlife, or simply head to one of the region’s tranquil parks and gardens to relax and unwind.

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The City of Perth and the River Tay at dusk


In need of a revitalising city break? Visit Perth, Scotland's newest city on the banks of the River Tay.

The Atholl Highlanders in the Atholl Gathering, Blair Castle


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