Top 10 Sights & Landmarks in Perth and Kinross, Scotland

September 15, 2021 Viva Honore

Discover the best top things to do in Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom including The Birks of Aberfeldy, The Cateran Ecomuseum, The Scottish Crannog Centre, St. Mary's Monastery, Tibbermore Parish Church, Blairgowrie and Rattray War Memorial, Castle Menzies, Ossian's Hall, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Scone Palace.

1. The Birks of Aberfeldy

A826, Moness, Aberfeldy Scotland https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/birks-of-aberfeldy-p249371
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5.0 based on 569 reviews

The Birks of Aberfeldy

Walk this circular 1.5-mile trail through wooded slopes overhung by birch trees, with a stop along the viewing platform that looks over deep chasms and Strathtay.

Reviewed By philippam751

Just beautiful in Autumn. Take the right hand path of the circular walk it’s an easier gentle climb but worth every step for the sheer beauty of the falls

2. The Cateran Ecomuseum

Bamff Road Eastfield House, PH11 8DR Scotland http://cateranecomuseum.co.uk
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

The Cateran Ecomuseum is a museum without walls, all our sites are outside. Designed to reveal the hidden history of Cateran Country by the community who live here, it tells the story of its people, places and landscapes from pre-history to the present day.

3. The Scottish Crannog Centre

South Tay Road Loch Tay, Nr Aberfeldy, Kenmore PH15 2HY Scotland +44 1887 830583 [email protected] http://www.crannog.co.uk
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5.0 based on 1,093 reviews

The Scottish Crannog Centre

The Scottish Crannog Centre is a 5-star reconstruction of an early Iron Age loch-dwelling built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology. Our museum features 2,500-year-old underwater discoveries; our Iron Age Interpreters will guide you through life on the loch 500 BCE; hands-on ancient crafts and technologies. Hire a dugout canoe and paddle into prehistory (weather and experience permitting). Special events run regularly featuring artists, musicians, skilled craft workers and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age interpreters, actively bring the past to life for adults and children alike. Gift shop offering an excellent selection of books, crafts and light refreshments from our snack bar. Dogs are welcome on site. Last entry for tours at 4.00pm.

Reviewed By 501DavidS501 - Leeds, United Kingdom

The crannog is the star of the show,its incredible how these people could have thought of building a place like this.You do need to go on the tour I was very lucky because I was the only one to turn up for the 1pm tour and I must say the staff there still give me the full tour the staff I found to be very passionate about there duties and knowledge of the history of the area.Well worth a visit when you are stopping in the vicinity anyone can learn something from this its for all ages I found.

4. St. Mary's Monastery

Kinnoull Hatton Road, Perth PH2 7BP Scotland +44 1738 624075 [email protected] http://www.kinnoullmonastery.co.uk/
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St. Mary's Monastery

St Mary's Monastery, Kinnoull, Perth is an international, multi-cultural, ecumenical place that offers its visitors the opportunity for relaxation, renewal and rest. As a Redemptorist community, we offer a full programme of courses and retreats as well as serving the local community with weekly church services.

Reviewed By StephenClarke51 - Clitheroe, United Kingdom

I stayed for a week in September and would recommend it to anyone whether of Faith or Non Faith for a most wonderful and restful place to be. But just if it is a one or two night stop off then just drive a quarter of a mile past the Soulless Travelodge and enjoy a warm and welcoming stay ; a wonderful lunch and evening meal without having to go out and find places to eat ; lovely garden walks and breakfast before You Go. Newly refurbished and warm rooms all with en-suite facilities and full wheelchair access. I have no personal connection with The Monastery and post this only to pass on the experience that I have had there for others to also benefit from.

5. Tibbermore Parish Church

Tibbermore Road inbetween the A9 and the A 85, 200 yards south of Tibbermore crossroads, Perth PH1 1QJ Scotland +44 131 563 5135 http://www.srct.org.uk
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5.0 based on 13 reviews

Tibbermore Parish Church

6. Blairgowrie and Rattray War Memorial

2 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie PH10 6AS Scotland
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Blairgowrie and Rattray War Memorial

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

We visited here on Remembrance Sunday and it was very emotional to witness the pipe players and short service of remembrance at this fine memorial in this strange year when social distancing must be obeyed and crowds could not gather. The monument is right in the heart of the town in a small garden with trees and a very peaceful atmosphere.

