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  • 1 Queen's View Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Pitlochry PH16 5BX

    Queen's View is a viewpoint up above Loch Tummel. There is a magnificent panorama over the loch and the cone-shaped peak of Schiehallion (1,083m). Queen Victoria visited this place in 1866, hence the name.

  • 2 Loch Tay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Kenmore

    Dominated by the majestic Ben Lawers, this lovely freshwater loch runs for 22.5km between Killin and Kenmore and never exceeds 1.5km in width. It is fed by the River Dochart and River Lochay, and in turn forms the River Tay flowing out at its east en..

  • 3 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Kenmore FK21 8TY

    At an altitude of 518m, the visitor centre has excellent audio-visual information on the mountain, its formation and rare species of alpine flora. Access to the mountain's paths is restricted to protect the environment, but there is a nature trail (1..

  • 4 Scone Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A93 GB - Perth PH2 6BD

    The estate of Scone Palace encompasses Moot Hill, one of Scotland's most hallowed historical sites since Pict times. Kenneth MacAlpine made it the centre of his new Picto-Scottish kingdom in the middle of the 9C and a counterpart of the ecclesiastica..

  • 5 Meigle Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    rd. Dundee GB - Meigle PH12 8SB

    The old village school houses an exceptional collection of Picts steles sculpted from red sandstone (7-10C) that were discovered in the region. Cross-shaped flagstones, tombs and various fragments display the life and art of the Picts. Even if not ev..

  • 6 Black Watch Castle and Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    st. Hay GB - Perth PH1 5HR

    Balhousie castle houses the museum tracing the history of the Regiment founded in the 18C and displays a collection of silver, medals and Colours. The companies were called the The Black Watch because of the 'Watch' they kept on the Highlands and the..

  • 7 Elcho Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A90 GB - Kinfauns PH2 8QQ

    Overlooking the Tay, the family residence of the counts of Wemyss is said to have occupied the site of an old fortress. Built in the late 16C, the main building has towers that are habitable. Above the walls there is an interesting composition mixing..

  • 8 Perth's Georgian streets Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Charlotte Street GB - Perth PH1

    On completion of the elegant Perth Bridge in 1772, the town broke out of its medieval boundaries. Entire streets were built in the new Georgian style, such as Barossa Place with its grand residential buildings, and Rose Terrace, dominated by the Old ..

  • 9 Museum and Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    78 st. George GB - Perth PH1 5LB

    With its distinctive dome and portico, the museum has interesting displays of the local glass, silver and clock-making industries in addition to the natural history section. In the art gallery hang works by Scottish artists (H. McCullough, Glasgow Sc..

  • 10 The Cross Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Cross GB - Dunkeld PH8 0AN

    Situated in this square is the National Trust for Scotland Ell Shop which takes its name from the weaver's yardstick of ell, attached to one of the walls.

  • 11 Huntingtower Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Brae GB - Perth PH1 3JL

    Initially known as the Castle of Ruthven, this was where the family of the same name would meet to hunt. In 1582, the Raid of Ruthven, an episode in the struggle between certain noblemen and royalty. The castle was confiscated in the 17C and handed t..

  • 12 Branklyn Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    116 rd. Dundee GB - Perth PH2 7BB

    Branklyn Garden is a delightful little garden. It was laid out in 1922 on sloping ground on the bank of the River Tay, and contains an amazing variety of plants with a profusion of scent and colour.

  • 13 Drummond Castle Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Muthill GB - Crieff PH7 4HZ

    South-west of Crieff, these terraced gardens stretch out from the foot of a tower set high on a rocky eminence. These formal gardens are in the form of St Andrew's Cross, the emblem of Scotland. Visitors can stroll around the lawns, gravel areas, box..

  • 14 Water Mill

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Mill GB - Aberfeldy PH15 2BG

    The waters of the River Birks run through a 500-m tunnel to reach the wheel of this restored, early-19C water mill, situated in the centre of the town. Inside, the operative milling machinery rumbles and creaks and there is an exhibition showing the ..

  • 15 General Wade's Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    General Wade's Bridge GB - Aberfeldy PH15

    This elegant five-arched bridge, decorated with obelisks, was built by General Wade, supposedly to plans by William Adam. The famous general wanted to extend the military road north of Crieff to Dalwhinnie.

  • 16 Black Watch Monument

    Archaeological and historical sites

    st. Bank GB - Aberfeldy PH15 2BB

    The statue of a soldier in a kilt, wearing the uniform of the day, commemorates the founding of the Black Watch Regiment in 1739, when six independent companies were merged. The monument is erected on the site of the first parade.

  • 17 Keathbank Mill

    Museums and art

    A926 GB - Blairgowrie

    This flax and jute mill has the largest water wheel in Scotland. It is no longer open to visitors.

  • 18 Crieff Visitor Centre

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rd. Muthill GB - Crieff PH7 4HQ

    You can visit two craft workshops and watch pots being made, with hand-painted thistles, heather and Canterbury bells (Buchan's Thistle Pottery) and also see how millefiori glass is made (Perthshire paperweights).

  • 19 Stuart Crystal

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rd. Muthill GB - Crieff PH7 4HQ

    A visit to the crystal factory will give you an insight into the various stages in the production of handmade crystal glassware.

  • 20 Glenturret Distillery

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    The Hosh GB - Crieff PH7 4HA

    Situated on the banks of the River Turret since 1775, Scotland's oldest distillery still uses traditional methods to produce its famous brew.

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