Days Out from Perth

Perth is a perfect location in Scotland to base yourself for a truly Scottish holiday whether it is for exploring our castles or touring the world famous distilleries most are within an hours drive.

Towering spires, thick stone walls and dramatic settings – whatever pops into your mind when you imagine a castle, you’ll find it in Scotland. From magnificent city landmarks to mysterious ruins, Scotland is bursting with fascinating castles to visit.Unlike palaces, which were built for enjoyment, Scotland’s castles were built for strength and protection. Their main purpose was to withhold enemy attacks and keep their occupants safe – needless to say each castle has seen plenty of dramatic stories unfold over the centuries!

Must-go-to Castles within an hour from Perth are  Scone Palace, Falkland Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Blair Castle, Dunnotter Castle and Glamis Castle.   But even Balmoral Castle is only 1 1/2hrs away!

Must-go-to Whisky Distilleries within an hour from birth; The famous Grouse Experience (previously Glen Turret), Edradour Distillery, Dalwhinnie, Blair Atholl and Dewars World of Whisky.   Plus we also have more modern brewers which are interesting to visit, there is Strathearn Disitillary to have a go at creating your own gin or Cairn o’Mohr the Scottish Fruit Wine & Cider company.