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Perthshire Scotland in miniature- the gateway to the Highlands.
Stretching from Kinross just North of Edinburgh as far as the Cairngorms in the North, west to the breathtaking scenery around Loch Rannoch, Ben Lawers and Schiehallion. towns such as Dunkeld with its abbey and Ospreys. Perth on the banks of the Tay. Aberfledy ,Blairgowie and Pitlochry. Visit Drummond Castle and Gardens, Glamis Castle, Scone Palace - The Heart of Scotland's History.
The grandeur of Blair Castle- the Duke of Atholl has his own resident piper and army, the only one remaining in Britain. Scone- ancient capital of Scotland with a palace. Castle Menzies where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed.
Pitlochry beloved by Queen Victoria .
This is Big Tree Country. The Hermitage for woodland walks amongst some of the tallest trees in Scotland- cared for the nation by the National Trust. Birnam Oak Visit Loch of the Lowes, see the breeding ospreys from the seclusion of the hide, only 150m from the nest tree. Red squirrels and woodpeckers often visit the bird feeders outside the Visitor Centre.
Nice drives around Loch Tay, and Loch Tummel-you are likely to see wild red deer on the hills. If not pop into Glengoulandie Deer Park half way up the glen for more assured sightings of these majestic beasts.
In Aberfeldy is the Black Watch Memorial, a regiment commissioned by King Charles in 1667 to be a 'guard for securing the peace in the Highlands. Their dark coloured tartans led them to be known as the 'Black Watch' Crossing the River Tay is one of General Wade's fine arch bridges built in 1733, the only one still in use today, part of a network of military roads linking the Highlands. Don't miss Dewar's World of Whisky at Aberfeldy. Tour the Distillery, visit the brand centre..