Sir Walter Scott once proclaimed Perthshire to be “the fairest portion of the northern kingdom”. Centuries later, not much has changed in Scotland’s much-loved ‘Big Tree Country’. Scattered with fairytale woodland, lush forests, sparkling glens, and towering peaks, there are plenty of soul-captivating scenes to help you make your escape from everyday life… not to mention several unusual places to stay!
Walkers and nature lovers are all but guaranteed to fall head over heels in love with Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve. Home to Ben Lawers itself, one of Scotland’s highest munros at an awe-inspiring 3,984ft tall, you can hike to the summit above Loch Tay, for magnificent views that stretch from Glencoe to the Cairngorms.
You’ll also be beautifully surrounded by rare mountain plants, and a diverse array of wildlife. Red deer, ospreys, black grouse, and even wildcats all roam the air and land here, while history enthusiasts can take the Kiltyrie Hidden History Trail, for an immersive time-travelling experience.
Prefer a city break? Then head for the ‘Fair City’ of Perth, Scotland’s ancient capital for an impressive five centuries. Standing proudly on the banks of the shimmering River Tay, and nestled between two green public parks, Perth is a city that’s as naturally beautiful as it is interesting.
Shop ‘til you drop in the elegant shopping malls, browse the bustling weekend markets, or linger in the many art galleries and museums you’ll discover in the city. Oh – and don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of buzzing nightlife to enjoy, too!
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