With more than 200,000 acres of woodlands, Perthshire champions itself as the "Big Tree Country". You'll find everything from serene glens, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls. The region's endless expanses of lush forest, makes it the perfect destination for family-friendly days out or adrenaline fuelled outdoor adventures.
Travel to and around Perthshire
Perthshire has several railway stations which provide rail links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and neighbouring towns. A sleeper service direct from London is also available.
Perthshire's scenic roads make travelling around by car a delight. The Perthshire Tourist Route provides an alternative to travelling by motorway and dual carriageway. The M90 from Edinburgh and the M80, M9 and A9 from Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness offer the quickest routes into the region.
Set in the heart of Scotland, getting to Perthshire from the rest of the UK and abroad couldn't be easier. Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are located approximately 45 minutes and just over an hour's drive respectively from Perthshire and Dundee airport are less than 30 minutes away. Travel time to Perthshire from Aberdeen Airport is around 90 minutes.
Bus and coach
If you prefer to leave the car behind, regular bus services connect from Perth to other Scottish cities and to most of the region's towns and villages.
Explore over 250 miles of way-marked routes including the River Tay way and Cateran Trail in Perthshire.
Take in the scenic surroundings and hear from a knowledgeable local tour guide with the region's range of history and wildlife tours. You can even enjoy Scotland's national drink on a whisky distillery tour.
Discover Perthshire at your own pace by renting your own car or minivan.
Book a taxi from a range of taxi and minicab services around the region.
Places to stay
Find the right accommodation for your break in Perthshire.
Choose from a range of accommodation, including cosy self-catering lodges and countryside hotels to luxury spas – all of which boast a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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Help and advice
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Places to Eat in Perthshire
Find ideas on where to try Scottish food & drink in Perthshire.
Food & Drink ideas
Take a bite out of Perthshire and choose from a great selection of café's and restaurants. You can also pick up fresh seasonal and local produce at farm shops and farmers' markets across the region.
Map of Perthshire
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Ideas for things to do in Perthshire
Get planning what you’ll see and do in and around Perthshire and explore some of the region’s top attractions.
Make your trip to Perthshire a memorable one with these magical experiences.
Tours, Routes and Trails
Check out our ideas for day trips and tours in and around Perthshire.
Events in Perthshire
Find out what’s new and on in Perthshire with local events and festivals including theatre, food & drink and family-friendly events.
Spotlight on Cycling
Perthshire is a great place for cycling, being the home of the Etape Caledonia, the original closed-roads sportive.
This year it’ll also be the setting for the Gran Fondo road race on 4 August, as part of the UCI Cycling World Championships.
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