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Activities around Perth

 

We love to welcome our more active guests and try to do as much for them as we can to ensure that the hospitality required by our visitors meets, or preferably exceeds, their expectations.

 

We are part of the Visit Scotland Welcome Schemes for Golf, Walking and Cycling and offer the facilities to store golf clubs / bicycle etc in secure facilities. As well as providing specific information for guests e.g. weather, courses, routes etc

 

 

Golf Courses near to Perth

 

Of course one of the most prestigious golf courses in Scotland is only a 20 mins drive from Perth. Gleaneagles was host to the 2014 Ryder Cup,  With three championship golf courses (PGA Centenary Course, The King's Course and The Queens's Course), Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy, and a member of Great Golf Resorts of the World – golf is at the very heart of Gleneagles.

 

There has been golf at Gleneagles longer than the Hotel’s 90 year history, with the first course – The King’s Course – dating back to 1919, but this longevity has driven us to develop some of the best courses and coaching in the world. From the professionals at the very top of the game, to keen amateurs and those just starting out, generations of golfers have experienced the game at Gleneagles, with many more to come.  Whether it is the stunning vistas the courses provide, the thrills and challenges along the way or treading the same turf as some of the legends of the game, there are so many reasons to play golf at Gleneagles.

 

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all. Despite its overwhelming popularity, the Old Course still upholds the tradition of a ballot (lottery) drawn two days ahead of play (except for Sundays and tournament days). This enables golfers who are in the area to still have the opportunity to play the Old Course during their visit. This reflects the public spirit of St Andrews Links and its commitment to staying as open and accessible to all golf lovers

 

 

 

Walking – Perth

 

Perth enjoys a stunning setting on the wide and stately River Tay, and with its elegant architecture and spacious parkland Inches has long been known as the Fair City. The Kings and Queens of Scotland were crowned at Scone just to the north and the palace is a major attraction for visitors. Less well known are the rolling wooded hills on the fringes of town, including Kinnoul Hill with its Rhine-like tower, the obelisk-topped Murrayshall Hill above Scone and the beautiful woods of Moncrieffe Hill to the south.

South of Perth are the foothills of the Ochils and then the town of Kinross. Set on the shores of Loch Leven - the largest in lowland Scotland and an important nature reserve - Kinross is the gateway to Perthshire from the south.

 

The best source of walking routes in Scotland whether you want a stroll around town or climb a munro can be found at http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/

 

Cycling - Perth

 

 

There are approximately 2,371 miles (3,815 km) of National Cycle Network routes in Scotland, including 644 miles of traffic-free routes which use a mix of railway path, canal towpath, forest road, shared-use path, segregated cycle lanes and redetermined rural footways. The remainder of the Network is on road: where possible it uses lightly-used rural roads or quiet urban streets. Where there is no practical alternative, it may use or cross trunk roads with the agreement of Transport Scotland.

 

All National Cycle Routes can be viewed at https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map