Hotels in Perthshire
Perthshire - in the very heart of Scotland - has everything that visitors are looking for in this spectacular country: awe-inspiring mountains, beautiful glens and lochs and romantic castles and palaces. Visit once, and you'll want to come back again and again to walk amongst some of the most stunning landscapes and architecture in the world.
From cosy local inns to hotels in some of Scotland's finest historic buildings, we have a wide range of Perthshire hotels for you to choose from, suiSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION for every taste and budget.
Perth is a great base for exploring the county of Perthshire. A handsome city full of well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture, it has been a regular winner of the ‘Beautiful Britain' award. It is also a great hub for shopping and nightlife, and provides all the amenities you could want from a city base, while being surrounded by stunning countryside for you to explore and enjoy.
Visit the handsome 15th-century St John's Kirk, then head to Fair Maid's House where Sir Walter Scott's heroine lived in his novel ‘The Fair Maid of Perth'. If you're feeling energetic, climb Kinnoull Hill for fantastic views of the city and the River Tay which runs through it.
Known as ‘Big Tree Country', Perthshire has some of the most impressive trees, woodlands and country gardens in the world, all available to be explored on foot, by car, or by more adventurous modes of transport like horseback or canoe.
The best place to start might be to tour the many lochs which Perthshire is famous for. The area around Loch Tummel - known as ‘Strathtummel' – is stunning at any time of year, as the leaves and heathers change colour from season to season. Above the loch, the ‘Queens View' offers spectacular panoramas across to the peak of Schiehallion and Rannoch Moor. Loch Tay is the largest of Perthshire's lochs and the deepest in Scotland and is the perfect spot for sailing and other watersports, while Loch Rannoch is known for its fishing. Some of the region's smaller lochs such as Loch Turret and the Loch of Clunie offer picturesque locations for a picnic, or a short scenic walk.
Because Perthshire straddles the Highlands and the Lowlands, it offers a rich variety of scenery. In the north magnificent mountains make a wonderful backdrop to the River Tay, whilst further south you can enjoy wild heather-clad moors and lush farmland. There are walks for every level of fitness.
Palaces and castles
If you want to see romantic Scotland, then look no further than Perthshire, where you'll find a superb selection of castles and palaces nestled in beautiful countryside.
Scone Palace - probably the most famous of Perthshire's visitor attractions - is a must-see during your stay in the region. The palace is home to the stone on which 40 kings of Scotland were crowned, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. Today the palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques and paintings and there are lovely, well-tended gardens to explore.
Glamis Castle - the childhood home of the Queen Mother and one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland - makes for a fascinating day out. Go on a guided tour of the castle; stroll around the formal gardens and enjoy afternoon tea in this beautiful building which has the Cairngorm Mountains as its backdrop.
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