Perth – Scotland in a nutshell!!
Scotland; a land of history, intrigue and myth, with its glorious countryside, beautiful mountains and scenery. Each year thousands of eager travellers visit Scotland with many stopping off at my guest house, Almond Villa in Perth, to explore the landscape and castles. They meticulously plan their trip, starting in Glasgow, around Loch Lomond onto Fort William or Oban perhaps visit the islands then to Inverness. Then onto Aviemore, visit some distilleries, down the east coast not forgetting the legendary home of golf St Andrews, an overnight stop in beautiful Perth and then onto historic Edinburgh. A fantastic trip and a great holiday for sure, one I have made myself though all the chopping and changing of accommodation I found to be tiresome.
I have regular guests who come to stay each year for a fortnight and they love it here in Perth. When I first took over the guest house I asked them do they not get bored of visiting Perth, the same town, for two weeks every year? “No, no” they said “we come to Perth because it is beautiful and we love to visit the local attractions each year like Scone Palace and Branklyn Gardens but we spend most of our time on away trips.”
They showed me their itinerary and sure enough most of the destinations they were visiting were no more than an hour’s drive away from Perth, the first day wandering through Edinburgh, a visit to the Burrell collection in Glasgow, Stirling Castle, the famous Grouse distilleries, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Loch Lomond, Balmoral, Oban, St Andrews, the Scottish Deer Centre Cupar, the Cairngorms indeed many of the places they were visiting are on the ubiquitous list of our intrepid tourist but without the stress of changing B&Bs every night. I marvelled at their planning and thorough preparation for a relaxing holiday with day trips designed for each elements of the Scottish weather and thought how clever they were to stay in Perth and yet to see Scotland in nutshell.