Take a short journey north and you will arrive at the historic villages of Birnam and Dunkeld. Side by side, these two pretty places offer lots of things to see and do including the Beatrix Potter Exhibition & Garden and Dunkeld's medieval cathedral.
Further north, towards the Cairngorms National Park, you will find the resort town of Pitlochry. This bustling town has everything from walks and cycling routes to shopping, spa options and a thriving events scene. Nature lovers can take a trip to the Falls of Bruar via the popular House of Bruar, a short bus ride from Pitlochry.
Travel west from Perth through beautiful countryside and you will find the popular market town of Crieff and the village of Comrie. Crieff has built a reputation for fine food with an amazing choice of cafés, coffee shops and restaurants for fine or casual dining. Whisky enthusiasts can also visit Glenturret Distillery. The village of Comrie offers some attractive walking routes.
Around half an hour away from Perth, to the north east, you'll find Blairgowrie. Visit in summer and you can enjoy the Blairgowrie Highland Games, or try your hand at falconry at Raptor World. If you want to see something completely different then you could take a trip to nearby Meikleour which boasts the Meikleour Beech Hedge - the highest hedge of its kind in the world!