For a self-catering holiday in Perthshire, the town of Blairgowrie could be an ideal base and is within reach of the Perthshire Highlands for excellent days out walking, cycling and wildlife watching amongst some fantastic woodland and countryside scenery. As one of Perthshire's largest towns, Blairgowrie itself offers shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as interesting local attractions not too far away including an Arts Centre at Dunkeld, various museums, lochs and gardens.
About Blairgowrie for Cottage Holidays
For those who enjoy spending time amongst the natural beauty of the Scottish countryside and want to discover woodlands, lochs, charming Scottish towns and learn more about the heritage of this area, a stay in or close to Blairgowrie could be ideal.
Places to Visit on Day Trips from Blairgowrie on a Cottage Break
- The attractive town of Pitlochry is home to a couple of distilleries and is only around 40 minutes drive from Blairgowrie. Pitlochry is also worth a visit on account of the salmon ladder found there where you can watch salmon swimming upstream in season.
- Visit in wintertime and weather permitting, you can even do a spot of skiing in this part of Scotland. Discover Glenshee, located around 45 minutes drive from Blairgowrie, this is one of Scotland’s top skiing resorts.
- Tay Forest Park is within an hour’s drive and is home to Loch Tummel, scenic woodlands and Loch Tay, this is a beautiful area to enjoy walking and wildlife watching. Keen walkers may also choose to ramble along the Cateran Trail (an extensive long walk which covers some 64 miles) which runs close by to Blairgowrie.
For a holiday where you can discover some wonderful Perthshire countryside, woodlands, lochs and even mountains on days out, a cottage stay in or close to Blairgowrie has plenty to recommend it.
Book a Blairgowrie cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Highland on holiday.