7. Castle Menzies

on the B846, Weem, Aberfeldy Scotland +44 1887 820982 [email protected] http://www.castlemenzies.org
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Castle Menzies

Our 16th-century 'Z-plan' castle is a unique building with an exciting history: occupied by Cromwell's forces in the 1650s, captured by the Jacobites in 1715, and visited by Bonnie Prince Charlie for two nights during 1746 on his way to Culloden, before it was seized by Hanoverian forces. The Castle was the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years. Situated in a strategic location, it was involved in much of the turbulent history of the Highlands. Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century Scottish castle, restored during the twentieth century by the Menzies Clan Society. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid Renaissance example of the transition in Scottish castles from earlier rugged Highland fortresses to later mansion houses. Many of the Castle's rooms remain intentionally unfurnished to allow a better understanding of the structure and fabric of the building, which our visitors greatly appreciate. This is not a plushly furnished family home. Rescued as a ruin in 1957 by the then recently re-formed Menzies Clan Society, the Castle has been lovingly restored from dereliction by generations of Society members and was placed into a charitable trust in 1993. It is open to all as a visitor attraction, museum, Clan centre for the Menzies Clan and venue for weddings, concerts and other hire. All proceeds are exclusively used for the continued restoration and maintenance of the Castle, its Walled Garden and the Old Kirk of Weem.

Reviewed By AnnH980 - York, United Kingdom

This castle was very near where we stayed on holiday and we were lucky enough to be able to visit it the day after it had reopened. It was very quiet and it had all the Covid 19 protocols in place - no tearoom unfortunately but everything else was very good. The video was very informative and all the rooms had something to offer in the way of displays or information boards. There is so much more inside than it looks from outside. Worth a visit

8. Ossian's Hall

Dunkeld Scotland http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Hermitage
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Ossian's Hall

Built for the second Duke of Atholl in 1758 and restored in 1953, this folly sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the turbulent Black Linn Fall, which affords fine views of the distant woodlands.

Reviewed By jjp1945 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

River Braan was high on the day of our visit making a spectacular sight from Ossian’s Hall. A must see!

9. Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

Blair Atholl Street, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL Scotland +44 1796 481207 [email protected] http://www.blair-castle.co.uk
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Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

Discover Blair Castle and go on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story here leads you from Mary Queen of Scot's visit to the Civil War, and from the Jacobite cause to Queen Victoria's famous stay which led to the creation of Europe's only surviving private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Over 700 years of Scottish history are on display across 30 rooms. Highlights of the castle tour include the Baronial Entrance Hall, featuring weapons used at the Battle of Culloden; the classic Georgian styling of the Picture Staircase; the grandeur of the State Dining Room and Drawing Room; and the magnificent Ballroom, bedecked in hundreds of antlers. The Castle sits at the hub of a breathtaking historic landscape and the gardens and grounds feature a 9 acre walled garden, a peaceful wooded grove, a ruined kirk, a red deer park and a whimsical Gothic folly.

Reviewed By asheleyn2019

Had an amazing visit to Blair castle, would highly recommend to all age groups. We didn’t visit inside of the castle, you need to book in advance and we just rocked up. Got tickets for the gardens (£15 for 2 ppl), I was sceptical at the price but what a treat! Lots of hidden gems and nice walks, the red deer were beautiful and very friendly at a respectable distance. The Hercules garden was also lovely.

10. Scone Palace

Scone Palace Isla Rd, Perth PH2 6BD Scotland +44 1738 552300 [email protected] http://scone-palace.co.uk/
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Scone Palace

Scone Palace - a 5 star historic house visitor attraction. We are open five days a week and guided tours of the Palace can be booked from Wednesday through to Sunday via our web site. Come along and visit Moot Hill where the 'Kings of Scotland' were crowned. Have a wander around our 100 acres gardens and grounds, followed by a coffee and a Scone Palace scone from our Old Kitchen Coffee Shop.

Reviewed By CZFRichardson - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Due to COVID19 some areas of the site were not open during our visit but we still had a great time and the staff were helpful, friendly and informative, and it still felt like good value for money. Strolling around the well-maintained grounds, past the site of the crowning of Scottish kings, through the proud strutting peacocks and past the fields of grazing highland cows and sheep is well worth it! The included guide leaflet makes the grounds walking tour easy to follow. The tour of the inside of the downstairs of the house was taken by a very professional, well-informed team who were warm and happy to answer any questions. The house really is an amazing timecapsule full of treasures! Highlights: the slightly un-PC but incredibly beautiful ivory figurines in the first room, the Dido Belle portrait (a must-see highlight), the porcelain collection and the organ built for the lady of the house. The outdoor coffee bar (indoor closed due to COVID19) had a good selection and the marquee seating (so you can drink it ‘indoors’!) was comfortable and clean. Plenty of parking and toilets in the car park were clean and tidy.

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