Perthshire Journals

Palaces, walking, views and waterfalls - summer in Perthshire

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A June 2009 trip to Perthshire by Red Mezz

Walking in Perthshire Photo, Perthshire, Scotland More Photos
Quote: In the central area of Perthshire and Kinross in Scotland there's more than just farmland. In one of the dryer east coast destinations, walks abound, great lochs and waterfalls are hidden among them and even the austere grace of Scone Palace makes this a great place to spend a summer.

Walking in Perthshire

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Walking in Perthshire Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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When you live in a country like Scotland - with vast expanses of open spaces and beautiful walk ways and camping and hiking and hill climbing to your heart's content - it's hard not to take it for granted. I know that seems a strange thing - but it's true nonetheless. In the years I lived in Edinburgh, just a few hours from some of the best, most beautiful walks in the world - I found my hiking restricted largely to trips abroad and other places that had come to seem more exotic. When I was at home, I seemed to have much less time for this pass time that I love.And perhaps it's something to do with how much day to day walking takes place when you live in a city like Edinburgh. Perh...Read More

Peel Farm

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Attraction | "Little local bits and bobs. "

Peel Farm Photo, Angus, Scotland
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Technically the little craft and coffee shop known as Peel Farm is just minutes over the border from Perthshire into the county of Angus in Scotland - but seeing as it's so close to some very good sites and things to do in the area of Perthshire, I thought it was a good idea to include it in this review. Peel Farm in just about 30 minutes drive from the town of Blairgowry in Pertshire - or just around the corner from the Bridge of Craigisla and the Reekie Linn. The area is so well known for hikes and walks that it's hard not to find yourself venturing through this country side on a mild summer day, enjoying local strawberries and the sounds of smooth flowing rivers. And tucke...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2010

Peel Farm
Lintrathen, By Kirriemuir
Angus, Scotland DD8 5JJ
01575 560718

Reekie Linn and Craigisla Bridge

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Attraction | "Very impressive and easy to get to"

Reekie Linn and Craigisla Bridge Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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A large part of my time in Perthshire over the summer was spent on a small farm near the small town of Blairgowry. This area is rich farmland and in the summer the hills turn vibrantly yellow with rapeseed growth, and the local shops all fill with strawberries harvested on their doorstep. Walks and rivers and fishing abound in the area, and my time spent there was often in the company of a good book, a journal, some music and long dry summer wind which whips the fields around in an almost Tuscan like scene. And yet, in all my walking - I almost missed one of the best sights I came across in the Blairgowry area, the one that was literally almost on my doorstep. My frien...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2010

Reekie Linn and Craigisla Bridge
Village of Alyth
Perthshire, Scotland

Fortingall Yew

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Attraction | "An ancient life, hidden in the hills"

Fortingall Yew Photo, Fortingall, Perthshire
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One of the best things about exploring an area fully for an extended period of time is that you find these great hidden treasures in it's depths that you may never have known about otherwise, no matter how much you should have. I love that about the world. No matter how much tourism and the new desire to travel likes to pin down and map every wonder of a place that can be seen, and no matter how global the knowledge becomes of beautiful places and sights to see - in reality, you still only really get to know the greatness of a place when you walk it with your own two feet, when you leave the guide books and their top spots behind, and when you speak to locals about their knowledge of what...Read More

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Fortingall Yew
Parish Church
Fortingall, Scotland

Queen's View

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Attraction | "Which ever Queen it is, it's a great view"

Queen's View Photo, Pitlochry, Scotland
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It isn't until you get out a good map of Perthshire that you realize just how much there actually is to do here. Especially as you reach the northern edges in the Pitlochry area where, despite the long quiet solitude you find as you reach the highlands at their best - there still seems to be something amazing to see and do every few hundred yards. I don't quite know how they manage it, but somehow they do. And here is where you'll find one of the best known views in Scotland, the area known as the Queens' View. Scotland is a land of amazing views, there can be no argument about that - and in all the years I've spent here now I find it hard to image that one could be pinned down as...Read More

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Queen's View

Pitlochry, Scotland

Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel & Resort

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Hotel | "Swish Scottish accommodation..."

Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel & Resort Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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When you live in a place - however great it is for travel - you rarely get a chance to really experience the accommodation it has to offer. I know that Scotland has some great places to stay, but in all of my time here, between camping, staying with friends or simply driving back home - I've had very little chance to experience them. I knew that I was going to be spending an entire summer in Perthshire - an area of Scotland I'd only passed through briefly before - and I knew that most of that time was going to be spent either camping, caravanning or in the crashing on a friend's couch. And because I'd spent more than enough time in hostels and motels in the year I'd just spent travelling...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2010

Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel & Resort
Kinloch Rannoch
Perthshire, Scotland
01882 632201