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Self Catering in Perthshire

Set at the heart of Scotland, Perthshire marks the meeting point of the Highlands and the Lowlands. A county of cascading waterfalls, stately hills and majestic glens, Perthshire quite simply needs to be explored to be fully experienced.

Whether your motivation is to bag a few Munros or just to experience the great outdoors you’ll find tempting walks for all ages and abilities and more than enough fresh Perthshire air to go round. The land of lochs and leaping salmon, Perthshire is also the perfect place to enjoy a day's fishing by a river or on Loch Tay, Loch Rannoch or Loch Tummel. You might even discover some of our history with a trip back to the iron age at the Scottish Crannog Centre; a visit to the Fortingall Yew - believed to be Britain's oldest tree - or to Scone Palace, once the crowning place of Scottish Kings.

Perthshire's arts scene is notably vibrant with highlights including the Pitlochry Festival Theatre - where at the height of the season you can take in six different plays in six days - and the Birnam Arts Centre which hosts an exhibition on Beatrix Potter, who holidayed nearby as a child.

Of course no visit would be complete without visiting "The Fair City" of Perth itself. Officially Scotland's newest city, Perth nevertheless has a long and significant history. There is a great variety of shops, both national chains and local businesses, to enjoy in the city centre while the nearby Balhousie Castle is the home of the Black Watch Museum.

If that's not enough to keep you going then a holiday cottage or lodge in Perthshire is a great base from which to travel north, south, east or west to explore much more of Scotland's central belt.

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