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"The fairest portion of the northern kingdom."

That's how the great Sir Walter Scott described Perthshire. And taking in the region's breathtaking variety, from its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it's impossible to argue with him. Perthshire's scenery is truly awe-inspiring.

'Big Tree Country'

In Perthshire you are never far from a remarkable tree, whether that happens to be oldest living thing in Europe, the last descendant of Shakespeare's Birnam Wood or the widest conifer in Britain. Discover these magnificent arboreal specimens in the region's many verdant woodlands, forests and gardens.

Highland Perthshire

Escape into this beautiful wilderness where awesome peaks like Schiehallion and Ben Lawers can be scaled and some of Scotland's most iconic species can be observed in their natural environment, from majestic red deer stags to soaring ospreys.

The 'Fair City' of Perth

Enticingly situated along the banks of the River Tay, Perth is Scotland's newest city and a sheer joy to explore on foot. Sandwiched between two sweeping public parks, this compact but buzzing cosmopolitan hub boasts many fine restaurants and cafés, outstanding venues and great shopping. Perth has some extraordinary hidden gems dotted throughout the city, so why not explore some whilst you're here?

Travel in Perthshire

Getting here

Set at the heart of Scotland, getting to Perthshire from the rest of the UK and abroad couldn't be easier.  Glasgow Airport is located just over an hour's drive from Perthshire while Edinburgh and Dundee airports are less than 30 minutes away. Travel time to Perthshire from Aberdeen Airport is around 90 minutes.

The M90 from Edinburgh and the M80, M9 and A9 from Glasgow and Stirling offer the quickest routes into the region. The Perthshire Tourist Route provides a scenic alternative to travelling by motorway and dual carriageway. Perthshire has several railway stations which provide rail links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and neighbouring towns. A sleeper service direct from London is also available.

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Getting around

Perthshire's quiet but well-maintained roads make travelling around by car a breeze.  As with all of Scotland's cities, Perth is well catered for with car rental companies. If you prefer to leave the car behind, regular bus and train services connect most of the region's towns and villages.

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