Want to see the tallest and oldest trees in Britain? Then take a holiday in Perthshire, often dubbed ‘Big Tree Country’ and home to the famous Fortingall Yew and Birnam Oak. The woodlands here are nothing short of spectacular, whether you’re here in the autumn when the leaves turn orange or in the summer when the ground is carpeted with bluebells. The scenery is exceptional all year round so if you’re a keen walker, a holiday house in Perthshire would be a perfect choice. Of course, when you’re looking for places to stay in Scotland, you’re probably visualising snow-capped peaks and rugged glens, and a holiday in Perthshire offers no shortage of these. Climb Schiehallion, tackle the Glen Lyon Corbetts, or visit the hill forts at Dunsinane. This really is the ideal place to make the most of the great outdoors in all its glory – go kayaking, canyoning or bungee jumping for a real adrenalin rush. Click to view all our holiday cottages in Scotland.
A holiday in Perthshire is also great for history buffs, and there are notable buildings and monuments everywhere, from Blair Castle to Dunblane Cathedral. Likewise there are some exceptional gardens – visit Fingask Castle, Glendoick and Dirnanean to name but a few. When you’re looking for a holiday house in Perthshire, don’t rule out the cosmopolitan city of Perth itself. Home to theatres, museums, shops and restaurants it would be a great place to start your holiday in Perthshire. And if you base yourself here you can visit Scone Palace just outside the city, home to the historic Stone of Destiny. If you’re looking for places to stay in Scotland and you’re not sure where to start, a holiday house in Perthshire would always be a safe bet. It has everything you could want, from farmers’ markets and stately homes to wild munros and championship standard golf courses.